Category: Settlements


Will I get a 1099 for my workers’ compensation benefits from last year?

Every year during the first few months of a new year, this question comes up from clients.  The simple answer is “no,” as workers’ compensation indemnity payments are, in general, not taxable income in Georgia. However, per IRS Publication 525, if you’re on Social Security, and it has been reduced by the amount of workers’  … Read more

Interview with the Mediator

I recently had breakfast with my old friend and former neighbor, Greg Parent of Miles Mediation & Arbitration, and I asked him for some tips for mediation, given his serving as a mediator for the past several years (meaning he’s not only attended mediations as an attorney/advocate for both individuals and for insurers, but he’s  … Read more

What happens after my attorney and I resolve my workers’ comp case?

One of the benefits of being an Atlanta workers compensation attorney is maintaining a relationship with my clients. I often like to check in with clients a few weeks, months, or even years after they’ve resolved their case and, hopefully, moved on to new vocations or educational opportunities that their bodies will allow after their  … Read more

What will the taxes be on my workers’ comp benefits or settlement?

As a Atlanta workers comp lawyer, every year during the first few months of a new year, this question comes up from clients.  The simple answer is “none.”  However, per IRS Publication 525, if you’re on Social Security, and it has been reduced by the amount of workers’ compensation benefits you’re being paid, that amount is  … Read more

Wal-Mart settles workers’ comp lawsuit with over 13K injured employees

Mega-retailer Wal-Mart has long been accused of unfair practices with regard to its workers, but recently some Wal-Mart employees in Colorado won a little bit of ground with regard to workers’ compensation claims. In 2009, some 13,500 employees of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. brought a class-action suit against the company and two other defendants, alleging that  … Read more

Proposed Changes to Medicare Set-Asides Affect Workers’ Compensation Settlements

The meeting of the 111th Congress was the one that saw Medicare Secondary Payer bill H.R. 2641 flop over and twitch.  The 110th saw that happen to H.R. 2549 also, and H.R. 5309 went the same way during the 109th. In case you don’t recall this particular bill in all its iterations, it addressed Medicare Set-Asides (“MSAs”) for  … Read more