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Table of contents -- Minnesota Statutes, chapter 176, Workers' compensation



Intent; Definitions -- 176.001 and 176.011


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176.001 Intent of the Legislature

176.011 Definitions

  • Subdivision 1. Terms

  • Subd. 2. Child

  • Subd. 4. Commercial baler

  • Subd. 5. Commercial thresher

  • Subd. 6. Court of appeals; division; department; commissioner; office

  • Subd. 7a. Compensation judge; calendar judge; compensation judge

  • Subd. 8. Compensation

  • Subd. 9. Employee

  • Subd. 10. Employer

  • Subd. 11. Executive officer of a corporation

  • Subd. 12. Farm laborer

  • Subd. 13a. Maximum medical improvement

  • Subd. 14. Member

  • Subd. 15. Occupational disease

  • Subd. 16. Personal injury

  • Subd. 17. Physician

  • Subd. 18. Weekly wage

  • Subd. 19. Worker

 

General application and liability -- 176.021 through 176.092


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176.021 Application to employers and employees

  • Subdivision 1. Liability to compensation

  • Subd. 2. Burden of proof

  • Subd. 3. Compensation, commencement of payment

  • Subd. 4. Void agreements

  • Subd. 5. Accumulated credits, additional payments

  • Subd. 6. Compensation under city charter

  • Subd. 7. Public offer

  • Subd. 8. Amounts adjusted

  • Subd. 9. Employer responsibility for wellness programs

176.031 Employer's liability exclusive

176.041 Excluded employments; application, exceptions, election of coverage

  • Subdivision 1. Employments excluded

  • Subd. 2. Extraterritorial application

  • Subd. 3. Temporary out-of-state employment

  • Subd. 4. Out-of-state employment

  • Subd. 5a., 5b. Out-of-state injuries, North Dakota employers

  • Subd. 6. Commissioner of Labor and Industry; additional powers

176.043 Trucking and messenger/courier industries; independent contractors

176.051 Assumption of liability; farm and household workers

176.061 Third-party liability

  • Subdivision 1. Election of remedies

  • Subd. 2. Action for recovery of damages

  • Subd. 3. Election to receive benefits from employer; subrogation

  • Subd. 4. Application of subdivisions 1, 2, and 3

  • Subd. 5. Cumulative remedies

  • Subd. 6. Costs, attorney fees, expenses

  • Subd. 7. Medical treatment

  • Subd. 8a. Notice to employer

  • Subd. 9. Service of notice on attorney general

  • Subd. 10. Indemnity

  • Subd. 11. Right of contribution

176.071 Joint employers; contribution

176. 081 Legal services or disbursements; lien; review

  • Subdivision 1. Limitation of fees

  • Subd. 3. Review

  • Subd. 6. Rules

  • Subd. 7. Award; additional amount

  • Subd. 9. Retainer agreement

  • Subd. 10. Violation; penalty

  • Subd. 11. When fees due

  • Subd. 12. Sanctions; failure to prepare, appear, or participate

176.091 Minor employees

176.092 Guardian; conservator

  • Subdivision 1. When required

  • Subd. 2. Appointment

  • Subd. 3. Referral

  • Subd. 4. Guardian, conservator; powers, duties

 

Benefits -- 176.095 and 176.101


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176.095 Legislative findings

176.101 Compensation schedule

  • Subdivision 1. Temporary total disability

  • Subd. 2. Temporary partial disability

  • Subd. 4. Permanent total disability

  • Subd. 5. Definition

  • Subd. 6. Minors; apprentices

  • Subd. 8. Cessation of benefits

 

Rehabilitation -- 176.102


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176.102 Rehabilitation

  • Subdivision 1. Scope

  • Subd. 2. Administrators

  • Subd. 3. Review panel

  • Subd. 4. Rehabilitation plans; development

  • Subd. 5. On-the-job training

  • Subd. 6. Plan, eligibility for rehabilitation, approval and appeal

  • Subd. 7. Plan implementation; reports

  • Subd. 8. Plan modification

  • Subd. 9. Plan; costs

  • Subd. 10. Rehabilitation; consultants and vendors

  • Subd. 11. Retraining; compensation

  • Subd. 13. Discontinuance

  • Subd. 14. Fees

 

Review of services -- 176.103 and 176.104


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176.103 Medical health care review

