Workers’ Compensation - Disfigurement Award

Summary of Pennsylvania Decisions

Walker v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Health Consultants), No. 492 C.D. 2011 (Pa.Cmwlth., May 3, 2012)

Holding: Under Section 306(c)(22) of the Workers’ Compensation Act, 77 P.S.§513(22), a nose injury that amounts to a “slight crookedness” that is not “noticeably disfiguring,” does not meet the burden of showing all necessary elements for a disfigurement award.