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Article 15(2)

SCHEDULE 3U.K.THE TARIFF AND SUPPLEMENTARY AWARDS

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Memorandum

PART 1U.K.DESCRIPTORS, TARIFF LEVELS AND AMOUNTS - “THE TARIFF”

[F1Table 1 – Burns(*)

ItemColumn (a)Column (b)
LevelDescription of injury and its effects (“descriptor”)
14Burns, with partial, deep or full thickness burns affecting 70% or more of whole body surface area.
25Burns, with partial, deep or full thickness burns affecting 50 to 69.9% of whole body surface area.
35Burns, with partial, deep or full thickness burns to the face or face and neck including one or more of the following: loss of or very severe damage to chin, ear, lip or nose, resulting in or expected to result in residual scarring and poor cosmetic result despite treatment and camouflage.
46Burns, with partial, deep or full thickness burns affecting 15 to 49.9% of whole body surface area.
57Burns, with partial, deep or full thickness burns to the face or face and neck resulting in, or expected to result in, residual scarring and poor cosmetic result despite treatment and camouflage.
68Burns, with partial, deep or full thickness burns affecting 9 to 14.9% of whole body surface area.
79Burns, with partial, deep or full thickness burns to face or face and neck resulting in, or expected to result in, residual scarring and satisfactory cosmetic result with camouflage.
811Burns, with partial, deep or full thickness burns affecting 4.5 to 8.9% of whole body surface area.
912Burns, with partial, deep or full thickness burns affecting less than 4.5 [F2%] of whole body surface area.
1012Burns, with superficial burns affecting more than 15% of whole body surface area.
1113Burns, with superficial burns to the face or face and neck.
1214Burns, with superficial burns affecting 4.5 to 15% of whole body surface area.
1315Burns, with superficial burns affecting 1 to 4.4% of whole body surface area.
  • (*) Awards for all burns include compensation for any residual scarring or pigmentation and take into account any skin grafting.

  • (*) Awards for partial, deep or full thickness burns include compensation for actual or expected metabolic or cardiovascular consequences.]

Table 2 - Injury, Wounds and Scarring(*)

