IF YOU HAVE A PERMANENT SCAR
AS THE RESULT OF A WORK INJURY
YOU ARE ENTITLED TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act, you are entitled to workers' compensation disfigurement benefits if you have had a work injury resulting in a permanent scar (even from surgery), burn, or disfigurement to your head, face, or neck. It is important to know that:
? For this type of disfigurement, you are entitled to up to 275 weeks of workers' compensation benefits, regardless of how many weeks of workers' compensation you have received for your disability.
? You are entitled to disfigurement benefits regardless of whether you are currently working.
? If you are currently receiving workers' compensation wage loss benefits, you may still file for disfigurement benefits.
You have to prove the scar is permanent. If the scar is present after 6 months after its formation, it will be considered to be permanent.
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