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Doesn't look like it, West Virginia has no specific provision for payment of disfigurement benefits.
Do I get compensated for the fact that I now have no finger from bottom of nail down which means basically loss to first joint
Benefits for Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
The percentage of worker's wage paid is 66 2/3 (legislative changes effective July 1, 2003 reduced this percentage from its former level of 70%). For weekly payments, the minimum is $175.33 (33 1/3 percent of SAWW). The minimum benefits may not exceed the level of benefits determined by use of the applicable Federal minimum hourly wage. The maximum is $350.67, 70 percent of SAWW. For non-scheduled injuries, the maximum period of payments is 336 weeks, and there is no maximum total payable amount. Ratings for compensation purposes are determined as a percentage of permanent total disability. If disability is 85% to 100%, benefits are payable for life. Claimants receiving benefits prior to 7/1/1994 shall not have their benefits reduced based upon the requirement that such benefits shall not exceed the applicable Federal minimum wage.
West Virginia has no specific provision for payment of disfigurement benefits.
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