Bodily Injury & Fatalities

Amount of the Permanent Impairment Payment

The formula for calculating the permanent impairment payment is set out in the law. We multiply the per cent for the impairment by the maximum lump sum amount for the year in which the accident occurred. The maximum amount is adjusted to the Consumer Price Index on March 1 each year. Please see the PIPP benefits page for the lump sum payment amounts that apply this year.

Paul broke his baby toe when the bicycle he was riding was clipped by a truck on March 31, 2011. As a result, he can no longer bend his toe. This impairment is set at .25 per cent, which when multiplied by $138,073 (2011 maximum), equals $347.68. Paul will receive $689, the minimum permanent impairment payment for that year.