NT WorkSafe guidelines for the evaluation of permanent impairment

The Guidelines for the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (the Guidelines) are issued for the purpose of assessing the degree of permanent impairment that arises from an injury or disease within the context of workers’ compensation. When a person sustains a permanent impairment, it is intended that the Guidelines be used by medical assessors trained in the evaluation of permanent impairment to ensure an objective, fair and consistent method for evaluating the degree of impairment.

The Guidelines are based on a template guide that was developed through a national process facilitated by Safe Work Australia. The methodology in the Guidelines is largely based on the American Medical Association’s Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition (AMA5).