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Q: I had a surgery on my cervical spine. I now have an unsightly scar. Am I entitled to payment for that?


Yes, you may be. If you had a work-related injury to your neck or cervical spine, you may have had a surgery which left a scar. If this scar causes a disfigurement which is "serious, permanent, and unsightly" you may be entitled to specific loss benefits which entitles you to payment based upon your workers' compensation rate. How much compensation you are entitled to depends on the workers' compensation judge and how they view the injury. Some of these scars can be worth significant money so if you have a scar from a work-related surgery, you should reach out to an attorney immediately.