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Workers' Compensation

Department of Workers' Claims



Welcome to the Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims (DWC) website. With the support of Governor Andy 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 website is designed to provide users with helpful information on the functions of the Commonwealth's workers' compensation program.


​Scott C. Wilhoit, ​Commissioner

​Lucretia Reasons Johnson, Deputy Commissioner


What's New/Recent Topics

Department ​of Workers' Claims new Administrative Law Judge​​​​​​​​
​​​ 2023 Discount Rate Order and Tables​​​​​​​​
​​​ Kentucky Workers' Compensation Regulatory Advisory Committee November 2 2022​​​​​​​
​​​ Rescheduled Special Meeting of Workers Compensation Nominating Committee November 8 2022​​​​​​
​​​ ​ Notice of Vacancy for Administrative Law Judges-Term expiring 12-31-23​​​​​​​
​​​ Notice of Special Meeting of Workers Compensation Nominating Committee October 17 2022​​​​​​
​​​ Notice of Vacancy for WCB Position Term expiring 1-4-2027​​​​​​​
​​​​ Kentucky Workers' Compensation Regulatory Advisory Committee Second Meeting 9-22-22​​​​​​
​​​ 2023 Workers' Compensation Benefit Schedule​​​​​​
​​​​ 2022 Workers' Compensation Benefit Schedule
2022 Discount Rate Order and Tables​

Current Administrative Regulation Filings

The Department of Workers’ Claims’ has filed the administrative regulations listed below, including new regulations and proposed amendments to existing regulations, with the Legislative Research Commission. These regulations may be accessed on the Legislative Research Commission’s website at Select the Kentucky Law Tab, Kentucky Administrative Regulations, KAR List by Title, then Title 803 Labor Cabinet and scroll down to the appropriate administrative regulation under Chapter 25 Department of Workers’ Claims. These regulations will appear in a font color other than blue. The administrative regulations, a summary of changes if an existing regulation, public hearing, and public comment information can be found by following the links below.

Meeting Minutes

Online Resources

Communications Network

The Communications Network is the e-mail distribution system used by the Kentucky Department of Workers’ Claims to communicate information to interested stakeholders.

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Statutes and Regulations

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