Category: Settlements


The workers’ compensation adjuster just sent me a check for a disability rating. Does this mean my case is settled?

If you are paid a workers’ comp check for a disability rating, it does not mean your case is settled. When you receive workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia and/or you are being treated by a workers’ compensation doctor after a workplace injury, eventually you may reach maximum medical improvement (MMI). Once you reach MMI, your  … Read more

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

Wondering what the taxes will be on your workers’ comp benefits? For most people the answer is none. Workers’ compensation payments are generally tax-free for the entire time that you receive them. Per IRS Publication 525, Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits in Georgia are not subject to income tax.  Neither are Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)  … Read more

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

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