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State Employee Workers’ Compensation

Description: The State Office of Risk Management (SORM) administers the workers’ compensation program for state employees, except the University of Texas and Texas A&M University systems and the Texas Department of Transportation.

SORM investigates and processes claims and pays medical and indemnity benefits to state workers who are injured or become ill as a result of their work. Each state agency must reimburse the Texas General Revenue Fund for 25 percent of the workers’ compensation benefits paid out by SORM on behalf of that agency.

Benefits are paid for medical expenses deemed reasonable, necessary and related to the injury.

SORM spent almost $28 million on medical expenses for state employee workers’ compensation in fiscal 1998.

Texas Total, Fiscal 1998
 
Amount spent: $27,968,809
 
Number of recipients:

8,375 number of injuries reported that were accepted

 
Average amount spent:

$3,339

Source: State Office of Risk Management