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Many employees are familiar with the workers’ compensation system in place throughout the North Star State. Most Minnesota employees know that there is a form of insurance that will protect them if they are injured on the job. Some employees even are aware that it is a requirement for all employers in Minnesota to carry …

Workers Compensation in Minnesota: What Should I Do If I Get Hurt On The Job?

If you get hurt on the job, there are several steps that you should take in order to protect your right to receive benefits and compensation in Minnesota.  You may be entitled to have your medical bills paid by workers’ compensation insurance that your employer is required to provide you. You may also be entitled …

Mankato Minnesota Workers Compensation: Do I Get to Choose My Own Doctor?

If you are injured on-the-job in Mankato, Minnesota, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits include payment of your medical bills and treatment costs. Because an employer’s workers’ comp insurer is the one who is going to pick up the cost of bills, many individuals who sustain on-the-job injuries have an important …

What is an Independent Medical Examination?

An independent medical examination (IME) is an examination by a healthcare professional that is requested in a workers’ compensation case.  An independent medical examination is requested by an insurance company providing workers’ compensation benefits to an injured employee. If the company is self-insured, then the employer can also request the injured worker undergo an independent …

Will Work Comp Pay Any Medical Procedure?

Workers’ compensation is supposed to provide you with full payment for medical treatments. However, this does not necessarily mean that you can get any type of medical treatment that you could ever want.  Disputes may arise and workers’ comp insurers may deny coverage under certain circumstances. If this happens, it is a good idea to …

Workers Compensation in Minnesota: What Kind of Benefits Am I Entitled To?

When you are injured at work in Minnesota, you can make a workers’ compensation claim to obtain benefits from your employer. Workers’ compensation claims are your only way to take action against your employer since you cannot sue an employer for a work injury. However, almost every single person who sustains any kind of work-related …

What Is DOLI In Minnesota?

Your Minnesota DOLI ; What’s the DOLI… That’s the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, your one-stop agency for labor and employment law enforcement.  The department aims to ensure healthy and safe workplaces for Minnesota workers.  And, as you might have discovered if you’re in the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim, it also oversees the state workers’ compensation program, through the Workers’ Compensation Division. …and what can it do for you? Practically everything (well, maybe it can’t clean your house or fill out your tax return–so make that practically everything workers’ compensation related).  If you’re at the very ...

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Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Virtually all Minnesota employers are subject to a legal requirement that they carry workers’ compensation insurance. This requirement is generally not dependent on the size of the employer—it applies regardless of the number of employees a particular employer has. So what happens if, for example, you work for a small, family-run business with only a few employees, and recent discussion about another employer’s situation has led you to believe that your employer does not have any workers’ compensation insurance whatsoever; what should you do? First of all, it’s generally fairly easy to determine whether your employer actually has insurance. The ...

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Running on Empty: What to do if your Minnesota Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

Virtually all Minnesota employers are subject to a legal requirement that they carry workers’ compensation insurance. This requirement is generally not dependent on the size of the employer—it applies regardless of the number of employees a particular employer has. So what happens if, for example, you work for a small, family-run business with only a few employees, and recent discussion about another employer’s situation has led you to believe that your employer does not have any workers’ compensation insurance whatsoever; what should you do? First of all, it’s generally fairly easy to determine whether your employer actually has insurance. The ...

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