383. Assessment of degree of disablement.

Under the pre-2005 scheme1 the degree of the disablement due to service of a member of the armed forces must be assessed by making a comparison between his condition as so disabled and the condition of a normal healthy person of the same age and sex, without taking into account his earning capacity in his disabled condition, in his own or any other specific trade or occupation, or the effect of any individual factors or extraneous circumstances2. Where such disablement is due to more than one injury, there must be a composite assessment by reference to the combined effect