Specific Loss Benefits, 39-A M.R.S.A  212 (3)

3. Specific loss benefits. In cases included in the following schedule, the incapacity is considered to continue for the period specified, and the compensation due is calculated based on the date of injury subject to the maximum benefit set in section 211. Compensation under this subsection is available only for the actual loss of the following:

A. Thumb, 65 weeks;

B. First finger, 38 weeks;

C. Second finger, 33 weeks;

D. Third finger, 22 weeks;

E. Fourth finger, 16 weeks;

F. The loss of the first phalange of the thumb, or of any finger, is considered to be equal to the loss of 1/2 of that thumb or finger, and compensation is 1/2 of the amounts specified in paragraphs A to E. The loss of more than one phalange is considered as the loss of the entire finger or thumb. The amount received for more than one finger may not exceed the amount provided in this schedule for the loss of a hand;

G. Great toe, 33 weeks;

H. A toe other than the great toe, 11 weeks. The loss of the first phalange of any toe is considered to be equal to the loss of 1/2 of that toe, and compensation is 1/2 of the amounts specified in paragraphs F and G. The loss of more than one phalange is considered the loss of the entire toe;

I. Hand, 215 weeks. An amputation between the elbow and wrist that is 6 or more inches below the elbow is considered a hand;

J. Arm, 269 weeks. An amputation above the point specified in paragraph I is considered an arm;

K. Foot, 162 weeks. An amputation between the knee and the foot 7 or more inches below the tibial table, or plateau, is considered a foot;

L. Leg, 215 weeks. An amputation above the point specified in paragraph K is considered a leg; and

M. Eye, 162 weeks. Eighty percent loss of vision of one eye constitutes the total loss of that eye.

In case of the loss of one member while compensation is being paid for the loss of another member, compensation must be paid for the loss of the 2nd member for the period provided in this section. Payments for the loss of the 2nd member begin at the conclusion of the payments for the first member.

Section History
1991, c. 885,  A8 (NEW). 1991, c. 885,   A9-11 (AFF). 2011, c. 647,   4-6 (AMD).