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5. Amount of compensation.-

(1) The compensation payable under this Act shall be as follows, namely: -

(a) where death results from the injury-

(i) in the case of an adult-the amount payable in a like case under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 (8 of 1923), reduced by seven hundred and twenty rupees, and

(ii) in the case of a minor-two hundred rupees;

(b) where permanent total disablement results from the injury-

(i) in the case of an adult-the amount payable in a like case under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 (8 of 1923), reduced by one thousand and eight rupees, and

(ii) in the case of a minor-the monthly payment payable in a like case to an adult under the Scheme made under the War Injuries Ordinance, 1941 (7 of 1941), for so long as he remains a minor, and thereafter as in the foregoing sub-clause;

(c) where permanent partial disablement results from the injury-

(i) in the case of an injury specified in 1[the First Schedule]-such percentage of the compensation which would have been payable in the case of permanent total disablement as is specified therein as being the percentage of disablement;

(ii) in the case of an injury not specified in 1[the First Schedule]-the percentage of such compensation specified in 1[the First Schedule] for a disablement held by a competent medical authority acting under the Scheme made under the War Injuries Ordinance, 1941 (7 of 1941), to be of corresponding degree;

(iii) where more injuries than one are sustained-the aggregate of the compensation payable in respect of those injuries, so however as not to exceed in any case the compensation which would have been payable if permanent total disability had resulted from the injuries;

(d) where temporary disablement, whether total or partial, results from the injury-

(i) in the case of an adult-the half-monthly payments payable in a like case under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 (8 of 1923), reduced in each case for so long as he receives any payment under the Scheme made under the War Injuries Ordinance, 1941 (7 of 1941), by seven rupees, and

(ii) in the case of a minor-the half-monthly payments payable in a like case under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 (8 of 1923), for so long as he remains a minor, and thereafter as in the foregoing sub-clause.

(2) Where the monthly wages of a workman are more than three hundred rupees, the com-pensation payable under this Act shall be the amount payable under the provisions of sub-section (1) in the case of a workman whose monthly wages are more than two hundred rupees.



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