HR Homeroom: Kansas Employers’ Responsibilities for Injuries

23 Jun, 2024 Frank Ferreri


Topeka, KS ( -- Kansas requires employers to share the information found in Form K-WC 27-A, which subscribers of Simply Research have access to. The form instructs employees on what to do in case of an injury on the job.

Included in that form is a list of requirements that employers must satisfy when a worker is hurt at work. Here's a rundown of those responsibilities.

--> Unless self-insured, the employer must advise its insurance carrier or group-funded pool of the employee's injury within 28 days. All carriers, group pools, and self-insurers are required to use Electronic Data Interchange to file first reports of injury and subsequent reports of injury.

--> Employers must provide for the payment of workers' compensation claims without charge to employees.

--> Employers must post the workers' compensation notice.

--> Employers must pay workers' compensation benefits regardless of insurance coverage.

--> Upon receiving notice of an injury, an employer must provide the employee with written information to assist the injured worker in understanding her rights and responsibilities in obtaining workers' compensation.

Additionally, employers must provide information on who will handle the employee's claim by informing employees of the: 1) company; 2) address; 3) contact person; 4) phone number; 5) fax number; and 6) email address of who will handle the claim.

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    • Frank Ferreri

      Frank Ferreri, M.A., J.D. covers workers' compensation legal issues. He has published books, articles, and other material on multiple areas of employment, insurance, and disability law. Frank received his master's degree from the University of South Florida and juris doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Frank encourages everyone to consider helping out the Kind Souls Foundation and Kids' Chance of America.

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