If you have pending child support obligations, chances are child support will contact the State Board of Workers’ Compensation and request payments be taken out of any income benefits you receive. This is presuming you are receiving weekly checks from the insurance carrier. They have the ability to receive portions of your weekly income benefits and if there is a settlement they may have a lien on a portion of the proceeds of any settlement depending upon your outstanding child support balance.
Hiring a Georgia workers’ compensation attorney will help you address child support as they often will not discuss your workers’ compensation claim with you. However the child support obligation will need to be addressed.
If you have the means to correct any improper child support calculations it is best to do it as quickly as you can so it will have a minimal impact upon any potential workers’ compensation settlement.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.
Ty Wilson is a Georgia workers compensation attorney, with offices in Savannah and Atlanta, who provides free information to the injured and the families of the injured. Visit tywilsonlaw.com to order his FREE Georgia workers compensation “Special Reports” and to read his many articles and to watch his videos.
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