Oct 28th, 2020
Though not often a priority during the course of a case, the Missouri Statute does compensate injured workers for “disfigurement.” This is scarring, or a difference in appearance on the face, neck, arms, and hands. For example, a worker is often compensated for the surgical scars from elbow surgeries, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Further, burns or other abrasions resulting in permanent scarring fall under this benefit.
Generally, the judges assess disfigurement, but I have been able to settle cases based on an agreement between the parties.
If you have an injury that has no ongoing pain or symptoms, but has left you with scarring only, I am happy to walk you through the process to get compensated for scarring without formally hiring an attorney. However, if the scarring covers many areas of the body and is significant, you will need help navigating something fair.
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