Effective date: February 1, 2015
Last updated: January 14, 2015
Application: Claims for disfigurement assessed on or after the effective date.
Policy subject: Permanent functional impairment (PFI)
To establish the process for acquiring photographs from injured workers for the purpose of assessing and rating disfigurement.
Disfigurement means a conspicuous alteration or abnormal change in the features of the face, neck, hands, torso, and upper and lower extremities and or substantial and permanent scarring of these areas. Disfigurement is related to the cosmetic appearance of the body and not the loss of bodily function.
on any part of their body. Such disfigurements may be acceptable for a PFI award.
Colour photographs on photographic paper may be acceptable in some situations. The WCB will reimburse all reasonable costs associated with providing photographs.
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