F3. . .
[F4(*) A non-freezing cold injury under item 22A must be diagnosed by a non-treating consultant neurologist.]
[F5(*) A descriptor for a freezing cold injury or a non-freezing cold injury refers to either unilateral or bilateral damage to the upper or lower extremities.]
ItemColumn (a)Column (b)
LevelDescription of injury and its effects (“descriptor”)
[F6A12Bilateral complex injury to both upper limbs including hand on only one side and only from above elbow on the other, causing permanent total or virtually total functional limitation or restriction.]
15Complex injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to ankle or shoulder to wrist, with complications, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
25Loss of both kidneys or chronic renal failure.
36Complex injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to knee, knee to ankle, shoulder to elbow or elbow to wrist, with complications, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
46Injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to ankle or shoulder to wrist, with complications, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
56Complex injury to chest, with complications, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
67Complex injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to ankle or shoulder to wrist, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
77Injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to knee, knee to ankle, shoulder to elbow or elbow to wrist, with complications, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
87Injury to chest, with complications, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
97Complex injury to chest causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
107Complex injury to abdomen, including pelvis or perineum, or both, with complications, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
11[F76]Severe facial lacerations including one or more of the following: loss of or very severe damage to chin, ear, lip or nose, which have required, or are expected to require, operative treatment, but with poor cosmetic result despite camouflage.
127[F8High energy transfer gunshot wound, deeply penetrating missile fragmentation or other penetrating injury (or all or any combination of these)] with clinically significant damage to bone, soft tissue structures and vascular or neurological structures of the head and neck, torso or limb, with complications, which have required, or are expected to require, operative treatment with residual permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
138Injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to ankle or shoulder to wrist, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
148Complex injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to knee, knee to ankle, shoulder to elbow or elbow to wrist, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
15[F97]Severe facial lacerations which have required, or are expected to require, operative treatment, but with poor cosmetic result despite camouflage.
168Injury to abdomen, including pelvis or perineum, or both, with complications, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
178Complex injury to abdomen, including pelvis or perineum, or both, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
188Injury to chest, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
199Injury to abdomen, including pelvis or perineum, or both, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
209Injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to knee, knee to ankle, shoulder to elbow or elbow to wrist, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
219Complex injury covering all or most of the hand, with complications, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
229[F10High energy transfer gunshot wound, deeply penetrating missile fragmentation or other penetrating injury (or all or any combination of these)] with clinically significant damage to soft tissue structures and vascular or neurological structures of the head and neck, torso or limb, which have required, or are expected to require, operative treatment with residual permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
[F1122A9Non-freezing cold injury in the feet, hands or both, with small fibre neuropathy diagnosed clinically and by appropriate tests with continuing neuropathic pain and severely compromised mobility or dexterity beyond 26 weeks.]
2310Severe facial lacerations which have required, or are expected to require, operative treatment with a good cosmetic result with camouflage.
2410Complex injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to ankle or shoulder to wrist, with complications, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
2510Complex injury to chest, with complications, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
2610Complex injury covering all or most of the foot, with complications, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
F1227. . .. . .
2811Complex injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to ankle or shoulder to wrist, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
2911Traumatic damage to spleen which has required splenectomy and where there is, or where there is a high risk of, overwhelming post-splenectomy infection.
30[F1310]Severe facial scarring which produces a poor cosmetic result despite camouflage.
3111[F14High energy transfer gunshot wound, deeply penetrating missile fragmentation or other penetrating injury (or all or any combination of these)] with clinically significant damage to soft tissue structures of the head and neck, torso or limb, which have required, or are expected to require, operative treatment with residual permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
3211Complex injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to knee, knee to ankle, shoulder to elbow or elbow to wrist, with complications, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
3311Injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to ankle or shoulder to wrist, with complications, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
3411Complex injury to chest, which has caused or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
3511Complex injury to abdomen, including pelvis or perineum, or both, with complications, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
3611Complex injury covering all or most of the hand, with complications, which has caused or is expected to cause significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
3712Complex injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to knee, knee to ankle, shoulder to elbow or elbow to wrist, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
3812Severe scarring of face, or face and neck, or neck, scalp, torso or limb, where camouflage produces a good cosmetic result.
