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Compensation for permanent injuries generally

    (1)     A worker who has suffered a loss mentioned in an item of schedule 1 as the result of a compensable injury is entitled to receive from the worker's employer, as compensation for the loss, the percentage of the single loss amount mentioned in that item.

    (2)     For this section, the loss is to be worked out when the last of the following happens:

        (a)     the worker's employer became liable to pay compensation;

        (b)     it is unlikely that there will be an improvement or further improvement in the use, or efficient use, of the injured part of the body.

    (3)     If a payment of compensation under this part has been made in relation to an injury, nothing prevents a further payment of compensation under this part from being made in relation to the same injury if there is an increase in the loss of the efficient use of the injured part of the body.

Example of loss of efficient use of injured part of body

a loss, or further loss, of sight in an injured eye

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