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Who is eligible for Worker's Compensation Benefits?

Who is eligible for Worker's Compensation Benefits?

WCB Mission Statement

To provide efficient dispute resolution for injured workers and employers by administering both formal adjudication and informal dispute resolution services; to serve  the public by answering inquiries regarding the Indiana Worker's Compensation system; and to collect statistical information regarding workplace injuries in Indiana.

News and Notices


Website Notices 1/10/2018

The WCB's office is closed today 1/10/2018 due to a maintence issue. 



Website Notices 1/2018

Denial of a Provider Fee Application or refusal to pay a bill from a medical provider for authorized care provided to an injured worker based solely on 631 IAC 1-1-32 (2)(A)(i) is improper.  Provisions in the Indiana Administrative Code are rules authorized by IC 22-3-1-3 to assist the Board in carrying out the Worker’s Compensation Act, not laws themselves.

Medical providers may use the following link available through the Board’s online services to ascertain the name of an injured worker’s employer, worker’s compensation insurance carrier and that carrier’s claim identification number, when available.

No audio or visual recording may be made of any worker’s compensation hearing, conference or proceeding.

Social security numbers (SSN) of injured workers must be redacted from all documentation prior to submission to the Board. The Application for Adjustment of Claim is the only exception to this requirement.


Website Notices 12/2017

The Second Injury Fund Annual Report and 2018 Assessment has been issued here


Website Notices 7/2017 - New Compliance Efforts

Indiana is set to formally begin its enforcement protocol concerning the untimely filing of statutorily required forms and payment of benefits.

There will be a grace period on penalties through September 30, 2017.  During this period, carriers and third party administrators will receive letters and notice of actions found to be in violation of IC 22-3-3-7, 22-3-7-16, 22-3-4-13(a) and 22-3-7-37 so that appropriate remedies can be put in place. We also encourage your comments and concerns with this process so they may be addressed by the Board prior to October 1st, 2017.

For all injury dates on or after October 1, 2017, penalties will be assessed. Pursuant to IC 22-3-4-15 escalation of penalties will apply where more than one violation occurs in a single cause concerning the same injured worker and the same injury date.

In the future, violations of 631 IAC 1-1-26 shall also become the subject of notice by the Board. I ask that you look at your practices to make sure they comply with the 15 day time frame.

Thank you for all you do to get injured workers treated and back to work,

Linda Hamilton, Chairman

Website Notices 6/2017

  • This year our two dollar policy assessments will be issued August 1, 2017 with a due date of October 31, 2017. If you have any questions please contact Mary Taivalkoski or David Babcock.

Website Notices 3/2017

  • No version of a Worker's Compensation Handbook put out by the Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana that can be found online should be relied on as accurate. This website contains updated information and all changes to the law or procedures of the Board will be set out here. Handbooks or Guidelines put out by other organizations are neither reviewed nor approved by the Board for accuracy.
  • Failure to timely submit State Form 48557 as set out at IC 22-3-3-7(b) may result in the rejection of the request for additional time and the imposition of a fine. IC 22-3-4-15.
  • In cases where there is an accident number, filing of an Application for Adjustment of Claim with a stipulated settlement agreement is unnecessary and the Application will no longer be filed or processed.

Website Notices 12/2016

  • Please note that the carriers direct written premiums should be 889,525,000. Unfortunately, the zeros were initially omitted. Please see the updated Certificate for Worker's Compensation Carriers here.
  •  The 2017 Second Injury Fund recommendation report and certificates are now available. Please click here to review.
  •  The Second Injury Fund status report is now available. Please click here for more information.

Website Notices 7/2016

  •  Effective Monday, August 1, 2016, the mileage reimbursement rate is increasing from $0.36 per mile to $0.38 per mile.




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