Colorado Revised Statutes Title 8. Labor and Industry § 8-42-108. Disfigurement--additional compensation

(1) If an employee is seriously, permanently disfigured about the head, face, or parts of the body normally exposed to public view, in addition to all other compensation benefits provided in this article and except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, the director may allow compensation not to exceed four thousand dollars to the employee who suffers such disfigurement.

(2) If an employee sustains any of the following disfigurements, the director may allow up to eight thousand dollars as compensation to the employee in addition to all other compensation benefits provided in this article other than compensation allowed under subsection (1) of this section:

(a) Extensive facial scars or facial burn scars;

(b) Extensive body scars or burn scars;  or

(c) Stumps due to loss or partial loss of limbs.

(3) The director shall adjust the limits on the amount of compensation for disfigurement specified in this section on July 1, 2008, and each July 1 thereafter by the percentage of adjustment made by the director to the state average weekly wage pursuant to section 8-47-106 .


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