Compensation for permanent incapacity compensates the injured party for the general functional disorder suffered.

The amount of compensation is affected by the type of injury and the resulting category of handicap; the person's age at the moment of the accident, and in some cases a particular deterioration of quality of life due to the injury. According to the severity, injuries are classified in 20 handicap categories based on Decree 1649/2009 by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health.