The following guide has been developed by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry for use in its Basic Adjusters' Training classes. The guide is available below as PDF files for viewing and printing.
While the training classes are designed for adjusters with less than one year experience handling Minnesota workers' compensation claims, all parties will find this guide to be a useful resource in providing an overview of the Minnesota workers' compensation statutes and rules. It provides only highlights and nonbinding examples of how the referenced rule or statute may be applied. If there is a discrepancy between the material in this guide and the language of the statute or rule, the actual statute or rule controls. Every party is responsible for making decisions based on current case law and the full statutes and rules as they apply to workers' compensation.
The information in this guidebook is designed to:
illustrate how to calculate benefits;
describe when benefits are payable;
explain how and when to file the required forms; and
provide general information about workers' compensation benefits.
|Basic Adjusters' Training Guide|
|Section number and title||Last updated||Notes|
|Introduction, objectives, table of contents (60 KB)||October 2011||Table of contents changes|
|1.||Workers' compensation overview (210 KB)||April 2011||Exercise and minor wording changes|
|2.||Indemnity benefits (135 KB)||April 2011||Minor wording changes|
|3.||Medical benefits (680 KB)||April 2011||Expanded information about treatment parameters|
|4.||Rehabilitation benefits (57 KB)||April 2010||Minor wording changes|
|5.||Penalties (162 KB)||October 2011||Expanded information about penalties|
|6.||Alternative dispute-resolution services (34 KB)||April 2011||Consolidated information|
|7.||Forms (545 KB)||April 2011||Expanded form filing information|
|8.||Case study (603 KB)||April 2011||Exercise changes|
|Answer key (584 KB)||April 2011||Exercise changes|
For more information, contact Jim Vogel at (651) 284-5265 or email@example.com.