  • Subdivision 1. Purpose

  • Subd. 2. Scope

  • Subd. 3. Medical Services Review Board; selection; powers

176.104 Rehabilitation prior to determination of liability

  • Subdivision 1. Dispute

  • Subd. 2. Liability for rehabilitation; lien

  • Subd. 3. Reimbursements

  • Subd. 4. Vocational Rehabilitation unit funding

 

Disability schedules -- 176.105


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176.105 Commissioner to establish disability schedules

  • Subdivision 1. Schedule; rules

  • Subd. 2. Rules; internal organs

  • Subd. 3. Study

  • Subd. 4. Legislative intent; rules; loss of more than one body part

 

Conferences -- 176.106 and 176.107


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176.106 Administrative conference

  • Subdivision 1. Scope

  • Subd. 2. Request for conference

  • Subd. 3. Conference

  • Subd. 4. Appearances

  • Subd. 5. Decisions

  • Subd. 6. Penalty

  • Subd. 7. Request for hearing

  • Subd. 8. Denial of primary liability

  • Subd. 9. Subsequent causation issues

176.107 Teleconferences

 

Miscellaneous -- 176.108 through 176.1321


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176.108 Light-duty work pools

176.111 Dependents, allowances

  • Subdivision 1. Persons wholly dependent, presumption

  • Subd. 2. Children

  • Subd. 3. Persons wholly supported

  • Subd. 4. Persons partially supported

  • Subd. 5. Payments, to whom made

  • Subd. 6. Spouse, no dependent children

  • Subd. 7. Spouse, one dependent child

  • Subd. 8. Spouse, two dependent children

  • Subd. 9a. Remarriage of spouse

  • Subd. 10. Allocation of compensation

  • Subd. 12. Orphans

  • Subd. 14. Parents

  • Subd. 15. Remote dependents

  • Subd. 16. Cessation of compensation

  • Subd. 17. Partial dependents

  • Subd. 18. Burial expense

  • Subd. 20. Actual dependents, compensation

  • Subd. 21 Death, benefits; coordination with governmental survivor benefits

  • Subd. 22. Payments to estate; death of employee

176.121 Commencement of compensation

176.129 Creation of special compensation fund

  • Subdivision 1. Deposit of funds

  • Subd. 2a. Payments to fund

  • Subd. 6. Payments out of fund

  • Subd. 7. Refunds

  • Subd. 8. Commissioner as administrator

  • Subd. 9. Powers of fund

  • Subd. 10. Penalty

  • Subd. 11. Administrative provisions

  • Subd. 12. Report of commissioner

  • Subd. 13. Employer reports

176.130 Targeted industry fund; loggers

  • Subdivision 1. Definitions

  • Subd. 2. Administration

  • Subd. 3. Proof of insurance; logging industry

  • Subd. 4. Assessment

  • Subd. 5. Annual reports; wood mills; qualified employers

  • Subd. 6. Allocation of rebate

  • Subd. 7. Inspection

  • Subd. 8. Penalties; wood mills

  • Subd. 9. False reports

  • Subd. 10. Employer-employee relationship

  • Subd. 11. Safety program

176.1311 Second injury fund data

176.1321 Effective date of benefit changes

 

Treatment and supplies -- 176.135


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176.135 Treatment; appliances; supplies

  • Subdivision 1. Medical, psychological, chiropractic, podiatric, surgical, hospital

  • Subd. 2. Change of physicians, podiatrists, or chiropractors

  • Subd. 4. Christian Science treatment

  • Subd. 5. Occupational disease medical eligibility

  • Subd. 6. Commencement of payment

  • Subd. 7. Medical bills and records

  • Subd. 8. Data

 

Managed care -- 176.1351


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176.1351 Managed care

  • Subdivision 1. Application

  • Subd. 2. Certification

  • Subd. 3. Dispute resolution

  • Subd. 4. Access to all health care disciplines

  • Subd. 5. Revocation, suspension, and refusal to certify; penalties and enforcement

  • Subd. 6. Rules

 

Fees for services -- 176.136


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176.136 Medical fee review

  • Subdivision 1. Schedule

  • Subd. 2. Excessive fees

  • Subd. 3. Report

 

Miscellaneous -- 176.1361 through 176.138


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176.1361 Testimony of providers

176.137 Remodeling of residence; disabled employees

  • Subdivision 1. Requirement; determination

  • Subd. 2. Cost

  • Subd. 3. New residence

  • Subd. 4. Certification

  • Subd. 5. Limitation

176.138 Medical data; access

 

Notice -- 176.139 through 176.145


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176.139 Notice of rights posted

  • Subdivision 1. Posting requirement

  • Subd. 2. Failure to post; penalty

176.141 Notice of injury

176.145 Service of notice, form

 