3912Injury to chest, with complications, which has caused or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
4012Injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to ankle or shoulder to wrist, which has caused or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
4112[F15High energy transfer gunshot wound, deeply penetrating missile fragmentation or other penetrating injury (or all or any combination of these)] to the head and neck, torso or limb which have required, or are expected to require, operative treatment with substantial functional recovery.
4212Traumatic injury to external genitalia requiring treatment resulting in severe permanent damage or loss.
4312Injury covering all or most of the area from thigh to knee, knee to ankle, shoulder to elbow or elbow to wrist, with complications, which has caused, or is expected to cause significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
4412Complex injury to abdomen, including pelvis or perineum, or both, which has caused or is expected to cause significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
4512Complex injury covering all or most of the foot, with complications, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
4613Injury to abdomen, including pelvis or perineum, or both, with complications, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
4713Injury to all or most of the area from thigh to knee, knee to ankle, shoulder to elbow or elbow to wrist, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
4813Injury to chest, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with a substantial recovery beyond that date.
4913Moderate facial scarring where camouflage produces a good cosmetic result.
5013Lung damage due to toxic fumes, smoke inhalation or blast, where symptoms have continued, or are expected to continue beyond 6 weeks and where the claimant has made or is expected to make a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
5113Traumatic tension or open pneumothorax.
5213Superficial shrapnel fragmentation or one or more puncture wounds (or both such injuries) to head and neck, torso or limb which have required, or are expected to require, operative treatment.
5313Fractured tooth which has required, or is expected to require, root resection.
[F1653A13 Damage to front tooth which has required, or is expected to require, extraction and operative interval treatment to restore aesthetics and function.]
5413Loss of two or more front teeth.
[F175513Non-freezing cold injury which has caused neuropathic pain in the feet, hands or both, with significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks and substantial recovery beyond that time. Continuing cold sensitivity may be present beyond 26 weeks.]1
[F1855B13Blunt trauma resulting in soft tissue injury to head and neck, torso or limb, which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment.]
[F1955A13Freezing cold injury including skin, nail and soft tissue damage, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial resolution of symptoms beyond that date.]
5614Injury to abdomen including pelvis or perineum, or both, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, with substantial recovery beyond that date.
5714Moderate scarring of scalp, neck, torso or limbs where camouflage produces a good cosmetic result.
5814Minor facial scarring.
5914Flesh wound which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment.
6014Traumatic injury to external genitalia requiring treatment resulting in moderate permanent damage.
6114Damage to one front tooth which has required, or is expected to require, a crown or root canal surgery.
6214Damage to two or more teeth other than front which have required, or are expected to require, crowns or root canal surgery.
6314Loss of one front tooth.
6414Loss of two or more teeth other than front.
[F206514Non-freezing cold injury which has caused pain in the feet, hands or both, with functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks and substantial recovery by 12 weeks. Continuing cold sensitivity may be present beyond 12 weeks.]a
[F2165A14Freezing cold injury including skin, nail and soft tissue damage, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, with substantial resolution of symptoms beyond that date.]
6615Minor scarring of scalp, neck, torso or limbs.
6715Injury to abdomen, including pelvis, or both, which has caused, or is expected to cause significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks, with substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
6815Shrapnel fragmentation or one or more puncture wounds (or both such injuries) to head and neck, torso or limb not requiring operative treatment.
(*) When applied to a limb injury the expression “complex injury” means that the injury affects all or most of the following structures: skin, subcutaneous tissues, muscle, bone, blood vessels and nerves.
(*) When applied to a limb injury the expression “with complications” means that the injury is complicated by at least one of septicaemia, osteomyelitis, clinically significant vascular or neurological injury, avascular necrosis, gross shortening of the limb, mal-united or non-united fracture, or the fact that the claimant has required, or is expected to require, a bone graft.
(*) When applied to a limb injury, the expression “injury covering all or most of the area” means external injury causing direct damage to contiguous areas of the limb circumference. In the case of a lower limb this may include direct damage to the buttocks.
(*) When applied to an injury to the torso the expression “complex injury” means that there is clinically significant damage to vital structures and organs including two or more of the following: trachea, lungs, heart, gastrointestinal tract, great vessels, major nerves, diaphragm, chest or abdominal wall, pelvic floor, liver, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, spleen or ovaries.
(*) When applied to an injury to the torso the expression “with complications” means that management of the injury has required two or more of the following: resuscitation, ventilation, thoracic or abdominal drainage, a laparotomy with repair and/or removal of organs and structures.
(*) When applied to an injury in this Table, the term “torso” means any part of the chest, back or abdomen including pelvis and perineum.
(*) When applied to any injury, the expression “vital structures” includes major nerve or blood vessels.
(*) An award for injury to a limb or the torso includes compensation for related scarring and damage to, or removal of structures (including skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, bone, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, lymphatics and nerves).
F22. . .
[F23(*) Neuropathic pain is pain initiated or caused by a primary lesion or disorder of the nervous system.]
F24. . .

