The short general answer to this question is no. Georgia workers compensation does not pay for pain and suffering and scarring is considered pain and suffering.
You may be entitled to medical care as it relates to the scarring for full range of motion or if it keeps you from performing your job task. The thing to remember is that workers compensation does not and usually will not pay for plastic or reconstructive surgery unless there is a medical necessity to return you to some condition whereby you would be able to work light duty or full duty work.
This may not seem fair to most injured workers. There is always a give and take and the employer/insurer will tell you that the other side of that coin is that you do not have to prove negligence if you are injured during the course and scope of your employment. Still when you have been permanently scarred this seems of little satisfaction when you carry the scars from an injury that may or may not have been your fault.
If you have been seriously scarred or injured on-the-job, you should find out your legal rights and not attempt to take on an insurance company with a great deal of experience in closing or shutting down your claim. Contact a Georgia workers compensation attorney now. Your family is too important to wait.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, who provides free information to the injured and the families of the injured. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
If you have specific questions for a workers compensation attorney in Georgia, give Ty at call 912-508-4711 in Savannah or 770-948-5454 in Atlanta.