This policy applies only to those permanent impairments arising from accidents occurring prior to January 1, 1992.
The Workers Compensation Board will provide minimum awards in the form of a lump sum for permanent impairments that result in a cosmetic defect or disfigurement, or when the impairment is minimal and is not rated on the permanent impairment rating schedule.
Minimum awards will be based upon a rated impairment of ¼ of 1% and the average wage and age of settled claims as determined by the Workers Compensation Board. The amount will be rounded to the nearest $5 and will be effective April 1 of each year.
The amount established each year will apply to claims where settlement procedures are commenced on or after April 1 of that year.