This is a specific chart which lists values for injuries to a claimant’s limbs and to senses like vision and hearing.  Common extremity injuries include injuries to a finger, hand, knee, hip and shoulder.  Work-related blindness and deafness are also extremity injuries.  For injuries after July 1, 1991, a claimant can only receive a permanent disability award based on the schedule, even if their extremity injury prevents them from returning to the job held when they were injured, (Section 8-42-107(2), C.R.S.). Exceptions to this rule can occur when a claimant can prove that an injury to the shoulder or hip substantially extends beyond the affected joint, causing industrial disability which should be compensated on a “whole person” basis.

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