This is what happened. Any advice? Am I doing all that I should?
I was injured at work and I have a workman's comp claim. The injury was to the face caused by a pry bar hitting it. the pry bar chipped and knocked loose teeth, broke my jaw three times and scarred my lip and chin. The scar to my lip is not very noticeable to the eyes but the lip has a painful lump. The scar to the chin is visible and also still painful. My jaw needed surgery to put it back in place. Plates and pins were placed and the jaw was wired shut. It will be unwired next week after being wired for four weeks total. I will then need ongoing treatment for the recovery of my jaw and treatment to fix my teeth. I had no trouble getting workman's comp.
What I need counseling for is in regards to compensation regarding the scarring to the face and the damaged teeth. The scarring to the face has caused anxiety in me along with the teeth being chipped I am embarrassed to face people. Is this something that I can get compensated for and/or plastic surgery on the scar?
Should I get a lawyer? Or will workmans comp address this all anyways?