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Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

Workers' compensation -- Alternative dispute-resolution services

The Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) offers an alternative to formal litigation in resolving workers' compensation disputes. Parties may choose to be represented by an attorney in alternative dispute-resolution or may participate without representation.

Assistance and early intervention

Department staff members answer questions from injured employees, employers, medical providers, rehabilitation consultants, attorneys and others interested in obtaining information about workers' compensation.

Staff members also help parties resolve issues that arise in specific claims. Minnesota Statutes 176.261 requires the department to "... make efforts to settle problems of employees and employers by contacting third parties, including attorneys, insurers and health care providers, on behalf of employers and employees and using the department's persuasion to settle issues quickly and cooperatively."

More about alternative dispute-resolution services
Certification of dispute -- medical and rehabilitation issues
Administrative conferences -- medical and rehabilitation issues
Rehabilitation conferences
Nonconference Decisions and Orders -- medical and rehabilitation issues
Mediation brochure
Mediator composite resume (DLI mediation staff)
Mediation -- Department of Labor and Industry

Contact us

  • Call for additional information about the Department of Labor and Industry's mediation program:  phone (651) 284-5005 or toll-free 1-800-342-5354.

  • In the Duluth area:  phone (218) 733-7810 or toll-free 1-800-342-5354.

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