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Submitted: October 26, 2001

The City of Philadelphia (Employer) petitions for review of the June 8, 2001 order of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Board) that affirmed the order of the Workers’ Compensation Judge (WCJ) granting a claim petition for disfigurement benefits on behalf of Rosario Siravo (Claimant). Employer contends that the WCJ erred in granting disfigurement benefits for Claimant’s right eye where Claimant had previously received specific loss benefits for the loss of use of that eye. For the reasons that follow, we affirm.

On July 3, 1987, while working for Employer’s Water Department as a brick mason, Claimant suffered an injury in the nature of a severe alkali burn to his right eye. On November 20, 1995, Claimant filed a claim petition seeking specific loss benefits for the loss of use of his right eye. Employer filed a timely answer denying Claimant’s allegations.

 
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