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Cook County paid more than $1.23 million in worker’s comp benefits in January

Friday, February 22, 2019
Chicago City Wire

 

Chicago City Wire

Cook County paid more than $1.23 million in worker’s comp benefits in January

Cook County paid out more than $1.23 million in worker’s compensation benefits last month, according to records obtained by Chicago City Wire through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

County records show that of the 663 payouts made, $1,051,719 went to employees for temporary total disability claims. Some employees received multiple worker’s compensation benefit payouts.

Overall, the average worker’s compensation benefit payout in January was $1,866.

Employees of the Department of Corrections received the most payouts in January (333) with a little over half of those (168) related to injuries caused by being “Struck or Injured By - Fellow Worker, Patient, or Other Person.”

The highest payout was $33,062.40 made as part of a worker’s compensation settlement with an unidentified employee of the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center who was injured on Oct. 24, 2016 after being struck by another person.

Cook County officials refused a FOIA request to release the names of the recipients, stating: “...employee names have been withheld under section 7(1)(c) of the Act. Section 7(1)(c) exempts from disclosure “[p]ersonal information contained within public records, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.” 5 ILCS 140/7(1)(c).”

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