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Definition of Workers Compensation Board

The Workers' Compensation Board is the state agency that has the responsibility of administering workers' compensation law and overseeing the workers' compensation system in a state. In California, it is referred to as the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. In Georgia, it is known as the State Board of Workers' Compensation. In most states, however, it is referred to as the Workers' Compensation Board.

Several things regarding the Workers' Compensation Board vary from state to state. For example, in Kentucky, the Board is composed of three members who are appointed by the governor to serve four-year terms. However, they must be confirmed by the Kentucky Senate. In New York, Workers' Compensation Board is composed of 13 members who are appointed to seven-year terms by the governor, by and with the advise and consent of the New York Senate. Regardless of what it is called or how it is composed, the Workers' Compensation Board, in most states, is the agency that is responsible for determining all issues that arise involving workers' compensation claims that are made by a worker who has a work-related injury or illness. It is the function of the Workers' Compensation Board to bring about timely and impartial resolution of disputes that arise out of workers' compensation claims.

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