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Employee's guide to Minnesota's workers' compensation system:  English or Spanish

Helpful hints for injured workers

  1. Save copies of all claim-related documents, letters, forms, benefit checks and medical bills, especially the First Report of Injury form.

  2. Keep track of your mileage and parking fees for medical visits, vocational rehabilitation services and job-search visits.

  3. Save notes of phone conversations.

  4. Put your name, Social Security number, date of injury, employer and insurance company on all papers and forms you send to the Department of Labor and Industry's (DLI's) Workers' Compensation Division.

  5. Keep your employer informed about your recovery and plans to return to work.

Call DLI's Alternative Dispute Resolution unit if you have questions at 651-284-5032 or 800-342-5354.