Time limits -- 176.151


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Exams -- 176.155


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176.155 Examinations

  • Subdivision 1. Employer's physician

  • Subd. 2. Neutral physician

  • Subd. 3. Refusal to be examined

  • Subd. 4. Autopsies

  • Subd. 5. Testimony of health care provider

 

Payments -- 176.161 through 176.175


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176.161 Alien dependents

  • Subdivision 1. Residing outside United States

  • Subd. 2. List of dependents

  • Subd. 3. Certain proceedings legalized

176.165 Lump-sum payments

176.171 Payment to trustee

176.175 Right to compensation, award

  • Subdivision 1. Preferred claim

  • Subd. 2. Nonassignability

 

Fraud -- 176.178


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176.178 Fraud

  • Subdivision 1. Intent

  • Subd. 2. Forms

 

Overpayments -- 176.179


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Insurance -- 176.181


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176.181 Insurance

  • Subdivision 1. Authorization

  • Subd. 2. Compulsory insurance; self-insurers

  • Subd. 3. Failure to insure, penalty

  • Subd. 4. Gross misdemeanor

  • Subd. 5. Indemnification

  • Subd. 6. Financial statements

  • Subd. 7. Penalty

  • Subd. 8. Data sharing

 

Miscellaneous -- 176.1812 through 176.192


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176.1812 Collective bargaining agreements

  • Subdivision 1. Requirements

  • Subd. 2. Filing and review

  • Subd. 3. Refusal to recognize

  • Subd. 4. Void agreements

  • Subd. 5. Notice to insurance carrier

  • Subd. 7. Rules

176.182 Business licenses or permits; coverage required

176.183 Uninsured and self-insured employers; benefits to employees and dependents; liability of employer

  • Subdivision 1. Uninsured and self-insured employers; special compensation fund

  • Subd. 2. Special compensation fund; penalties

  • Subd. 3. Commissioner-directed payments

  • Subd. 4. Notice by commissioner; rights of parties

176.184 Inspections; enforcement

  • Subdivision 1. Proof of insurance

  • Subd. 2. At place of employment

  • Subd. 3. Powers; commissioner and district court

  • Subd. 4. Rights of employer and employee representative

  • Subd. 5. Request for investigation by employee

  • Subd. 6. Order permitting entry

  • Subd. 7. Advance notice

176.185 Policy of insurance

  • Subdivision 1. Notice of coverage; notice to insured before policy cancellation, termination or nonrenewal

  • Subd. 2. Conditions

  • Subd. 3. Provision for benefits conferred by this chapter

  • Subd. 4. Compulsory provisions

  • Subd. 5. Agreement that employee pay part of cost of insurance

  • Subd. 6. Joining risks with other risks in policy

  • Subd. 7. Notice, effect

  • Subd. 8a. Insolvent insurer

  • Subd. 9. Application of section

  • Subd. 10. Data collection contracts

176.186 Records from other state agencies

176.191 Dispute between two or more employers or insurers regarding liability

  • Subdivision 1. Order; employer, insurer, or special compensation fund payment

  • Subd. 3. Insurer payment

  • Subd. 4. Program payments

  • Subd. 5. Arbitration

  • Subd. 6. Award

  • Subd. 7. Representation

  • Subd. 8. Attorney fees

176.192 Bomb disposal unit employees

 

Prohibition and penalties -- 176.194 through 176.215


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176.194 Prohibited practices

  • Subdivision 1. Application

  • Subd. 2. Purpose

  • Subd. 3. Prohibited conduct

  • Subd. 4. Penalties

  • Subd. 5. Rules

176.195 Revocation of insurer's license

  • Subdivision 1. Grounds

  • Subd. 2. Commencement of proceedings

  • Subd. 3. Complaint, answer; hearing

  • Subd. 7. Report to commissioner of commerce

176.201 Discriminatory rates

  • Subdivision 1. Physically disabled persons

  • Subd. 2. Violation a misdemeanor

  • Subd. 3. Conviction of violation, cancellation of license

176.205 Person deemed employer

  • Subdivision 1. Fraudulent device to evade responsibility to worker

  • Subd. 2. Contractor, subcontractor

  • Subd. 3. Exceptions

  • Subd. 4. Calculation of compensation

176.211 Acts or omissions of third persons

176.215 Subcontractor's failure to comply with chapter

  • Subdivision 1. Liability for payment of compensation

  • Subd. 2. Subrogation

  • Subd. 3. Determination of respective liabilities

 

