Penalties on late payment of Atlanta, GA workers' compensation income benefits.

If the Employer/Insurer does not pay workers' compensation income benefits in a timely fashion, they owe the injured worker a 15% penalty.  If the benefits are owed pursuant to an Award of the State Board of Workers' Compensation, the penalty increases to 20%. Of course, workers' compensation carriers do not always voluntarily pay penalties, and might not inform the injured worker of their right to receive the penalty.  If you have a question about late payment of workers' comp benefits, contact Atlanta work injury attorney Brian H. Sumrall at (404)924-4595, or visit