A-3, r. 2 - Regulation respecting the impairment scale

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1. In this Regulation, unless the context indicates otherwise,
“accident victim” means a worker who is the victim of an accident, occupational disease, or aggravation within the meaning of the Workmen’s Compensation Act (chapter A-3);
“impairment” means the medically established sequelae, including disfigurements, of an injury that adversely affect an accident victim’s physical or psychic integrity;
“major deterioration” means a sequela referring to wide, discoloured or hyperpigmented scars caused by lacerations, burns or a considerable loss of tissue;
“disfigurement” means a noticeable sequela, other than functional damage, on the face, neck or other part of the body in the case of major deterioration covering more than 3% of the surface area of the body and constituting a loss of physical integrity. However, linear scars, whether surgical or nonsurgical, on any part of the body, including scars of the face and neck oriented in the direction of the lines of tension of the skin, are excluded.
O.C. 1948-82, s. 1.