Re: Workers Comp Benefits for a Burn Injury With Scarring
Worker Compensation is no fault, the reason for your injury is irrelevant.
The only requirement to qualify for benefits is that you where injured during the course of employment.
If you where under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of your injury, you may be disqualified for benefits.
As far as a settlement, that would depend of the location of the scarring (like on your face verses your back) and the degree.
The scarring would have to affect your future earning capacity, if the scars aren't visible - your claim would have little or no value.
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