Table 3 - Mental disorders(*)

[F25(aa) Functional limitation or restriction is very severe where the claimant’s residual functional impairment after undertaking adequate courses of best practice treatment, including specialist tertiary interventions, is judged by the senior treating consultant psychiatrist to remain incompatible with any paid employment until state pension age.]

(a) Functional limitation or restriction is severe where the claimant is unable to undertake work appropriate to experience, qualifications and skills at the time of onset of the illness and over time able to work only in less demanding jobs.

(b) Functional limitation or restriction is moderate where the claimant is unable to undertake work appropriate to experience, qualifications and skills at the time of onset of the illness but able to work regularly in a less demanding job.

ItemColumn (a)Column (b)
LevelDescription of injury and its effects (“descriptor”)
[F26A1 4Permanent mental disorder causing very severe functional limitation or restriction(aa)]
16Permanent mental disorder, causing severe functional limitation or restriction.(a)
28Permanent mental disorder, causing moderate functional limitation or restriction.(b)
310Mental disorder, causing functional limitation or restriction, which has continued, or is expected to continue for 5 years.
412Mental disorder, which has caused, or is expected to cause functional limitation or restriction at 2 years, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 5 years.
513Mental disorder, which has caused, or is expected to cause, functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 2 years.
614Mental disorder, which has caused or is expected to cause, functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
(*) In assessing functional limitation or restriction in accordance with article 5(6) account is to be taken of the claimant's psychological, social and occupational function.
[F27(*) Mental disorders must be diagnosed by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist at consultant grade.]

Table 4 - Physical disorders – illnesses and infectious diseases(*)

ItemColumn (a)Column (b)
LevelDescription of physical disorder and its effects (“descriptor”)
16Physical disorder causing severe functional limitation or restriction where life expectancy is less than 5 years.
[F281A6Physical disorder causing permanent very severe functional limitation or restriction.]
27Physical disorder causing severe functional limitation or restriction where life expectancy is reduced, but is more than 5 years.
3[F298]Physical disorder causing permanent severe functional limitation or restriction.
411Physical disorder which has caused, or is expected to cause, severe functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery beyond that date.
511Physical disorder causing permanent moderate functional limitation or restriction.
612Permanent physical disorder where symptoms and functional effects are well controlled by regular medication.
713Physical disorder which has caused, or is expected to cause, severe functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
813Physical disorder which has caused, or is expected to cause, moderate functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery beyond that date.
914Physical disorder which has caused, or is expected to cause, severe functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 13 weeks.
1014Physical disorder which has caused, or is expected to cause, moderate functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
1115Physical disorder which has caused, or is expected to cause, moderate functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 13 weeks.

(*) This Table relates to diseases and related physical health problems included in the World Health Organisation International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems M1. Mental and behavioural disorders and traumatic and accidental physical injuries are excluded.

[F30(*) Permanent functional limitation or restriction is very severe when the claimant is unable to undertake work appropriate to experience, qualifications and skills, following best practice treatment, and at best thereafter is able to undertake work only sporadically and in physically undemanding jobs.

(*) Permanent functional limitation or restriction is severe where the claimant is unable to undertake work appropriate to experience, qualifications or skills at the time of onset of the disorder and over time able to work in only physically less demanding jobs.]

Marginal Citations

M1World Health Organisation, Geneva, 10th Revision 1992.

Table 5 - Amputations(*)

1 These descriptors also apply to circumstances where stump length or condition precludes satisfactory fitting of prosthesis.

2Total loss of use of another limb” means the total loss of the physical capacity or power to carry out its expected functions as compared with a normal healthy person of the same age and sex.

