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DWC Working to Allow COVID as Occupational Disease

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 109 | 0 | 82 min read

The Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims is working to fix its online system so that COVID-19 cases can be filed as occupational disease claims, the department said in a memo. Currently, the DWC's litigation management system allows coronavirus claims to be filed only as injuries, using Form 101. After stakeholders brought the issue to the department's attention, the DWC began working to reprogram the system to allow the use of Form 102, covering disease claims, Commissioner Robert Swisher said. “DWC hopes to add such a feature to the system withi...

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