Workplace injuries, especially chemical burns and electrocution injuries, can cause noticeable scarring. In Virginia, you may receive workers’ compensation benefits for permanent scarring or disfigurement. The amount of money you will receive for your scarring or disfigurement depends on three factors.
First you will need a doctor to assign you a permanent disability rating. This rating is given as a percentage and ranges from 0 percent to 100 percent.
The second factor is the location of your scar. You can receive compensation for scars on certain areas of the body and the location of the scar determines how much you may potentially receive in compensation benefits.
Finally, your pre-injury average weekly wage will determine the total amount of benefits you are owed.