The Kentucky Finance Cabinet has calculated the new mileage reimbursement rate to be 41 cents for January through March of 2018.  The mileage table can be accessed here.

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The Kentucky House is now considering HB 2, which was introduced on February 12, 2018.  The bill seeks to limit duration of payment of medical benefits, shift the burden of proof to claimants for establishing the proximate cause of intoxication, extend the statute of limitations on cumulative trauma claims, increase attorney fees, offset TTD paid by gross income during a period of light duty or alternative work, extend termination of benefits to age 67 and require a minimum of one year employment for hearing loss claims, among other changes.

The full text can be found here.

The Kentucky Finance Cabinet has released the new state mileage reimbursement rate for October 2017 through December 2017.  The rate for this period is 42 cents.

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UPDATE:  Alvey has been re-appointed and is to be confirmed by the state Senate.

The Workers’ Compensation Nominating Committee has recommend the following persons for consideration for appointment as a Workers’ Compensation Board Member for a four year term commencing January 5, 2018:

The Ky. mileage rate for July 1 through September 30, 2017 is .40.

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Jeff V. Layson and W. Greg Harvey, both of Bowling Green, have been appointed as ALJs with the Ky. Department of Workers’ Claims.  Layson’s term expires July 14, 2020, while Harvey’s term expires December 31, 2017.

The DWC has announced that per a KBA opinion issued May 1, 2017, preparation and filing of a Form 110-Agreement as to Compensation constitutes the practice of law under SCR 3.020.  Therefore, the DWC will no longer accept Form 110 settlement agreements prepared by individuals not licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Beginning July 1, 2017, all Department of Workers’ Claims (DWC) submissions must be made in electronic format via the DWC’s Litigation Managment System (LMS).  However, due to the ongoing development of the capacity of the LMS to receive and process settlement agreements in electronic format, the DWC will continue, until further notice, to accept Form 110 Settlement Agreements in paper format subsequent to July 1, 2017.

The Workers’ Compensation Nominating Committee has recommended three nominees for the Administrative Law judge position, term expiring December 31, 2017, in the Department of Workers’ Claims.

Nominees are:  Anthony Gray, a defense attorney with Quintairos Prieto Wood Boyer of Lexington, KY; W. Greg Harvey, a Bowling Green, KY defense attorney with Kerrick Bachert; and Gregory Schabell, a Covington, KY plaintiff’s attorney with Berger and Cox.  This is Schabell’s 4th nomination for the position.

Sorry-were-closed-signThe Kentucky DWC announces that effective June 30, 2017, the Louisville DWC hearing site at 410 W. Chestnut Street will permanently close.  Beginning July 1, 2017 all Louisville dockets will be temporarily relocated and conducted at the Frankfort hearing site, 1025 Capital Center Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky.

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