The short answer is you still have settlement value. What is important is the extent of your injuries, that will determine what extent of the settlement value may be.
For example if you are receiving 400 weeks of temporary total disability benefits likely you have been injured very seriously. If that is the case you would want to contact a Georgia workers compensation attorney to see if there is a possibility of your claim becoming a “catastrophic” claim.
If in fact your claim could be catastrophic your weekly benefits could continue and certainly the value of your workers compensation claim would go up dramatically.
If on the other hand your claim is not a catastrophic claim, you still have value but depending up on your medical status the value maybe your future medical care and your permanent partial disability rating once you have reached what is called maximum medical improvement.
This topic can be very challenging without specific facts but to minimize your chance of being without weekly income benefits you should contact a Georgia workers compensation attorney as soon as possible and get your specific concerns addressed so you can be determine what is in you and your family’s best interest.