Many injured workers fall behind on child support payments when they are injured and unable to work. Since the workers' compensation carrier is only required to pay two thirds of your weekly wage, it can be difficult to make ends meet when you are out of work due to an injury. To further complicate matters, Department of Child Support Services will have a lien on any workers' compensation settlement if you owe past child support. The lien has to be resolved before the State Board of Workers' Compensation will approve your settlement. If you would like to discuss your workers' compensation claim as it pertains to your child support, contact
experienced workers' compensation lawyer Brian Sumrall at (404) 857-3835.