The state, act, or process of being impaired; injury.
Any loss or abnormality of any of a personâ€(tm)s physical or psychological powers.
Good term to imply diminishment of an ability.
a defect in organ function or whole body system, which may be temporary or permanent (eg. hemiplegia)
is used to describe the grounds upon which individual people are disabled. Examples of impairments include a learning difficulty, physical or sensory conditions, emotional/mental distress. See Social Model of Disability.
To diminish or restrict fire protection within a building.
An impairment is a health condition that includes chronic or permanent health defects resulting from disease, injury, or congenital malformations.
A physical or mental condition resulting from injury or illness, which diminishes an individual's faculties such as ability to hear, see, walk, talk, etc.
The loss, loss of use or derangement of any body part, system, or function. Impairments are defined as conditions that interfere with an individual's "activities of daily living", or the inability to perform certain physical tasks, which may or may not be associated with work activities. An impairment is an anatomic deficit.
Effects of alcohol or other drugs that are less severe than intoxication or drunkenness but still diminish driving ability.
A long-term attribute of a person which affects the functioning of that individualâ€™s mind or body, or affects the appearance in such a way that is not acceptable to society. This may or may not be the result of disease or injury.
the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
a disturbance affecting functions that are essentially mental (memory, consciousness) or sensory, internal organs (heart, kidney), the head, the trunk or the limbs
a loss of normal function of part of the body, such as paralysis of a leg
an anatomic or functional abnormality or loss which may or may not result in a disability
an inability to function in ways that are expected of most children within the same age group
a permanent physical or psychological condition caused by your transport accident injury
a physiological disorder affecting one or more of a number of body systems or a mental or psychological disorder
a physiological disorder or injury
Abnormality of structure or function that can be anatomical, neurological, etc.
sickness or injury.
top of the page | Impairment is the loss or limitation of physical, mental or sensory function on a long-term or permanent basis.
The loss, loss of use or derangement of any body part, system, or function. Permanent impairment is impairment that has become static or well-stabilized with or without treatment and is not likely to remit despite treatment.
A diminishing in quality, strength, power, and capacity.
A condition resulting from diseased of defective tissue. It also means any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological or anatomical structures or functions.
The loss or abnormality of physical or psychological capacities.
An anatomical, physiological, mental or psychological loss or abnormality. Reduced capacity for functioning. This term may be used in describing the reduction in functions of a single muscle, or organ that results in reduced capacity for social and family relations, independent living or enjoyment of life as the result of some event or illness, including pain.
The inability or lessened ability to function in the performance of work duties because of injury or illness from a work-related accident or disease.
(im-PAYR-ment) A loss of part or all of a physical or mental ability, such as the ability to see, walk, or learn.
A decrease in physical and mental abilities.
A medical term which is sometimes confused with disability. Impairment is what is anatomically or physically wrong with an individual and is a means where the medical care provider assigns a numerical rating for whatever type of bodily function has been lost.
The diminishment of ability, but not its total loss.
Any loss or abnormality of psychological, physiological, or anatomical structure or function.
To cause to diminish, as in ability, strength, value, or quality. Reference: B2, H3
A limitation of physical, sensory or mental capacity.
A cognitive function, such as memory, is said to be impaired if the individual performs less well than would be expected in the light of estimated PREMORBID ABILITY (qv). Cognitive impairments may be subtle (a loss of sharpness) through to severe (a major handicap).
a numeric percentage (from 1% to 100%) that reflects an injured worker's capacity; applies to the Federal system and some state systems, including some injuries in California occurring after 1/1/05.
physical (or mental) problem in the individual that has the potential to interfere with functional activities
A physical impairment is a physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the body systems. A mental impairment is any mental or psychological disorder.
A loss or abnormality of physiological, psychological or anatomical structure or function.
When a person's faculties are diminished so that his or her ability to see, hear, walk, talk and judge distances is below the normal level as set by the state. Typically, impairment is caused by drug or alcohol use, but can also be caused by mental illness. Even if a person's alcohol level is lower than the legal intoxication level, he can still be convicted if the state can show his abilities were impaired.
faculty, e.g. hearing or eyesight, that does not function properly or 100% effectively
Is the anatomical or physiological damage caused by disease (for example, reduction in cardiac output caused by ischaemic heart disease, restriction in joint movement caused by osteoarthritis). (See Impairment, Disability and Handicap).
Diminished ability, such as when alcohol decreases motor function or interferes with thinking.
loss of normal function of part of the body due to disease or injury, such as paralysis of the leg.
Loss and/or abnormality of cognitive, emotional, physiological, or anatomical structure or function; including all losses or abnormalities, not just those attributable to the initial pathophysiology. [Click Here To Return To List