This guide briefly explains how current Minnesota laws apply to work-related injuries or illnesses occurring on or after Oct. 1, 1995. This is not a full description of the workers' compensation system. Please refer to the text of the law or call the Alternative Dispute Resolution unit at (651) 284-5032 or 1-800-342-5354.
|Helpful hints for injured workers|
|Save copies of all claim-related documents, letters, forms, benefit checks and medical bills, especially the First Report of Injury form.|
|Keep track of your mileage and parking fees for medical visits, vocational rehabilitation services and job-search visits.|
|Save notes of phone conversations.|
|Put your name, Social Security number, date of injury, employer and insurance company on all papers and forms you send to the Safety and Workers' Compensation Division.|
|Keep your employer informed about your recovery and plans to return to work.|
|Call DLI Alternative Dispute Resolution if you have any questions: (651) 284-5032 or 1-800-342-5354.|