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Top Illinois agencies with workers' compensation claims

Posted: Dec. 5, 2011 9:57 am Updated: Nov. 29, 2014 4:16 am

With Menard Correctional Center accounting for nearly 40 percent of the total, the Illinois Department of Corrections topped state agencies with the most injury-impairment benefits paid to workers from 2007 through 2010, according to an Associated Press analysis of state records. This chart shows total benefits in awards or settlements, the number of claims made, the number of claims on which awards were made, and the average award. It does not include awards totaling about $5.2 million given to state workers whose agency the AP could not identify from the data. Some claims were still pending at the end of the period.

 

Agency Benefits Claims Paid Average

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS $48,205,954 1,966 1,129 $42,698

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES $17,723,292 1,913 699 $25,355

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION $12,536,511 706 345 $36,338

SECRETARY OF STATE $4,936,750 281 143 $34,523

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS $4,684,346 431 205 $22,850

DEPARTMENT OF STATE POLICE $4,521,294 252 145 $31,181

DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE $3,471,043 241 111 $31,271

STATE TOLL HIGHWAY AUTHORITY $2,827,453 217 112 $25,245

DEPT. OF CENTRAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES $2,448,234 97 55 $44,513

DEPT. OF HEALTHCARE AND FAMILY SERVICES $2,285,945 119 65 $35,168

 

Source: Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

 

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