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Workers' compensation -- Basic Adjusters' Training Guide



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 August 2015 Changes to update maximum comp rate, update case study
1. Workers' compensation overview August 2015 Changes to update maximum comp rate, update case study
2. Indemnity benefits August 2015 Changes to update maximum comp rate, update case study
3. Medical benefits August 2015 Changes to update maximum comp rate, update case study
4. Rehabilitation benefits August 2015 Changes to update maximum comp rate, update case study
5. Penalties August 2015 Changes to update maximum comp rate, update case study
6. Alternative dispute-resolution services August 2015 Changes to update maximum comp rate, update case study
7. Forms August 2015 Changes to update maximum comp rate, update case study
8. Case study August 2015 Changes to update maximum comp rate, update case study
  Answer key August 2015 Changes to update maximum comp rate, update case study
More information
For more information, contact Melissa Parish at dli.wctraining@state.mn.us or (651) 284-5431.

 

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