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Bank Accounts Subject to Garnishment to Reimburse Carrier for Overpayment

Wednesday, February 1, 2023 | 0

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that a worker's bank account was not exempt from garnishment to allow his employer's insurance carrier to recoup an overpayment. Tod Wilson suffered injuries while at work in 2015. His employer had workers’ compensation coverage with Pinnacol Assurance, and he received workers’ compensation benefits from the carrier. Years later, the Social Security Administration determined that Wilson was entitled to disability benefits from July 2016 onward. As a result, Wilson received two large back payments from the SSA: $8,585.25 in December 2019...

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