Scarring and Loss of Use
In addition to weekly compensation, an injured worker is entitled to compensation for any disfigurement on his/her body as well as compensation for loss of use of a body part (hand, arm, leg, etc.). An injured worker is entitled to this type of compensation even if he/she did not lose any time from work because of the injury.
Disfigurement is defined as any disfigurement of the body such as a scar or swelling, limp, etc. The amount of compensation for disfigurement is entirely subjective. Loss of use is expressed by a physician as a percentage degree of impairment of a body part. The amount of compensation for loss of use is calculated according to a formula based on the percentage degree of impairment expressed by the physician.
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