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Decision Roger Adam v. Harvard University

Date: 08/06/2010
Organization: Department of Industrial Accidents
Docket Number: DIA Board No. 024421-04
Location: Boston
  • Employee: Roger Adam
  • Employer: Harvard University
  • Self Insurer: Harvard University

KOZIOL, J. The employee appeals from a decision denying his claim for disfigurement benefits pursuant to G. L. c. 152, § 36(1)(k),1  and assessing costs against his attorney pursuant to § 14(1), for prosecuting that claim without reasonable grounds. We affirm the decision.

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1 General Laws c. 152, § 36, provides, in relevant part:

(1) In addition to all other compensation to the employee shall be paid the sums hereafter designated for the following specific injuries; provided, however, that the employee has not died from any cause within thirty days of such injury:

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k) For bodily disfigurement, an amount which, according to the determination of the member or reviewing board, is a proper and equitable compensation, not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars; which sum shall be payable in addition to all other sums due under this section ....

 

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