Almost every time we submit settlement paperwork to the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation, the stipulation is approved. Settlement paperwork is normally generated by the workers' compensation defense attorney and is then sent to our office for signatures. Once we review the forms and make any necessary changes, we submit the papers back to the employer/insurer's lawyers' office, and it's submitted to the State Board for approval.
The only time I've seen a client's stipulation paperwork fail to get Board approval was when a client was not forthcoming about child support liens he had in another state. So, always be honest about any child support liens that are outstanding when you settle your workers' compensation claim in Georgia, even if they are from other states.
Remember the children. They are our future.