ItemColumn (a)Column (b)
LevelDescription of injury and its effects (“descriptor”)
11Loss of both legs (above or below knee) and both arms (above or below elbow).
21Loss of both eyes or sight in both eyes and loss of either both legs (above or below knee), or both arms (above or below elbow).
31Total deafness and loss of either both legs (above or below knee) or both arms (above or below elbow).
41Loss of both arms where one loss is a shoulder disarticulation or forequarter loss, and the loss of the other arm is at any level.1
51Loss of both arms above or below elbow (not shoulder disarticulation or forequarter) and one leg (above or below knee).
61Loss of one arm, above or below elbow, and one leg, above or below knee, with total loss of use of another limb due to traumatic injury involving vital structures.2
72Loss of both arms where one loss is at or above elbow (trans-humeral or elbow disarticulation) and the loss of the other arm is at, above or below elbow.
82Loss of one arm above elbow (shoulder disarticulation or forequarter).1
92Loss of both legs where one loss is at hip disarticulation or hindquarter loss, and the loss of the other leg is at any level.1
102Loss of both legs above or below knee (not hip disarticulation or hemipelvectomy) and one arm (above or below elbow).
113Loss of both arms below elbow (trans-radial).
123Loss of both legs where one loss is at or above knee (trans-femoral or knee disarticulation) and the loss of the other is at any level.
133Loss of one leg above knee (hip disarticulation or hemipelvectomy).1
144Loss of one arm at or above elbow (trans-humeral or elbow disarticulation).
154Loss of both legs below knee (trans-tibial).
164Loss of both hands (wrist disarticulation) or where amputation distal to that site has led to permanent total loss of use of both hands.
175Loss of one arm below elbow (trans-radial).
185Loss of one leg at or above knee (trans-femoral or knee disarticulation).
195Loss of both feet at ankle distal to the calcaneum.
206Loss of one leg below knee (trans-tibial).
216Loss of one hand (wrist disarticulation) or where amputation distal to that site has led to permanent total loss of use of one hand.
227Loss of both thumbs.
238Loss of one foot at ankle distal to the calcaneum.
2410Loss of both great toes.
2510Loss of thumb.
2610Loss of both index fingers.
2710Loss of two or more fingers, other than thumb or index finger, from each hand.
2810Partial loss of thumb and index finger from each hand.
2911Loss of two or more fingers, other than thumb or index finger, from one hand.
3012Loss of great toe.
3112Loss of two or more toes, other than great toe, from each foot.
3212Loss of index finger from one hand.
3312Partial loss of thumb and index finger from one hand.
3412Partial loss of two or more fingers, other than thumb or index finger, from each hand.
3512Loss of one finger, other than thumb or index finger, from each hand.
3612Partial loss of thumb or index finger from each hand.
3712Persistent phantom limb pain.
3812Stump neuroma with trigger point stump pain.
3913Loss of two or more toes, other than great toe, from one foot.
4013Partial loss of each great toe.
4113Partial loss of one finger, other than thumb or index finger, from each hand.
4213Loss of one finger, other than thumb or index finger, from one hand.
4313Partial loss of two or more fingers, other than thumb or index finger, from one hand.
4413Partial loss of thumb or index finger from one hand.
4514Partial loss of great toe from one foot.
4614Loss of one toe, other than great toe, from each foot.
4714Partial loss of one finger, other than thumb or index finger, from one hand.
4814Partial loss of two or more toes, other than great toe, from one foot.
4915Loss of one toe, other than great toe, from one foot.
(*) Loss of one or both legs below knee includes loss of foot with loss of all or part of calcaneum (heel).
(*) Loss of a finger or thumb means that amputation has taken place at the metacarpophalangeal joint.
(*) Loss of a toe means that amputation has taken place at the metatarsophalangeal joint.

Table 6-Neurological disorders, including spinal, head or brain injuries(*)

[F31(a) The claimant is unable to undertake work appropriate to experience, qualifications and skills prior to the brain injury, but able to work regularly in a less demanding job.]

[F32(b) Labyrinthine causes of audiovestibular symptoms must be excluded by detailed specialist audiovestibular assessment.]

ItemColumn (a)Column (b)
LevelDescription of injury and its effects (“descriptor”)
11Cervical spinal cord injury where the claimant requires ventilatory support and there is complete tetraparesis.
21Cervical spinal cord injury with minimal upper limb function and complete or near complete paraparesis.
31Complete brachial plexus injury with avulsion of the roots from the spinal cord, resulting in complete flaccid paralysis and sensory loss, with persistent severe central pain.
41Brain injury with persistent vegetative state.
51Brain injury resulting in major [F33and permanent] loss or limitation of responsiveness to the environment, including absence or severe impairment of language function, and a requirement for regular professional nursing care.
62Cervical spinal cord injury with some useful upper limb function and complete or near complete paraparesis.
72Thoracic spinal cord injury with complete paraparesis.
82Injury to conus medullaris or cauda equina giving rise to complete paraparesis.
92Complete brachial plexus injury with avulsion of the roots from the spinal cord, resulting in complete flaccid paralysis and sensory loss, without persistent severe central pain.
102Partial brachial plexus injury in which spontaneous recovery or operative treatment has led to some restoration of useful function in the arm at the shoulder and elbow, but with no restoration of useful function in the hand.
112 [F34Brain injury where the claimant has some permanent limitation of response to the environment together with substantial motor and sensory problems and one or more substantial cognitive, personality or behavioural problems, and that injury requires some professional nursing care and is likely to require considerable regular support from other health professionals.]
123Injury to conus medullaris or cauda equina giving rise to partial paraparesis or severe monoparesis.
133Thoracic spinal cord injury with partial paraparesis.
144Injury to conus medullaris or cauda equina giving rise to partial asymmetric paraparesis.
154Uncontrolled post head injury epilepsy.
164Traumatic spinal injury with partial spinal cord, conus or cauda equina damage causing paraparesis of upper or lower limbs, or both, with some recovery and restoration of upper limb motor and sensory function, but no useful manual dexterity or ability to walk.
174 [F35Brain injury where the claimant has moderate and permanent motor or sensory problems and one or more permanent substantial cognitive, personality or behavioural problems, and that injury requires regular help or full-time supervision from others with activities of everyday living but does not require professional nursing care or regular help from other health professionals.]
185Partial brachial plexus injury in which spontaneous improvement or operative treatment has led to restoration of some useful function in the arm and hand.
195Hemiplegia.
206Injury to conus medullaris or cauda equina giving rise to partial monoparesis.
217Traumatic spinal injury resulting in partial paresis of lower or upper limbs, or both, with substantial recovery, restoration of lower and upper limb motor and sensory function, including a useful ability to walk.
[F3621A7 [F37Brain injury from which the claimant has made a substantial recovery, has no major cognitive personality or behavioural problems, but has substantial functionally disabling motor deficit in upper and or lower limbs, but is able to undertake some form of regular employment(a).]]
22 [F387][F39Brain injury from which the claimant has made a substantial recovery, has no major motor or sensory deficits, but does have one or more of a residual functionally disabling—
(i)

cognitive deficit,

(ii)

behavioural change, or

(iii)

