Scars of the Head, Face, or Neck

If your work injury has produced scarring on your head, face, or neck, you may be entitled to compensation for your scar.

For example, if you have had neck surgery as a result of your work injury, you are entitled to compensation for the surgical scar, in addition to the wage loss benefits and medical benefits for which you are otherwise eligible.

Scarring benefits are a type of “specific loss” benefit in Pennsylvania. Others include benefits for amputations, “loss of use,” and hearing loss.