Andhra Pradesh High Court upholds amputee workman's compensation for 100% loss of earning capacity despite 40% disability

The Court relied on a judgment of the Supreme Court wherein it was held that the percentage of the permanent disability cannot be mechanically applied as the percentage of economic loss or loss of earning capacity.
Andhra Pradesh High Court
Andhra Pradesh High Court

The Andhra Pradesh High Court recently upheld an order of the Workmen’s Compensation Commissioner holding that the loss of a workman's limb amounted to 100 per cent loss of his earning capacity, despite a medical board assessing his disability at 40 per cent [The Divisional Manager v Harijana P].

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