What is Workers' Compensation?
The Workers' Compensation Law is designed to compensate employees for loss of earning power due to work-related injuries or diseases "arising out of and in the course and scope of their employment." This coverage includes both medical expenses and loss of time (payroll) payments to an employee who is unable to work for an extended period of time due to a compensable injury or disease. All employees are covered under the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Law (KRS 342).
All questions beginning with the section entitled "Employee/Wage" must be answered except those marked N/A. All questions relating to the accident must have detailed answers. Under "Initial Treatment" please circle the correct number. Minor Clinic Hospital is the same as a doctor's office visit.
- It is the responsibility of any employee involved in an occupational injury or illness—no matter how insignificant— to report the injury or illness to the responsible supervisor as soon as possible.
- An employee who is at work when they become aware of an injury or illness must report it as soon as reasonably possible, but in no event later than leaving the workplace eight (8) hours after becoming aware of the injury or illness, whichever is earlier. The report must be made to the employee's supervisor.
- An employee who is not at work when they become aware of an injury or illness must
report it as soon as reasonably possible, but in no event later than eight (8) hours
after becoming aware of the injury or illness. The employee must report the injury
by calling their supervisor and explaining they are reporting a work-related injury
- It is the employee’s responsibility to make any appointments for treatment, and make
sure the provider is clear that your visit is a Worker’s Compensation claim.
- If the employee needs their Workers' Compensation claim number, they need to contact
their supervisor/department and the Office of Human Resources, each time their treating
physician takes them off work (due to their work-related injury or illness).
- When an employee notifies a supervisor that an injury has occurred, it is your department's
responsibility to obtain all pertinent information needed for the completion of the injury report.
- Failure to report a work-related injury or illness may result in a denial of a claim
and/ or appropriate actions for the responsible supervisor.
- Each supervisor shall complete an Accident Investigation Form for all injuries or illnesses occurring in his/her area and submit it to the Office of Human Resources.
Office of Human Resources
Julian M. Carroll
Academic Service Building
400 E. Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (502) 597-6667
Fax: (502) 597-6450