Permanent Disabilities - Fingertip Amputations

Provided there is no added disability as a result of malformed nail or tissue:

  • Distal amputations that are one-third or less shall be considered the equivalent of 45% loss of use of the distal phalanx
  • Amputations of not more than the distal two-thirds but more than the distal one-third shall be considered the equivalent of 80% loss of use of the distal phalanx
  • Amputations of more than the distal two-thirds shall be considered as 100% loss of the distal phalanx

In no case shall the allowance be greater than it would have been for amputation of the entire distal phalanx.