change in personality,

but is able to undertake some form of regular employment(a).]
238Mild brachial plexus injury with substantial recovery of arm and hand function resulting in good restoration of manual dexterity.
249Permanent isolated damage to one cranial nerve.
2510Permanent foot or wrist drop.
2611 [F40Mild traumatic brain injury which has caused or is expected to cause either or both functionally limiting or restricting central nervous system symptoms or functionally limiting or restricting audiovestibular symptoms of peripheral labyrinthine origin(b) (including permanent sensorineural hearing loss of less than 50 dB averaged over 1, 2 and 3 kHz) for more than 52 weeks.]
2711Brain or traumatic head injury with persistent balance symptoms and other functionally limiting neurological damage including permanent sensorineural hearing loss of less than 50dB averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz.
[F4127A 11Intra-cerebral haematoma requiring or expected to require decompressive surgery and interval cranioplasty but with poor cosmetic result.]
2812Cerebral infarction due to vascular injury in the neck, resulting in persisting impairment of function and restriction of activities.
2912Controlled post head injury epilepsy.
3012Permanent substantial peripheral motor sensory or autonomic nerve damage.
3112Entrapment neuropathy which has not responded to treatment.
3213Permanent facial numbness including lip.
3313Entrapment neuropathy which has responded, or is expected to respond, to treatment.
3413 [F42Mild traumatic brain injury or head injury which has caused or is expected to cause either or both functionally limiting or restricting central nervous system symptoms or functionally limiting or restricting audiovestibular symptoms of peripheral labyrinthine origin(b) for more than 6 weeks with substantial recovery thereafter.]
3514Permanent facial numbness which does not include the lip.
3615Permanent minor peripheral sensory nerve damage.
(*) An award for brain injury in levels 1, 2 or 4 includes compensation for associated sexual dysfunction, incontinence of the bowel and bladder, and epilepsy.
(*) An award for a spinal injury including a spinal cord, conus medullaris or cauda equina injury, complete or partial, at any tariff level, includes compensation for associated sexual dysfunction and incontinence of the bowel and bladder.
(*) The descriptors for a brachial plexus injury are for a unilateral injury.

Table 7-senses(*)

1 These descriptors apply to bilateral hearing loss caused otherwise than by blast injury or acute acoustic trauma due to impulse noise.

ItemColumn (a)Column (b)
LevelDescription of injury and its effects (“descriptor”)
11Total deafness and loss of both eyes, or total deafness and total blindness in both eyes, or total deafness and loss of one eye and total blindness in the other eye.
22Loss of eyes.
32Total blindness in both eyes.
42Loss of one eye and total blindness in the other eye.
52Total deafness in both ears.
65Loss of one eye and permanent damage to the other eye, where visual acuity is correctable to 6/36.
75Blast injury to ears or acute acoustic trauma due to impulse noise with permanent bilateral sensorineural hearing loss of more than 75dB averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz.
86Severe binocular visual field loss.
96Blast injury to ears or acute acoustic trauma due to impulse noise with permanent sensorineural hearing loss of 50-75dB averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz in one ear and more than 75dB loss averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz in the other.
106Bilateral permanent hearing loss of more than 75dB averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz.1
117Blast injury to ears or acute acoustic trauma due to impulse noise with permanent bilateral sensorineural hearing loss of 50-75dB averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz.
128Total deafness in one ear.
138Bilateral permanent hearing loss of 50-75dB averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz.1
148Loss of one eye or total blindness in one eye.
159Partial loss of vision where visual acuity is correctable to 6/60.
169Permanent and inoperable cataracts in both eyes.
1710Partial loss of vision where visual acuity is correctable to better than 6/60 and at least 6/36.
1810Detached retina in both eyes.
1910Blast injury to ears or acute acoustic trauma due to impulse noise with permanent sensorineural hearing loss in one ear of more than 75dB averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz.
2010Acute physical trauma to ear causing conductive or permanent sensorineural hearing loss in one ear of more than 75dB averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz.
2111Partial loss of vision where visual acuity is correctable to better than 6/36 and at least 6/18.
2211Blast injury to ears or acute acoustic trauma due to impulse noise with permanent sensorineural hearing loss in one ear of 50-75dB averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz.
2311Acute physical trauma to ear causing conductive or permanent sensorineural hearing loss in one ear of 50-75dB averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz.
2412Partial loss of vision where visual acuity is correctable to better than 6/18 and at least 6/12.
2512Permanent and inoperable cataract in one eye.
2612Operable cataracts in both eyes.
2712Moderate binocular visual field loss.
2812Detached retina in one eye.
2912Secondary glaucoma.
[F4329A12Traumatic uveitis.]
[F4429B 12Post head injury hyposmia or anosmia.]
3013Significant penetrating, or blunt injury, to both eyes.
3113Retinal damage (not detached) to both eyes.
3213Partial loss of vision where visual acuity is correctable to better than 6/12.
3313Dislocation of lens in one eye.
3413Degeneration of optic nerve in both eyes.
3513Permanent diplopia.
3613Blast injury to ears or acute acoustic trauma due to impulse noise.
3713Acute physical trauma to ear causing conductive or permanent sensorineural hearing loss in one ear.
3814Diplopia which is present, or is expected to be present, at 13 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery beyond that date.
3914Operable cataract in one eye.
4014Corneal abrasions in both eyes.
4114Hyphaema in both eyes which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment.
4214Retinal damage (not detached) in one eye.
4314Significant penetrating, or blunt, injury in one eye.
4414Degeneration of optic nerve in one eye.
4514Slight binocular visual field loss.
4614Traumatic mydriasis.
4715Diplopia which is present, or is expected to be present, at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery beyond that date.
4815Corneal abrasions in one eye.
4915Hyphaema in one eye which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment.

