Re: Scar from Surgery
Only if it affects your earning capacity.
Iím wondering if I can/should seek any type of compensation for the scar thatís on my arm.
See pg.102 - 2.56 Disfigurement. in the below link.
DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT WORKER'S COMPENSATION ACT OF WISCONSIN
(1) Subject to sub. (2), if an employee is so
permanently disfigured as to occasion potential
wage loss due to the disfigurement, the
department or the division may allow such sum
as the department or the division considers just
as compensation for the disfigurement, not
exceeding the employee's average annual
earnings. In determining the potential for wage
loss due to the disfigurement and the sum
awarded, the department or the division shall
take into account the age, education, training,
and previous experience and earnings of the
employee, the employee's present occupation
and earnings, and likelihood of future suitable
occupational change. Consideration for
disfigurement allowance is confined to those
areas of the body that are exposed in the normal
course of employment. The department or the
division shall also take into account the
appearance of the disfigurement, its location,
and the likelihood of its exposure in occupations
for which the employee is suited.
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