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Postby majones on Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:38 pm

I have a question that is causing quite the discussion here:

Incarcerated inmate worker, earning $ 1.00 per day, sustains injury. Treatment is provided during incarceration. When released, worker is sent to a physician who releases him to work modified duty. Obviously, since he is no longer incarcerated, accommodation of the restrictions is not an option.

Can TTD benefits be denied on the basis that, the county would have been able to accommodate had he still been incarcerated? Would the worker be in the same category as a "seasonal" worker since his limited assignment is only for the duration of his sentence? What other options are there to limit the exposure?

Any assistance and input would be greatly appreciated!

MJ :?:
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