Minnesota Workers Compensation Law

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Minnesota Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? No

Numerical Exceptions: None.

Choice of Physician: Employee makes the initial choice of physician. However, if there is a managed care plan in effect, employee is obligated to see a physician in the plan network, unless a relationship has developed with a physician outside plan. Prior relationship is presumed if employee has seen the physician twice within the two years before the date of injury.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 3 days (temporary total disability.)

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? 10 days

Attorney Fees Permitted: 25% first $4,000; 20% next $60,000, statute


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