Friday, May 3, 2013

Scarring Awards in the Current Worker's Comp Landscape

In a few certain, specific situations, an injured worker in Connecticut can still be awarded a monetary allowance for scarring or disfigurement. Notably, a scar on the face still qualifies for compensation. The value of the scarring award is at the discretion of the Commissioner and HAS to be assessed in the time between year one and two, after the initial injury. If you require further clarification or think you need help claiming a scarring award, please feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.


Angela Killpack said...

How bad of a scar would it need to be for you to get worker's comp? Is it any sort of scar or does it have to be received on the job? I'm glad there is a program that exists for people that really need the compensation.

James F. Aspell said...

The scar needs to have been as a result of an on the job injury and it needs to either be on the claimant's face, or such that it hinders them from employment.