Payment -- 176.221 through 176.225


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176.221 Payment of compensation and treatment charges, commencement

  • Subdivision 1. Commencement of payment

  • Subd. 3. Penalty

  • Subd. 6. Assessment of penalties

  • Subd. 7. Interest

  • Subd. 8. Method and timeliness of payment

  • Subd. 9. Payment of full wages

176.222 Report on collection and assessment of fines and penalties

176.223 Prompt payment report

176.225 Additional award as penalty

  • Subdivision 1. Grounds

  • Subd. 2. Examination of books and records

  • Subd. 3. Defiance of division, compensation judge, or Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals, complaint

  • Subd. 4. Hearing before commissioner of commerce

  • Subd. 5. Penalty

 

Reports -- 176.231 and 176.234


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176.231 Report of death or injury to commissioner of Department of Labor and Industry

  • Subdivision 1. Time limitation

  • Subd. 2. Initial report, written report

  • Subd. 3. Physicians, chiropractors, or other health care providers to report injuries

  • Subd. 4. Supplementary reports

  • Subd. 5. Forms for reports

  • Subd. 6. Commissioner of Labor and Industry; duty to keep informed

  • Subd. 7. Medical reports

  • Subd. 8. No public inspection of reports

  • Subd. 9. Uses which may be made of reports

  • Subd. 10. Failure to file required report, penalty

  • Subd. 11. Failure to file required report; substitute filing

  • Subd. 12. Reports; electronic monitoring

176.234 Release of data for epidemiologic study

 

Notice -- 176.235 and 176.238


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176.235 Notice to employers and injured employee of rights and duties

  • Subdivision 1. Employee brochure

  • Subd. 2. Employer brochure

176.238 Notice of discontinuance of compensation

  • Subdivision 1. Necessity for notice and showing; contents

  • Subd. 2. Continuance of employer's liability; suspension

  • Subd. 3. Interim administrative decision

  • Subd. 4. Objection to discontinuance

  • Subd. 5. Petition to discontinue

  • Subd. 6. Expedited hearing before compensation judge

  • Subd. 7. Order of compensation judge

  • Subd. 8. Notice forms

  • Subd. 9. Service on attorney

  • Subd. 10. Fines; violation

  • Subd. 11. Application of section

 

Discontinuance of benefits -- 176.239


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176.239 Administrative decision concerning discontinuance of compensation

  • Subdivision 1. Purpose

  • Subd. 2. Request for administrative conference

  • Subd. 3. Payment through date of discontinuance conference

  • Subd. 4. Scheduling of conference

  • Subd. 5. Continuances

  • Subd. 6. Scope of administrative decision

  • Subd. 7. Interim administrative decision

  • Subd. 8. Disagreement with administrative decision

  • Subd. 9. Administrative decision binding; effect of subsequent determinations

  • Subd. 10. Application of section

 

Receipts -- 176.245


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Small claims -- 176.2615


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176.2615 Small claims court

  • Subdivision 1. Purpose

  • Subd. 2. Eligibility

  • Subd. 3. Testimony; exhibits

  • Subd. 4. Appearance of parties

  • Subd. 5. Evidence admissible

  • Subd. 6. Settlement

  • Subd. 7. Determination

  • Subd. 8. Costs

 

Procedure -- 176.271 through 176.311


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176.271 Initiation of proceedings

176.275 Filing of papers; proof of service

  • Subdivision 1. Filing

  • Subd. 2. Proof of service

176.281 Orders, decisions, and awards; filing; service

176.285 Service of papers and notices; electronic filing

176.291 Disputes; petitions; procedure

176.295 Nonresident employers; foreign corporation

  • Subdivision 1. Affidavit of inability to obtain service

  • Subd. 2. Action in district court

  • Subd. 3. Attachment, garnishment; service by publication

  • Subd. 4. General appearance; security, bond

176.301 Determination of issues

  • Subdivision 1. Trial by court; reference to chief administrative law judge

  • Subd. 2. Appeal from judgment of district court

176.305 Petitions filed with workers' compensation division

  • Subdivision 1. Hearings on petitions

  • Subd. 2. Copy of petition

  • Subd. 3. Testimony

  • Subd. 4. Striking from calendar

176.306 Schedule hearings

  • Subdivision 1. Chief administrative law judge

  • Subd. 2. District administrators; clerks of court

  • Subd. 3. Scheduling matters

176.307 Compensation judges; block system

176.311 Reassignment of petition for hearing

 

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