Workers' Compensation First Report of Injury or Illness
As directed by Governor Beshear, effective March 27, 2020, our office has 75 percent of our staff telecommuting. We are still able to process First Report of Injuries (IA-1) and respond to your inquiries. We encourage our covered employers to submit a First Report of Injury (below) via electronic submission.
Please do not forget to print the IA-1prior to submitting. You will need to maintain a copy for your records.
If you do not reach us by phone, please do not hesitate to email us your questions:
Matthew Hutherson at MatthewT.Hutcherson@ky.gov
Melissa Clay at Melissa.Clay@ky.gov
Valerie McGrapth at Valerie.McGrapth@ky.gov
Jeff Hockensmith at Jeff.Hockensmith@ky.gov
Alan Hurst at AlanB.Hurst@ky.gov
Reminder: The First Report of Injury (IA-1) must be submitted by the supervisor (or designee) immediately after notification of injury. The first report of injury must be completed "within three (3) working days" per KRS 342.038, after the injury. Failure to comply with this statute can result in a fine being levied of up to $1,000.00 for each occurrence.
Please Complete the Following Steps:
- Open and complete the injury form. Once you have completed the form, click the "Print" button at the bottom of the page to save a copy for your records. (This feature will allow users to save an electronic copy of the injury report. Select the "Adobe PDF" print option to create electronic files. If you forget to save the file before submitting, the system will ask you again after submitting if you would like to print a copy.)
- Once you have saved the form to your computer, click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page and your form will be delivered to the Personnel Cabinet for processing via a secure connection. The email address listed in the “Preparer’s Email” section will receive an email which is a generated confirmation indicating the file has been successfully submitted with a date and time. This confirmation email will also include a link to submit additional documentation securely to our office.
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First Report of Injury form,
Submitting supporting or additional injury documentation:
Please refer to your e-mail confirmation for the link to securely submit supporting documentation for any claim reported to the Workers Compensation Office.