Making a decision about whether to settle a workers' compensation claim can be very difficult. In Georgia, settling your claim generally means you will no longer receive medical benefits or income benefits from the workers' comp carrier. Settlement should encompass the value of the future medical and income benefits. It is also worth noting that work comp settlements in Georgia are voluntary. Neither party can force the other side to settle, and you cannot go before a jury or judge to ask for a lump sum settlement in a workers' compensation claim in Georgia. Brian H. Sumrall is an experienced work comp lawyer and has settled hundreds of workers' compensation claims for clients all over Georgia. Contact Mr. Sumrall at (404) 857-3835 if you would like to discuss the settlement value of your claim.