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$1.5 Million to Illinois Prison Workers for Repetitive Stress Injuries
$1.5 Million to Illinois Prison Workers for Repetitive Stress Injuries

Since 2009, 25 employees at the Menard Correctional Center in Illinois have received a total of $1.5 million in workers' compensation benefits for repetitive stress injuries they sustained while working at the facility. The individual settlements range from $21,000 to more than $119,000. In their workers' comp claims, the wardens...

Workers’ Comp Reforms May Be Coming in New Legislative Session
Workers’ Comp Reforms May Be Coming in New Legislative Session

Late in 2010, the Illinois Legislature attempted to find cost savings in the state's workers' compensation system, in time to pass a bill reforming the law before the legislative session ended in February 2010. Although special House and Senate committees studied the issues, and a bill (SB 1066) made it...