Do you have a scar or burn injury from an accident at work? If so, the pain may be more than physical – it may be emotional, too. A scar on your face, head, or neck can be a constant reminder of your injury every time you look in the mirror.
While money can’t make your scar go away, you can receive a payment through Pennsylvania workers’ compensation.
How Do I Know if I Can Collect Payment for a Scar?
You may be able to collect a payment for a scar or burn that is:
- Located on your head, face, or neck
- The result of an accident at work
- The result of surgery necessary to treat your injury from an accident at work
Even if you didn’t miss a single day of work, you can still be eligible to receive a payment for your scar or burn injury. Unlike a Specific Loss payment, you can receive compensation for a scar in addition to other workers’ compensation benefits and payments, such as lost wages.
How Much Can I Receive for a Scar?
The amount of money you can receive for a scar depends on many factors, including:
- Location of the scar
- The color of the scar
- How much the scar disfigures your head, face, or neck
- The size of the scar
- And other details
As a general rule of thumb, you can collect several weeks of Pennsylvania workers’ compensation payments for every inch of scar. Your scar payment cannot exceed a maximum payment equal to 275 weeks of pay.
What if I Already Filed for Workers’ Compensation?
If you didn’t know about this benefit when you first filed for Pennsylvania worker’s compensation, don’t worry.
You have 3 years from the date of your injury to file a petition to receive a workers’ compensation scar injury payment.
Scar From a Work Injury? Get a Free Legal Evaluation
Your employer’s insurance company will not look out for your own best interest. They often won’t tell you that you may be eligible for a scar payment in addition to other workers’ compensation benefits. That’s why you should consult an attorney to learn your Pennsylvania workers’ compensation options. Hiring Edgar Snyder & Associates will help protect your rights and get you the most money that you’re able to receive for your scar.
Call 1-866-9-4EDGAR (1-866-943-3427), or fill out a form at the top right of this webpage. We offer a free legal evaluation, with no strings attached. You’re not obligated to use our services, so you have nothing to lose.