(*) For the purposes of this table the following definitions apply:—

Total blindness in both eyes” means that the claimant must have been diagnosed as being blind by an accredited medical specialist;

Total blindness in one eye” means that the claimant must have been diagnosed by an accredited medical specialist as having visual acuity of 3/60 or worse in the affected eye;

Total deafness” means that the claimant's bilateral average hearing threshold level is 90dB or more, averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz, as measured by appropriately calibrated equipment meeting British Standards, operated by trained staff, and using quality assured pure tone audiometry;

Total deafness in one ear” means that the average hearing threshold is 90dB or more averaged over 1, 2 and 3kHz as measured by appropriately calibrated equipment meeting British Standards, operated by trained staff, and using quality assured pure tone audiometry.

(*) All awards for hearing loss, including blast injury to ears and acute acoustic trauma, include compensation for associated tinnitus, and no separate award is payable for tinnitus alone.
(*) Degree of visual field loss must be assessed by reference to an accredited specialist physician report which includes reasons.

Table 8-Fractures and dislocations(*)

ItemColumn (a)Column (b)
LevelDescription of injury and its effects (“descriptor”)
19Fracture of one femur, tibia, humerus, radius or ulna, with complications, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
29Fracture or dislocation of one hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, or wrist, which has required, or is expected to require, arthrodesis, osteotomy or total joint replacement.
310Fractured heels of both feet causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
410Fractures or dislocations of both hips, both knees, both ankles, both shoulders, both elbows or both wrists causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
510Multiple face fractures causing permanent significant cosmetic effect and functional limitation or restriction despite treatment.
611Fractures or dislocations of both hips, both knees, both ankles, both shoulders, both elbows or both wrists which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
711Fractured heel of one foot causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
811Fractured heel of both feet which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
911Fracture of pelvis which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
1011Fracture or dislocation of great toe of both feet, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
1111Fractured tarsal bones of both feet which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
1211Fractures of both femurs, both tibiae, both humeri, both radii or both ulnae which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
1311Fracture of one femur, tibia, humerus, radius or ulna causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
1411Fracture of one femur, tibia, humerus, radius or ulna, with complications, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 52 weeks.
1511Multiple fractures to face, or face and neck where treatment has led, or is expected to lead, to a good cosmetic and functional outcome.
1611Fracture or dislocation of one hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow or wrist causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
[F451711Shoulder joint instability which has required or is expected to require operative treatment with permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.]
[F4617A12Shoulder joint instability which has required or is expected to require operative treatment with substantial recovery.]
1812Fracture of one femur, tibia, humerus, radius or ulna, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
1912Fracture of mandible or maxilla, which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment and which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
2012Fracture of both hands which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
2112Fractures of both clavicles, or both scapulae, which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
2212Fracture of the skull with sub-dural or extra-dural haematoma which has required evacuation, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
2312Fracture or dislocation of thumb of both hands which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
2412Fracture or dislocation of one hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow or wrist, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
2512Fracture or dislocation of index finger on both hands which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
2612 [F47Fracture or dislocation of great toe or associated structures of one foot which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.]
2712Fractured tarsal bones on one foot which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
2812Fractured heel of one foot which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
2912Fractured heel of both feet from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
3012Fractured or dislocated patella on both knees which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
3112Fractured metatarsal bones on both feet which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
3212Fractures of both femurs, both tibiae, both humeri, both radii or both ulnae, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
3312Depressed skull fracture requiring operative treatment.
3413Fractured tarsal or metatarsal bones on both feet from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
3513[F48Fracture or dislocation of metatarsal bones on one foot which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.]
3613Fracture or dislocation of great toe of both feet from which the claimant has made or is expected to make a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
3713Fracture of one femur, tibia, humerus, radius or ulna from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
3813Fracture of skull with intracranial, extracerebral haematoma that has not required evacuation.
3913Fracture of ethmoid which has required or is expected to require operative treatment.
4013Fracture of zygoma which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
4113Fracture or dislocation of one hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow or wrist from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
4213Fracture of one hand which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
4313Fractured heel of one foot, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
4413Fracture of both hands from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
4513 [F49Blow-out, or other, fracture of orbit which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment.]
4613Dislocated jaw which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
4713Fracture of one scapula or one clavicle which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
4813Fracture of both clavicles or both scapulae from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
4913Fracture of pelvis from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
5013Fracture of sternum which has, or is expected to have, symptoms continuing beyond 26 weeks.
5113Subluxed dislocated acromio or sterno-clavicular joint, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
5213Fractures or dislocations of two or more toes, other than great, of both feet which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
5313Fracture or dislocation of thumb on one hand which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
5413Fracture or dislocation of thumb of both hands which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
5513Fractures or dislocations of index finger on both hands, which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
5613Fractures or dislocations of two or more fingers, other than index, on both hands, which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
5713Fracture or dislocation of index finger on one hand which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
5813Fractured or dislocated patella of one knee which has caused, or is expected to cause significant functional limitation beyond 26 weeks.
5913Shoulder joint instability not requiring operative treatment.
6014Dislocated jaw from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
6114Fractured zygoma from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
6214Fractured ethmoid which has not, or is not expected to require, operative treatment.
6314Fracture of mandible or maxilla from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
6414Fracture of one hand from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
6514Deviated nasal septum requiring corrective surgery.
6614Displaced fracture of nasal bones.
6714Simple skull fracture.
6814Fractured fibula which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
6914Fracture or dislocation of thumb on one hand which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
7014Fracture or dislocation of index finger, on one hand, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
7114Fracture or dislocation of one finger, other than index, on both hands, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
7214Fractures or dislocations of two or more fingers, other than index, on one hand, which have caused, or are expected to cause significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
7314Fractures or dislocations of two or more fingers, other than index, on both hands which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 13 weeks from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
7414Fractures or dislocations of two or more toes, other than great toe, on one foot, which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
7514Fractures or dislocations of one toe other than great toe, on both feet, which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
7614Fractures or dislocations of two or more toes, other than great toe, on both feet, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
7714Fracture or dislocation of great toe on one foot from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
7814Fracture or dislocation of index finger on both hands, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 13 weeks.
7914Fracture or dislocation of thumb on both hands, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 13 weeks.
8014Subluxed dislocated acromio or sterno-clavicular joint from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
8114Fracture of coccyx from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
8214Fracture of clavicle or scapula from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
8314Fracture of sternum from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
8414Fractured tarsal or metatarsal bones on one foot which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
8514Fractured or dislocated patella of both knees which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
8614Stress fracture where symptoms have lasted, or are expected to last, for more than 6 weeks.
8715Fracture of mastoid.
8815Undisplaced fracture of nasal bones.
8915Deviated nasal septum which has not required, or is not expected to require, operative treatment.
9015Fractured or dislocated patella of one knee which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
9115Fracture of three or more ribs.
9215Fractures or dislocations of two or more toes, on one foot, which have caused, or are expected to cause significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
9315Fractures or dislocations of one toe, other than great toe, on both feet, which have caused, or are expected to cause significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
9415Fracture or dislocation of thumb on one hand from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 13 weeks.
9515Fractured tarsal or metatarsal bone on one foot, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 13 weeks.
9615Fracture or dislocation of two or more fingers, other than index, on one hand which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
9715Fracture or dislocation of two or more fingers, other than index, on both hands, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 13 weeks.
9815Fracture or dislocation of one finger, other than index, on both hands, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
9915Fracture or dislocation of index finger on one hand, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 13 weeks.
10015Fracture or dislocation of one finger, other than index, on one hand, which has caused or is expected to cause significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
10115Fractured fibula from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
10215Fracture of three vertebral transverse or spinous processes.
[F50(*) In this table, shoulder includes acromio-clavicular and sterno-clavicular joints.]
(*) An award for an injury in this table includes compensation for any expected consequential osteoarthritis.
(*) An award for dislocation includes ligament and other soft tissue damage not requiring operative treatment.
(*) Where a fracture results in a dislocation only one award is payable.
[F51(*) In this table, “with complications” means that the injury is complicated by at least one of septicaemia, osteomyelitis, clinically significant vascular or neurological injury, avascular necrosis, gross shortening of the limb, mal-united or non-united fracture, or the fact that the claimant has required, or is expected to require, a bone graft.]

