“I had a workman's comp case that was just settled the only problem was that my former employer claimed I missed 5 weeks of work due to my injury for a total of $5769.75 in wages and they got that amount reimbursed out of my total winnings. My question is is the $5769.75 amount worth filing again meaning would I get anything back and would I have to pay again to refile ?”--->I guess this more or less legal or moral issue. You need to contact your attorney for legal help or solution. Needless to say, if your employer reimburses you, $5,769.75 , then you do not need to file your amended return, 1040X. Why should you file amended return?? As you can see, you don't pay tax on workers compensation received by you or your survivors for job related sickness or injuries paid under a workers compensation act or workers compensation statute in the nature of a workers compensation act.