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Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

Average Cost Per Workers Compensation Case,
Permanent partial Disability, 1996-97

Table 38
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Virginia $115,936   26 Nebraska $44,578
2 Alabama 111,194   27 New Mexico 43,712
3 Louisiana 110,737   28 Utah 42,492
4 Maine 94,767   29 California 41,929
5 Michigan 91,659   30 Connecticut 41,185
6 Florida 89,059   31 Maryland 41,101
7 New Hampshire 77,820   32 Wisconsin 41,065
8 NEW YORK $72,686   33 Iowa 38,834
9 Arizona 70,059   34 Illinois 37,856
10 Mississippi 69,132   35 Oklahoma 37,413
11 Georgia 66,770   36 Texas 37,341
12 Alaska 63,824   37 Arkansas 35,062
13 Kentucky 60,079   38 South Carolina 33,495
14 Rhode Island 57,908   39 Indiana 29,815
15 Minnesota 55,620   40 Missouri 27,157
16 Colorado 53,230   41 New Jersey 26,615
17 Vermont 52,815   42 Kansas 25,336
18 Hawaii 51,349     Delaware NA
19 Tennessee 51,231     Nevada NA
20 North Carolina 50,100     North Dakota NA
21 Massachusetts 49,341     Ohio NA
22 South Dakota 48,109     Pennsylvania NA
23 Idaho 46,332     Washington NA
24 Montana 46,196     West Virginia NA
25 Oregon 45,852     Wyoming NA
Source: National Council on Compensation Insurance
The average cost for all types of workers' compensation cases in New York was $11,583, by far the highest in the country.