This course provides a broad overview of Kentucky law regarding workers’ compensation.
It covers 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. Learning Objectives
By taking this course, you will learn the ins and outs of how insurance companies operate in Kentucky. The course is delivered via self-paced, online modules and an end-of-course exam, as described below.
- Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Insurance System Overview
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.
- Introduction to Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Compensability and Liability Issues
This module covers the Kentucky Office of Workers’ Claims and describes its role in the processing of claims. It also covers notice, jurisdiction, average weekly wage, temporary total disability, and begins to cover forms. We then give a background regarding permanent partial disability, waiting periods, and gatekeeper medical providers.
- Common Defenses, Unfair Claims Settlement Practices, Medical Expenses
Module 2 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.
- 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
- 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.
An exam is 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 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.