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UAE Labour Law Section 20 - Permanent Disability Rating

Full text of Article 21 of the UAE Labour Law

DEGREE OF DISABILITY NATURE OF PERMANENT DISABILITY PERCENTAGE PERMANENT
1 Loss of both arms from the shoulders and loss of any two or more limbs 100
2 Complete loss of sight in both eyes or loss of two eyes 100
3 Complete paralysis 100
4 Dementia or complete mental derangement 100
5 Wounds and injuries to the head or brain which cause continuous headache 10
6 Complete deformation of the face 100
7 Injuries and wounds to the chest and internal organs which cause a continuous and complete deficiency in the function of these organs. 100

 

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8 Loss of both legs from the top 90
9 Loss of hands from the elbow or above 85
10 Severe deformation of the face 80
11 Loss of both hands from the elbow 70
12 Complete loss of the right arm from the joint of shoulder or from the elbow 70
13 Loss of both legs from the knees or above 70
14 Complete loss of the left arm from the joint of shoulder or from the elbow 60
15 Loss of one leg from the knee or above 60
16 Loss of the right arm from the elbow or below 60
17 Loss of one leg from above 60
18 Loss of both legs from below the knee 60
19 Loss of all the fingers of the right hand including the thumb 60
20 Loss of the left arm from above or below the elbow 50
21 Loss of the fingers of the left hand including the thumb. 50
22 Loss of one leg below the knee. 50
23 Complete and permanent deafness 50
24 Complete loss of the tongue or permanent dumbness 45
25 Loss of both feet from the heel or below the heel. 45
26 Loss of the sexual organ 45
27 Loss of sight in one eye. 45
28 Loss of the right hand from the wrist. 38
29 Loss of the thumb or four fingers of the right hand. 35
30 Loss of the left hand from the wrist. 34
31 Loss of the thumb or four fingers from the left hand. 25
32 Loss of the one foot from the heel or below the heel 20
33 Loss of all toes in one foot including the big toe 20
34 Loss of three fingers of the right hand excluding the thumb. 20
35 Loss of the right index finger. 15
36 Loss of the distal phalanx of the right thumb. 10
37 Loss of the left index finger 10
38 Loss of three fingers excluding the thumb 10
39 Loss of all toes in a foot excluding the big toe 10
40 Loss of the big toe. 10
41 Loss of the distal phalanx of the left big toe 6
42 Loss of the middle finger in the right hand. 6
43

Loss of the middle finger in the left hand. 6
44 Loss of the ring finger in the right hand 6
45 Loss of the ring finger in the left hand 6
46 Loss of the little finger in the right hand. 6
47 Loss of any finger in the left hand 6
48 Loss of the distal phalanx of any finger excluding the thumb. 5
49 Loss of the second phalanx of the index finger in the right hand 5
50 Loss of toes of the foot excluding the big one 5
51 Loss of one molar tooth 3
52 Loss of a canine tooth. 2

A permanent total disability in the functions of any organ or part of the body shall be considered as a complete loss to that part or organ.

If the injured person was left handed, all compensation for injuries of the left hand shall be considered as if they were for the right hand.

In the case of deformation or unnatural change to any organ or part of the body or any of the senses not mentioned in the list, the rate of disability shall be estimated by the Medical Board provided in Article (148) of this law which shall take into consideration similar cases in the list.

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