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Workers at Illinois correctional facility receive compensation settlements

Guards at Menard Correctional Facility in southern Illinois have received more than $1.5 million in workers compensation settlement.

The guards have said that the injuries were caused by the repetitive action of unlocking and locking the cell doors. The report shows that the settlements are anywhere between $22,000 and $120,000.

Fifty-five workers applied for compensation, which comes down to one in every 10 workers. The prison was built in 1878 and did not have electric locks so the workers had to crank the lock manually.

If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, you need experienced representation on your side that may be able to secure you the benefits that you deserve. Contact the Kankakee workers’ compensation lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (815) 929-9292 today.