Can I sue the insurance carrier for settlement in a Georgia workers' compensation claim?

Unfortunately, Georgia injured workers cannot force the workers' compensation carrier to settle a claim.  However, they do have the right to file a request for hearing if the workers' compensation claim is denied and to force the insurance carrier to pay for medical benefits and weekly income benefits.  Further, most accepted Georgia workers' compensation claims will eventually settle.  This settlement process has to be completely voluntary, and no party can force the other party to reach a settlement agreement without their consent.   The Law Office of Brian H. Sumrall handles workers' compensation claims all over the State of Georgia.  If you have questions about settling your workers' compensation claim contact Atlanta workers comp attorney Brian H. Sumrall at (404)924-4595, or visit