Injury to Dominant Hand

If an injury to an employee's dominant hand causes a disability as specified in s. 102.52 or(1) to (9) or amputation of more than two-thirds of the distal joint of a finger,  the period for which indemnity is payable for that disability or amputation is increased by 25%. This increase is in addition to any other increase payable under s. 102.53 but, for cases in which an injury causes more than one permanent disability, the increase under this section shall be based on the periods specified in s. 102.52 (1) to (9) for each disability and not on any increased period specified in s. 102.53.*

* This provides an increase for injuries to the dominant hand that result in any amputation beyond 2/3 of a distal phalanx or 100 percent loss of use of any joint in the hand or arm. This multiple is in addition to the multiples in sections. 102.53 (2), (4) and (5) but is not applied on those multiples. This multiple will be treated the same as those in s. 102.53 for computing permanent disabilities per DWD Administrative Code at section 80.50.

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