Table 9 -Musculoskeletal disorders(*)

ItemColumn (a)Column (b)
LevelDescription of injury and its effects (“descriptor”)
19Permanent severely impaired grip in both hands.
29Septic arthritis or other pathology requiring arthrodesis [F52,osteotomy] [F53or partial] or total joint replacement.
[F54 2A92A 9 Traumatic back injury resulting in vertebral or intervertebral disc damage and medically verified neurological signs, which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment and which is expected to result in permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.]
[F552B 9Septic, rheumatoid or post traumatic arthritis requiring arthrodesis, osteotomy or total joint replacement.]
310Ligament injury which has resulted in full thickness rupture, affecting both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows or wrists, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
411Ligament injury which has resulted in full thickness rupture, affecting one [F56hip,] knee, ankle, [F57foot,] shoulder, elbow or wrist, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
[F585A 11Full thickness muscle or tendon unit rupture causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.]
511Ligament injury which has resulted in full thickness rupture, affecting both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrists which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, from which the claimant is expected to make a substantial recovery beyond that date.
611Traumatic back injury (with medically verified neurological signs and vertebral damage) extending over several levels of vertebrae, which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment and which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 13 weeks.
711Radiologically confirmed juxta-articular aseptic necrosis of hip or shoulder.
811Ligament injury short of full thickness rupture, to both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows or wrists, causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
911Permanent severely impaired grip in one hand.
1011Radiologically confirmed osteoarthritis of both hips, both knees, both ankles, both shoulders, both elbows or both wrists (caused by a repetitive or attrition injury), causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.
1112Two frozen shoulders, or other shoulder pathology, which have caused, or are expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
1212Ligament injury short of full thickness rupture, to both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows or wrists, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks, from which the claimant has made or is expected to make a substantial recovery beyond that date.
[F591312Ligament injury, short of full thickness rupture, to one knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow or wrist causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.]
[F601412Ligament injury, which has resulted in full thickness rupture, affecting one knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, elbow or wrist which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery beyond that date.]
1512Full thickness muscle or tendon unit rupture which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
1612Traumatic back injury (with medically verified neurological signs and vertebral damage), extending over several levels of vertebrae which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 13 weeks.
[F6116A12Traumatic back injury with one or more intervertebral disc prolapses or vertebral body or facet joint fractures which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment and which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 13 weeks.]
[F6216B 12Radiologically confirmed tarsal or metatarsal avascular necrosis requiring operative intervention.]
[F6316C 12Recurrent subluxation of patella.]
[F6316D 12Hip, pelvis, knee, ankle, shoulder [F64, elbow] or wrist strain, sprain or overuse injury with confirmed significant osteochondral defect, and which has required or is expected to require operative treatment.]
1713Frozen shoulder, or other shoulder pathology, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
1813Two frozen shoulders, or other shoulder pathology, which have caused or are expected to cause significant functional limitation at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
1913Ligament injury short of full thickness rupture, to both knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows or wrists from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
2013Muscle or tendon unit injury short of full thickness rupture, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 26 weeks.
2113Two muscle or tendon unit injuries, short of full thickness rupture, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
2213Full thickness muscle or tendon unit rupture, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
2313Ligament injury short of full thickness rupture, to one knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow or wrist which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 26 weeks with substantial recovery beyond that date.
2413Traumatic back injury with one or more intervertebral disc prolapses or vertebral body or facet joint fractures which has caused or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 13 weeks.
[F6524A13 Back sprain or strain, with one or more intervertebral disc prolapses which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment and which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 13 weeks.]
[F662513Radiologically confirmed osteoarthritis of hip, knee, ankle, back, shoulder, elbow or wrist (caused by repetitive or attrition injury) causing permanent significant functional limitation or restriction.]
2613Overuse injury of lower limb requiring, or expected to require, operative treatment.
2713Hip, [F67pelvis,] knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow or wrist strain, sprain or overuse injury, which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment.
[F6827A 13Ligament injury which has resulted in full thickness rupture affecting one knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow or wrist from which the claimant has made or is expected to make a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.]
2814Frozen shoulder, or other shoulder pathology, which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
2914Ligament injury short of full thickness rupture to one knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow or wrist, which has caused or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
3014Muscle or tendon unit injury short of full thickness rupture, which has caused or is expected to cause significant functional limitation or restriction at 13 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
3114Tendon or ligament rupture of finger, thumb or toe which has required, or is expected to require, operative treatment.
3214Back sprain or strain, with one or more intervertebral disc prolapses which has caused, or is expected to cause significant functional limitation or restriction beyond 13 weeks.
3314Low back or neck pain syndrome.
3414Anterior knee pain syndrome in both knees which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery beyond that date.
[F6934A14 Overuse injury of the lower limb which has not required operative treatment.]
3514Overuse injury of foot or heel, which has required or is expected to require operative treatment.
[F7035A 15Overuse injury of foot or heel which has not required operative treatment.]
3615Knee meniscus injury which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 26 weeks.
3715Anterior knee pain syndrome in one knee which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery beyond that date.
3815F71. . . hernia which has required operative treatment.
3915Frozen shoulder which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 13 weeks.
4015Ligament injury short of full thickness rupture, to one knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow or wrist which has caused, or is expected to cause, significant functional limitation or restriction at 6 weeks, from which the claimant has made, or is expected to make, a substantial recovery within 13 weeks.
[F72(*) Post traumatic arthritis is arthritis which is secondary to a significant traumatic injury which was documented in the medical records at the time it occurred]
(*) An award for an injury in this table includes compensation for any expected consequential osteoarthritis.
(*) An award for dislocation includes ligament and other soft tissue damage not requiring operative treatment.
[F73(*) References to back in this table include cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral vertebral segments or coccyx.”]

[F74Table 10

Tariff amounts

Column (a)

Level

Column (b)

Amount

1£650,000
2£484,100
3£391,400
4£298,700
5£180,250
6£144,200
7£92,700
8£61,800
9£41,200
10£27,810
11£15,965
12£10,300
13£6,180
14£3,090
15£1,236]

PART 2U.K.SUPPLEMENTARY AWARDS

Supplementary award following traumatic physical damageU.K.

1.—(1) Subject to the provisions in this article a supplementary award is payable where—

(a)an injury is a traumatic physical injury; [F75and]

(b)the injury is described by a descriptor in Table 2 of the tariff.

(2) Subject to sub-paragraph (3), the supplementary award is £60,000 where the injury is accompanied by—

(i)incontinence of the bowel or bladder, or both;

(ii)impotence;

(iii)infertility; or

(iv)physical disfigurement due to an injury to external genitalia.

(3) Where an injury is accompanied by more than one of the effects specified in paragraphs (i) to (iv) of sub-paragraph (2) a supplementary award of £60,000—

(a)is payable for each of the paragraphs which apply; but

(b)for each condition is payable once only.

(4) The supplementary award is £40,000 where the injury—

(a)results in the loss of one kidney, or

(b)treatment for the injury requires a kidney to be removed,

in either case without the development of chronic renal failure.

Other supplementary awardsU.K.

2.—(1) A supplementary award of £3,000 is payable where—

(a)an injury is a limb injury, including a fracture of a limb;

(b)the injury is described by a descriptor in Table 2 or Table 8 of the tariff; and

(c)the injury is accompanied by acute compartment syndrome requiring operative treatment.

(2) A supplementary award of £1,000 is payable where—

(a)an injury is blast injury to ears;

(b)the injury is described by a descriptor in Table 7 of the tariff; and

(c)the tympanic membrane of one ear is perforated.

(3) A supplementary award of £1,000 is payable where—

(a)an injury is a fracture;

(b)the injury is described by a descriptor in Table 8 of the tariff; and

(c)the fracture is an open fracture.

(4) Where sub-paragraph (2) applies and the tympanic membrane of both ears is perforated two supplementary awards of £1,000 are payable.

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