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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 (205 KB) March 2014 Changes due to new mandatory electronic FROI form reporting
1. Workers' compensation overview (241 KB) October 2013 Changes to accessibility settings
2. Indemnity benefits (400 KB) October 2013 Changes to accessibility settings; 2013 legislative changes
3. Medical benefits (381 KB) October 2013 Changes to accessibility settings
4. Rehabilitation benefits (194 KB) October 2013 Changes to accessibility settings
5. Penalties (404 KB) March 2014 Changes due to new mandatory electronic FROI form reporting
6. Alternative dispute-resolution services (162 KB) October 2013 Changes to accessibility settings
7. Forms (806 KB) March 2014 Changes due to new mandatory electronic FROI form reporting
8. Case study (140 KB) October 2013 Changes to accessibility settings
  Answer key (713 KB) October 2013 Changes to accessibility settings
More information
For more information, contact Jim Vogel at (651) 284-5265 or dli.wctraining@state.mn.us.

 

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