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Apart from paying whatever amounts are due to the employee the employer will have to pay him one week's pay for each completed year's work. That is about it from the employer's side unless the contract of employment make provision for something else.
The employer is covered for injuries on duty by the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases ACT. All other claims of money that is due to your father will be paid out by the compensation commissioner. You can click here to read a bit more.
Disabilities are rated from 100% to 1% depending on the seriousness. For example, a 100% would be the loss of both your hands or the loss of your sight. The loss of your small toe is a 1% disability.
Your doctor will write a medical report about the disability. The Commissioner and various other doctors will then decide how serious the disability is.
If the disability is more than a 30% disability, you will get paid a monthly pension. The size of the pension depends on what your wages were and on the seriousness of the disability. If you have a 100% disability you will get paid 75% (three-quarters) of your wages.
If the disability is less serious, the Commissioner will work out the monthly payment.
If the disability is less than a 30% disability, you will get paid a lump sum.
The lump sum payment is a once-off payment. The monthly payment will be paid for the rest of the worker's life.
Usually the pension fund, if there is one, will then start to pay out even if it is before retirement age.
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From the sound of it your father will already have most of the medical reports necessary to prove the quantum of his claim.
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