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Department of Workers' Claims

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Notice of Special Meeting of Workers' Compensation Nominating Committee October 23, 2018

Meeting Minutes

Introduction

Welcome to the Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims (DWC) website. With the support of Governor Matthew G. Bevin, 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.

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.

The DWC now has the ability to conduct regular Benefit Review Conference dockets by video at certain hearing sites. If you wish to connect through a different video system, please note: Outside entities wishing to video conference with the Department will need to have their video systems certified to be able to connect to the State's video conferencing systems.
Contact COT Video Conferencing for more information.

Contacts

Robert Swisher, Commissioner  
502-564-5550
Robert.Swisher@ky.gov

Robert Milligan, Deputy Commissioner  
502-564-5550
Robert.Milligan@ky.gov

Online Resources

How to File a Claim

Effective July 1st, 2017, the Department of Workers' Claims no longer accepts paper filings.

All new filings must be completed through the LMS system. First-time users can register in the LMS app.
Login to LMS

For further instruction on how to register, please view our LMS Instructional Video.

Who can use LMS?

LMS provides a significant benefit to attorneys, insurance carriers, employers, medical providers, claimants, and others who have a role in Kentucky’s workers’ compensation process.

Very basic information is required to register; attorneys, for example, must provide their Kentucky Bar ID and court reporters must provide a tax ID number when registering.

Handling Active Cases

As LMS is coming online, Workers' Claims asks that interested parties, or their representatives, provide to Workers' Claims a list of active cases. The active case list should be in Excel format and include the claim number as well as the style of the case so that Workers' Claims may provide access numbers to those parties.

Please be advised, Workers' Claims will not be able to provide interested parties with access numbers without this information. Once a party, or a representative, has received the list of access numbers and has registered, the party, or representative, associate to claims using the Claim Number and Access Code in LMS. Users will thereafter be able to view all pleadings in their cases.

You can send active claims via USPS or email.
For USPS, please mail them to the following address:

ATTN: LMS Technical Team
DO NOT OPEN IN THE MAILROOM

Department of Workers' Claims
657 Chamberlin Avenue
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

 

Email your active cases in Excel format to LMS Technical Support.

Division of Workers' Compensation Funds

The Division of Workers' Compensation Funds ( formerly the Division of the Special Fund) is responsible for the administration of the Special Fund.  In some cases the Special Fund is liable for part of the income benefits awarded for occupational injuries and diseases resulting from incidents or last exposures occurring prior to December 12, 1996.  The Division pays about $50 million  per year in total benefits to approximately 5,000 disabled workers or surviving dependents.

Benefits are funded by an assessment on Workers' Compensation insurance premiums collected by the Workers' Compensation Funding Commission. 

Questions concerning the special fund or coal fund should be addressed to:

Contacts

Division of Workers' Compensation Funds
46 Millcreek Park, Box 5
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 564-5467

Other questions concerning workers' compensation should be directed to:

Department of Workers' Claims

Phone: (502) 564-5550
Toll-free: (800) 554-8601

Links

Kentucky Workers' Compensation Funding Commission

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.

To receive press releases, notices related to the Department’s Litigation Management System (“LMS”), information related to statutory and regulatory changes, and other information of interest to stakeholders, click subscribe below.

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Statutes and Regulations

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