In Georgia, settling a workers' compensation claim usually means settling all aspects of the workers' comp claim, including your entitlement to medical. When considering settlement, the injured worker and the insurance carrier must consider the future income benefits, Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) rating, and the cost of future medical. Both parties attempt to estimate the value of the claim by looking at the future value of these three aspects of the claim. In some rare instances, the insurance company will agree to continue to pay for medical treatment after a work comp settlement but generally speaking settlement closes the entitlement to future medical benefits. Contact Atlanta work comp lawyer and counselor Brian H. Sumrall if you would like to discuss settling your workers' comepsnation claim. You can reach Mr. Sumrall at (404) 857-3835.