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How do I file for workers' compensation?

If you suffer an injury at work in Kentucky, you may want to file a claim with workers' compensation. This is insurance your employer carries for the specific reason of covering employee injuries. You may get money and other benefits by making a claim, especially if your injury is severe enough to cause you to take time off work. However, before you can get any benefits, you have to file your claim.

The Labor Cabinet wants you to note there is a change in the system for filing a workers' compensation claim as of July 1, 2017. You can no longer file a paper form. You have to file through the Litigation Management System. This online system allows everyone involved to have easy access to the information in the claim. It also makes it much easier to gather all the required information and organize it. Plus, it reduces paper waste, which is always a good thing.

Using the LMS requires you to first register. This is a similar process to registering on any website. Once you register, you can provide all the information that you need. The system will walk you through the process step-by-step. It is fairly easy to follow along and to ensure you include everything you need.

Another important point is the LMS allows simple access by your attorney or anyone working the case through a simple access point that requires some case information. This protects your privacy while also ensuring the people who need access can get it. This information is for education and is not legal advice.

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