This course provides a comprehensive overview of the Kansas Workers Compensation Act including administrative procedure, notice requirements, average weekly wage computation and caps, scheduled and unscheduled injuries, medical compensation, and penalties for noncompliance.
It covers some of the more specifically litigated issues in Kansas Workers Compensation law such as occupational diseases and repetitive-use injuries, heart conditions, preexisting conditions, burdens of proof, and statutory defenses.Learning Objectives
By taking this course, you will learn the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate in Kansas. The course is delivered via self-paced, online modules and an end-of-course exam, as described below.
- Kansas Workers' Compensation Insurance System Overview
This module covers the technical aspects of insurance in Kansas including how insurance underwriters determine the premium employers pay and what factors drive up the cost of a workers’ compensation insurance policy.
- Overview of the Kansas Workers Compensation Legal System
This module provides a broad understanding of the Kansas Workers Compensation Act including employee and employer status, covered injuries, occupational diseases and calculating benefits. Uncover the various rules on employee and employer notice requirements, subrogation rights and time limitations, and penalties for noncompliance. You will also learn the basic administrative procedures, including the process for preliminary hearings, regular hearings, and appeals, as well as learn where to locate the approved medical fee schedule and certain required forms.
- Key Legal Issues in Kansas Workers Compensation – Part I
In this module, you will learn some of the more specific and common issues litigated in Kansas Workers Compensation cases including whether an injury “arises out of and in the course of employment,” compensability of preexisting conditions (including idiopathic injuries), calculating the date of accident in repetitive-use injury cases, occupational diseases, and disability compensation.
- Key Legal Issues in Kansas Workers Compensation – Part II
In Kansas, employers have various defenses available to a worker’s allegations of a compensable claim. This module provides an examination of certain statutory defenses including an employee’s willful failure to use safety equipment and an employee’s use of alcohol or drugs. We will also examine rules regarding the admissibility of evidence in Kansas Worker’s Compensation proceedings.
- Updates and Trends - The Kansas Workers’ Compensation Update
This live or recorded Webinar provides updated information on new Kansas Supreme Court cases, Kansas Board of Appeals decisions and relevant 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 IAWCS designation or keep it up-to-date.
An exam is included in the Kansas Workers' Compensation Series. It consists of 50 questions with a 90 minute time period. You must first take the Kansas Workers' Compensation Series training modules before taking this exam. You will have one attempt to pass this exam with a passing score of 75% or higher. (Additional exams are $50.)
You will receive six months of unlimited access to this package. Upon placing your order, you will receive an email with instructions to access your online training. You may begin immediately!Note: This course may be taken independently for professional development or in conjunction with other courses to earn the Workers Compensation Specialist (WCS) designation. Click on the hyperlinked item for a full description of the designation.