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Kentucky Workers’
Compensation Series
(4 hours)

This online series gives adjustors, risk managers and others responsible for handling Kentucky workers’ compensation claims a broad overview of Kentucky law regarding workers’ compensation. The program starts with the fundamentals of Kentucky law and goes on to discuss specific defenses, what to do when a hearing is requested, and how to calculate permanent partial disability. Specific defenses will be covered as well as Kentucky forms that must be filed with the Kentucky Office of Workers’ Claims.

Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Insurance System Overview

Learn the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate in Kentucky. This module covers the technical aspects of insurance in Kentucky including how insurance underwriters determine the premium employers pay and what factors drive up the cost of a workers’ compensation insurance policy.

Legal Module 1: Introduction to Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Compensability and Liability Issues
This module covers the Kentucky Office of Workers’ Claims, the state administrative agency that has jurisdiction over workers’ compensation claims in Kentucky and describes its role in the processing of claims. This module also covers notice, jurisdiction, average weekly wage, temporary total disability, and begins to cover forms. Module 1 then gives a background regarding permanent partial disability, waiting periods, and gatekeeper medical providers.

Legal Module 2: Common Defenses, Unfair Claims Settlement Practices, Medical Expenses
Module 2 further covers unfair claims settlement practices, the employer and insurer’s duties regarding reporting the claim to the state and discusses what to do when a new claim is reported. This begins to cover litigating claims and defenses to claims as well. The employers’ duties regarding medical expenses are also covered along with filing responsive pleadings.

Legal Module 3: Common Defenses, Litigated Claims, and Settlement
This continues our discussion of common defenses and further discusses how to handle litigated claims. This Module also discusses proof deadlines, evidentiary standards


Legal Module 4: The Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Update

This live or recorded Webinar provides up-to-the-minute information on new Kentucky court cases, Kentucky administrative decisions and legislative changes. You can choose to attend the annual live session or view a recorded version at a more convenient date throughout the year to complete your Kentucky WCS designation or keep it up-to-date.


One exam included in the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Series. It consists of 50 questions with a 90 minute time period.
You must first take the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Series training modules before taking this exam. You will have one attempt to pass this exam. The pass mark is 75%.


About the Firm...

Casey, Bailey & Mains, PLLC

Your instructor is Steven R. Armstrong, a member of the law firm Casey Bailey & Maines, PLLC. He has focused his practice on workers' compensation defense since 1993. Casey Bailey & Maines PLLC defends employers and insurers in workers' compensation and civil litigation matters. For more information on Kentucky workers' compensation please call Steve at (859)2430228 or email him

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