If the workers’ compensation insurance company overpays or double pays you they will likely take credit as soon as they determine that they have over paid you. If you are not receiving weekly benefit checks and they over pay you on a mileage or a one time lump sum check you can rest assured they will come knocking on your door to collect the over payment.
In Georgia, the insurance company can file with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation to collect over payment by reducing your weekly check amount if you are receiving weekly checks, or they can seek repayment. Ultimately if you have been over paid you will need to pay them back and could be held criminally liable in worse case scenarios.
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.
If you have specific questions for a workers compensation attorney in Georgia, give Ty at call 912-508-4711 in Savannah or 770-948-5454 in Atlanta.