Workers Compensation FAQs

The Kansas Department of Labor Workers Compensation Division is responsible for the administration of the Kansas Workers Compensation laws and rules. The division focuses on ensuring employees injured at work, employers, health care providers and insurance carriers receive timely, impartial and fair claim resolution.

null General Information:

Post Award Medical: For purposes of review, appeals will follow the same procedure as final hearing orders.

Final Orders: For the purposes of review, the procedure for final orders will be the same as for preliminary orders.

Two or More Parties Requesting Review of an Award: If two or more parties request review of an award/order, the party who filed first is the appellant and all others are appellees.

Briefs: Briefs may be in letter form. If relying on the submission letter to the ALJ, please reference that in your brief.   Briefs should be uploaded under the AP number assigned to the appeal at the time the application is filed.

Extensions: Extensions to file briefs are not favored. However, the Board will issue an extension for up to 10 days on the first request. The request should be in written form uploaded to OSCAR under the AP number Motion to Board - Extension of time to file brief.

Dismissal of Case/ Case Settled or Resolved: When a case has settled or the issues are resolved, please notify the Board immediately. A letter will then be sent from the Board requesting that an agreed order of dismissal to be prepared and signed by all parties. The order should be prepared for signature by three Board members.

Certification of Record to Appellate Courts: Supreme Court Rule 9.04 gives responsibility for certification of the record for cases being appealed to the Court of Appeals/Supreme Court to the Director.