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Alabama Workers Compensation Law

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More of Section 25-5-57

Alabama Workers Compensation Law

(3) PERMANENT PARTIAL DISABILITY.

a. Amount and Duration of Compensation. For permanent partial disability, the compensation shall be based upon the extent of the disability. In cases included in the following schedule, the compensation shall be 66 2/3 percent of the average weekly earnings, during the number of weeks set out in the following schedule:

1. For the loss of a thumb, 62 weeks.

2. For the loss of a first finger, commonly called the index finger, 43 weeks.

3. For the loss of a second finger, 31 weeks.

4. For the loss of a third finger, 22 weeks.

5. For the loss of a fourth finger, commonly called the little finger, 16 weeks.

6. The loss of the first phalange of the thumb or of any finger shall be considered as equal to the loss of one half of the thumb or finger, and compensation shall be paid at the prescribed rate during one half of the time specified above for the thumb or finger.

7. The loss of two or more phalanges shall be considered as the loss of the entire finger or thumb, but in no case shall the amount received for more than one finger exceed the amount provided in this schedule for the loss of a hand.

8. For the loss of a great toe, 32 weeks.

9. For the loss of any of the toes other than the great toe, 11 weeks.

10. The loss of the first phalange of any toe shall be considered to be equal to the loss of one half of the toe, and compensation shall be paid at the prescribed rate during one half the time prescribed above for the toe.

11. The loss of two or more phalanges shall be considered as the loss of an entire toe.

12. For the loss of a hand, 170 weeks.

13. For the loss of an arm, 222 weeks.

14. For the loss of a foot, 139 weeks.

15. Amputation between the elbow and wrist shall be considered as the equivalent to the loss of a hand, and amputation between the knee and ankle shall be considered as the equivalent of the loss of a foot.

16. For the loss of a leg, 200 weeks.

17. For the loss of an eye, 124 weeks.

18. For the complete and permanent loss of hearing in both ears, 163 weeks.

19. For the complete and permanent loss of hearing in one ear, 53 weeks.

20. For the loss of an eye and a leg, 350 weeks.

21. For the loss of an eye and one arm, 350 weeks.

22. For the loss of an eye and a hand, 325 weeks.

23. For the loss of an eye and a foot, 300 weeks.

24. For the loss of two arms, other than at the shoulder, 400 weeks.

25. For the loss of two hands, 400 weeks.

26. For the loss of two legs, 400 weeks.

27. For the loss of two feet, 400 weeks.

28. For the loss of one arm and the other hand, 400 weeks.

29. For the loss of one hand and one foot, 400 weeks.

30. For the loss of one leg and the other foot, 400 weeks.

31. For the loss of one hand and one leg, 400 weeks.

32. For the loss of one arm and one foot, 400 weeks.

33. For the loss of one arm and one leg, 400 weeks.

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