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Nearly all Minnesota employers are required, by state law, to provide certain benefits to injured workers under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act’. The original purpose of the 1913 law was to provide prompt payment of certain basic benefits to injured workers without regard to fault. Employers must either purchase Workers’ Compensation insurance from a third party or be approved by the State of Minnesota to be self-insured. The Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry (DOLI), Workers’ Compensation Division is responsible for administering the system.

Since 1913, the amount and the types of benefits provided under the law have changed many times over the years and the law has grown more complex. If you have been injured at work, you may have incurred medical expenses, lost income and/or sustained a reduction in your ability to earn. Perhaps you have lost your job or you may be concerned that you will not be able to return to your former employment.

Malters, Shepherd & Von Holtum is your experienced Minnesota Workers’ Compensation law firm in Southwest Minnesota. We have been representing injured workers for the last 35 years. Let our Minnesota Workers’ Compensation attorney work for you.


If you’ve been injured in a Workers’ Compensation injury in Minnesota, contact us to get started on resolving your Workers’ Compensation claim. Remember, consultations with prospective clients on Workers’ Compensation cases are free of charge.