The Minnesota Department Of Labor And Industry
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry is in place to ensure that individuals receive fair treatment from their employers. In other words, employers must follow the rules and regulations of the Department of Labor and Industry because the department enforces various Minnesota statutes that are in place to ensure the fair treatment of workers within the state.
If an employer violates a worker’s rights after an on-the-job injury, the employee has a right to seek compensation. The attorneys of Meshbesher Law Firm help injured employees seek fair compensation after a workplace accident or work-related illness.
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry outlines what occurs during a workers’ compensation claim and the claim denial. When denied, the insurance company that has denied you must send you a copy of the Notice of Insurer’s Primary Liability Determination form. This form is what outlines the reasons and facts behind the denial.
If this or any step in the procedure is not followed correctly, you need to speak with your attorney. Your attorney can also help you if you disagree with a claim. If you have a dispute, there are alternative dispute-resolution services, and your attorney can help you in that area as well. While participating without representation is an option, it is best to have your attorney present.
Staff members from the Department of Labor and Industry can answer questions from employers, injured employees, rehabilitation consultants, medical providers, attorneys and other individuals interested in obtaining information. The department is then required to make every effort possible to settle a problem.
While the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry does offer mediation as an alternative to litigation, the absence of litigation does not mean the process is going to be simple. The mediation services are free, but they can be complicated. Mediation is also voluntary.
Basically, a mediator helps the parties reach a solution. Once that solution is reached, a mediation award/resolution is signed, awarded and then filed. While this may seem rather cut and dry, it can be hard to reach the right decision when there is a lot of pressure coming from different angles. Your attorney can help you make the right decisions.
Do You Need Help Filing A Claim?
If you have been injured on the job or you feel that your rights as an employee has been violated in any way, you need to speak with an attorney. We know the law and how the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry governs disability and the claims that surround that disability.