The Claims Assignment Section responsibilities begin with the assignment of new claims, older claims that have been reopened by order of the Chief Administrative Law Judge and Medical Disputes.
Once the claims are filed with the Department of Workers' Claims, the claims are prepared, sorted into regions based on the county of residence of the Plaintiff, and assigned to an Administrative Law Judge. When the Claims are ready to be scheduled, it is this Division's responsibility to ensure that all Parties are notified the Claims has been assigned to an Administrative Law Judge and scheduled for a Benefit Review Conference, at one of the 10 Hearing Sites (including Frankfort), across Kentucky, operated by the Department of Workers' Claims. This Conference is an informal meeting for the Parties to define and narrow the issues of the claim, discuss settlement options and consider other relevant matters that may aid in the resolution of the Claim.
Other duties include: routing Motions on claims prior to assignment to an Administrative Law Judge; scheduling court reporters and reserving hearing sites; serving as x-ray and exhibit custodians; and auditing resolved claims to confirm all information is contained in the electronic file before the physical file is purged.
For further information or questions, please call Administrative Section Supervisor-Rhonda Pack at 502-782-4500 Fax 502-564-3792. Rhonda.Pack@ky.gov.