Settlement in Georgia workers' compensation claims is voluntary. An injured worker cannot force the insurance company to settle and an insurance company cannot force an injured worker to settle. However, in most instances, it is beneficial for both parties to settle a workers' compensation claim. Calculating the value of a workers' comp claim can be very complicated. In disputed claims, an insurance company will consider their past and future exposure to workers' comp benefits. Generally speaking, in accepted workers' compensation claims, the insurance company will only account for their future exposure when calculating the settlement value. If you are in settlement discussions with an insurance company for a work comp claim, you should consult an attorney. Brian H. Sumrall is an experienced Atlanta work comp attorney and can assist you in maximizing the value of your work comp claim. You can reach Mr. Sumrall directly at (404) 857-3835, or visit
Workers' Compensation Settlement in Georgia.