When called upon to review the findings of fact, conclusions of law, and awards of tihe North Carolina Industrial Commission in .compensation oases, tlhe courts determine ais a matter of law whether the facts found support the Commission’s conclusions, and whether they justify the awards. However, in passing on challenged findings of fact, the courts must approve tlhe findings if -they are supported by competent evidence. Hence the Court may set aside a finding of fact only upon the ground it lacks evidentiary support. Blalock v. Durham, 244 N.C. 208, 92 S.E. 2d 758; Watson v. Harris Clay Co., 242 N.C. 763, 89 S.E. 2d 465; Creighton v. Snipes, 227 N.C. 90, 40 S.E. 2d 612.
We have no difficulty in finding in the -record evidence to- support the finding that claimant sustained by 'accident a compensable injury to his hand. The award on that -account is sustained. However, evidence is lacking to support the finding that claimant sustained & disfiguring scar five -inches long, one-eighth-inoh wide, across the side of bis head above his left ear. Claimant himself testified the skin was not broken on his head. “The hair began- to leave my head >and the scar to ish'ow two or three weeks later. . . . The sear 'did not come ’all -at one time. I did not use any applications . . . just rubbed it with turpentine.”
The claimant’s doctor -testified ¡the head injury consisted of -a, knot about the size of -a quarter which had .subsided when he saw him- again on© week -after the accident. The Skin was not broken. “I do not recall any injury which would result in- the soar he now hais . . . the lump I saw could not have resulted i-n the loss of hair. Th-ils soar looks as if the skin was cut or broken 'and sewed up. I did not find 'any such condition when I first examined him.”
Because of lack of evidence to- sustain it, we must strike -the Commission’s Finding No-. 4. The evidence -simply fails to- show the disfiguring soar was tire result of the accident.
The proceeding will be remanded to the North Carolina Industrial Commission with -direction to -strike -both its Finding -of Fact No-. 4 and *579the 'award of $250.00 based thereon. As thus modified, the findings and ¡award are affirmed.
Modified 'and affirmed.