Can I get workers’ compensation benefits from jail?

Sometimes, an injured worker in Atlanta will get convicted of a crime and will have questions about whether or not someone who is receiving workers’ compensation benefits in Georgia can continue to get disability benefits while incarcerated.

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While the injured worker may continue to receive benefits after an arrest while awaiting trial, he will not be able to continue receiving temporary total disability (TTD) or temporary partial disability (TPD) after being convicted of a crime if he is “locked up.” Permanent partial disability (PPD) is also no longer an option if the injured worker is incarcerated.

Once the individual is released, he may be able to get his workers’ compensation benefits reinstated, but the insurance adjuster is not going to reinstate benefits automatically. Better to talk with a competent workers’ comp attorney in Atlanta for a consultation regarding legal options.

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