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9.1.4 Compensation is payable only in respect of the major loss
Where a loss of a part of the body specified in the Table of Injuries in the Third Schedule to the 1930 Act includes the loss of a lesser part, compensation is payable only in respect of the major loss, e.g. an employee who has suffered a loss of a right arm is paid for that loss and is not additionally compensated for loss of fingers, the right hand, etc.
Note however that loss of the right arm is a separate injury from loss of the left arm and both losses are compensated by a lump sum. Similarly loss of a right leg is a different injury to loss of a left leg, and both losses are compensated by a lump sum.
As a matter of policy, the limit in S13(1) to the amount of compensation payable in respect of any one accident is not applied by DVA. Accordingly a member who loses both legs above the knee will receive two amounts of compensation at 75% (a total of 150% of the statutory maximum).