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Below is Schedule 2 of the UAE Labour Law, relating to Chapter 8 – Compensation for occupational injuries and diseases. The below percentages relate to the calculations made by the relevant authorities when assessing a worker’s level of disability.

Total disability

1.       Loss of both arms from the shoulder or loss of any two or more limbs – 100 per cent

2.       Total loss of sight or loss of both eyes – 100 per cent

3.       Total paralysis – 100 per cent

4.       Imbecility or total mental deficiency – 100 percent

5.       Injuries or accidents to the head or skull causing continuous headache – 100 per cent

6.       Total disfigurement of face – 100 per cent

7.       Injuries and accidents to the chest and internal organs causing permanent and total inability to function normally – 100 per cent

Partial disability

8.       Loss of both legs from the thigh – 90 per cent

9.       Loss of both arms from elbow or above – 85 per cent

10.   Excessive disfigurement of the face – 80 per cent

11.   Total loss of both hands from the elbow – 70 per cent

12.   Total loss of right arm from shoulder joint or from the elbow – 70 per cent

13.   Loss of both legs from the knee or above – 70 per cent

14.   Total loss of left arm from the shoulder joint or from the elbow – 60 per cent

15.   Loss of one leg from the knee or above – 60 per cent

16.   Loss of right arm from the elbow or below – 60 per cent

17.   Loss of one leg from the thigh – 60 per cent

18.   Loss of both legs from below the knee – 60 per cent

19.   Total loss of tight hand including thumb – 60 per cent

20.   Loss of left arm from above or below the elbow – 50 per cent

21.   Loss of the left hand fingers including thumb – 50 per cent

22.   Loss of one leg below the knee – 50 per cent

23.   Total and permanent loss of hearing – 50 per cent

24.   Loss of tongue or permanent dumbness – 45 per cent

25.   Loss of both feet from the ankle or below – 45 per cent

26.   Loss of genital organ – 45 per cent

27.   Loss of sight of one eye 45

28.   Loss of right hand from the wrist – 38 per cent

29.   Loss of thumb or four fingers of the right hand – 35 per cent

30.   Loss of left hand from the wrist – 34 per cent

31.   Loss of thumb or four of the left hand fingers – 25 per cent

32.   Loss of one foot from the ankle or below – 20 per cent

33.   Loss of all toes of one foot including the big toe – 20 per cent

34.   Loss of three of the right hand fingers excluding the thumb – 15 per cent

35.   Loss of the index finger of the right hand – 15 per cent

36.   Loss of the phalanges joint of the right hand thumb – 10 per cent

37.   Loss of the index finger of the left hand – 10 per cent

38.   Loss of three of the left hand fingers excluding the thumb – 10 per cent

39.   Loss of all toes foot of one excluding the big toe – 10 per cent

40.   Loss of big toe of one foot – 10 per cent

41.   Loss of the last phalanges joint of the left foot great toe – 6 per cent

42.   Loss of the right hand middle finger – 6 per cent

43.   Loss of the left hand middle finger – 6 per cent

44.   Loss of the right hand annular finger – 6 per cent

45.   Loss of the left hand annular finger – 6 per cent

46.   Loss of the right hand auricular finger – 6 per cent

47.   Loss of one finger of the left hand – 6 per cent

48.   Loss of the phalanges joint of any finger excluding the thumb – 5 per cent

49.   Loss of the right hand index finger second joint – 5 per cent

50.   Loss of the foot toes excluding the great toe – 5 per cent

51.   Loss of one molar tooth – 3 per cent

52.   Loss of one canine tooth – 2 per cent

1. Total incapacity to use any organ of the body or part thereof is considered equal to total loss of such organ or part of the body.

2. If the person injured is left-handed the compensation hereinabove provided for the left hand shall be the same as for the right hand.

3. In the case of marring, disfigurement or unnatural alternation of any organ or part of the body or any sense not covered by the above schedule, the rate of disability shall be estimated, in case of dispute, by the medical board referred to in Article 148 hereof which shall take into consideration nearest similar case in the above schedule.