Process of settling an Atlanta, GA workers' compensation claim.

Under the Georgia workers' compensation system, the only way to reach a settlement is for the parties to agree to a settlement amount.  This is a voluntary process, and no court can force the parties to settle a Georgia workers' comp claim.  However, most cases eventually settle as both the injured worker and insurance company have an incentive to reach a settlement.  Once the parties agree on a settlement amount, they both sign settlement documents.  Those documents are then sent to the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation for approval.  After approval, the Employer/Insurer have twenty days to issue payment.  If you have any questions about settling a Georgia workers' compensation claim contact Atlanta workplace injury lawyer Brian H. Sumrall at (404)924-4595, or visit