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compensation for scarring
07-07-2013, 10:20 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-07-2013, 10:33 AM by Lbar.)
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compensation for scarring
My situation may sound trivial compared to other posts I've read here, however I was wondering if anyone had an opinion relating to my current question. I was injured on the job, requiring surgery for hernia repair. The scar is only 3-4 inches long. I have a surgical scar along my bikini line, but this new one slants upwards along my abdomen. Even though it's considered a "covered" area, am I due any compensation for the permanent scar and loss of sensation in the groin area. It's been 3 months since my surgery. I've gone back to work, but in a different position. Thank you. Live in Rhode Island.
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07-07-2013, 01:05 PM,
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RE: compensation for scarring
Most WC injuries pay for lost wages while on TTD and what you may lose in the future .However some states pay for scarring but I believe its only for scars on the face or where it can be seen on a daily basis.I have a one inch scar on my neck and was not paid for it.....you may ask for a plastic surgeon it cant hurt...
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07-08-2013, 02:20 AM,
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RE: compensation for scarring
very likely.
Rhode Island does include disfigurement and scarring in it's permanent impairment provisions.

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