What is Minnesota Workers’ Compensation?

The Minnesota workers’ compensation system was established in 1913 to help injured employees cope with the financial hardship brought on by occupational injuries and to assist in returning the employee to employment. However, with the inception of the system came a struggle between providing necessary benefits to the injured employee and the costs incurred by the employer and insurer during the process. Minnesota workers' compensation does not take fault into account. In fact, think of it as a contract between the employee and his or her employer. The employer agrees to compensate the

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