WELCOME to the Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims (DWC) Web site. With the support of Governor Steve Beshear, the DWC is committed to improving customer service and reducing costs to our customers in the Commonwealth.
The Department of Workers' Claims is the agency primarily charged with the administration of the Kentucky program and has exclusive jurisdiction over workers' compensation claims. Our web site is designed to provide users with helpful information on the functions of the Commonwealth's workers' compensation program.
We welcome analysis of the subject matter and would appreciate receipt of your comments and suggestions. Send us your comments by writing to the Department of Workers' Claims, Attn: Information & Research, 657 Chamberlin Avenue, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601; by way of fax to 502-564-5732.
Online Open Records System-Now Live!
The Department of Workers’ Claims is excited to offer an Online Open Records System. The web portal may be accessed by clicking the following link:
This online system will allow you to purchase records via credit card in an online environment and allow for electronic retrieval of documents. This has long been a goal of the Department of Workers’ Claims and we are pleased to make it a reality! If you have any questions regarding the open records portal, please contact Ashley Estep at Ashley.Estep@ky.gov for assistance.
The Department will continue to process faxed and mailed requests in the *traditional fashion. The pricing is going to change to allow us to provide this service to you; please note the updated price per page rates for all requests.
$0.15 per page/ computer copies plus $2.50 processing fee per request
$0.75 per page/ microfilm requests plus $5.00 processing fee per request
$5.00 per request for certification
4% per request processed online (processing fee for credit card payments)
*Postage will be charged for mailed and faxed requests as in the past. As well, we will continue to accept the same forms of payment for traditionally filed requests, which are checks, money orders and cash.
Also effective November 1, 2012, the Department of Workers' Claims will require pre-payment for all pre-employment requests pursuant to KRS 61.874(1). Requests must be mailed with payment at the time of submission. Please include the person's name, full social security number, your return mailing address and $2.00 per name requested. Requests will not be processed and will be returned if full payment is not included and/or the request is not legible.