With government shut down, workers' comp claims in limbo
If there's a dispute, currently we're not offering resolution services.
Without a working state government, there's no forum to resolve the disputes that embroil thousands of Minnesota workers over workers' compensation benefits.Last year, some 13,000 workers' compensation disputes were filed with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. Workers, employers and their insurance companies argue the validity of claims or attempts to change, reduce or end wage and medical benefits.
The cases are typically resolved by the department's mediators. Or they go to judges working for the Office of Administrative Hearings.