There were as estimated 119,000 workers' compensation claims in 2007. Approximately 400 were designated as being permanently and totally disabled.

Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry


Minnesota Workers' Compensation Home Modification and Specialized Services

Making a home accessible isn't neccessarily a catastrophic event. Sometimes a claim simply requires a transitional modification that is not permanent. You can count on Accessibility Design to meet your needs.

Minnesota is unique; Minn. Stat. 176.135 has a specific benefit to be used toward reasonable and neccessary modifications of the injured worker's existing home to accommodate their needs secondary to the work related injury, or in certain cases where this isn't feasible, the purchase of an alternate dwelling.

To be awarded the benefit, the State has set forth specific requirements and procedures that must be followed. At Accessibility Design, we know the intricate details of the award process and parameters of the program, as well as the check points and requirements along the way. Our experience and specialized knowledge of home access and product specification helps the injured worker, their family, employer and/or insurance company navigate the complicated process involving numerous steps from beginning to end.

Specialized services for this process are:

  • Home Access Site Visit
  • Gathering Required Information: Medical and Rehabilitation
  • Coordination with "Key Players" (e.g.; Injured Employee, Family Members, Caregivers, QRC, Insurance Companies, Attorneys, Product Vendors, Contractors, Architects, Minnesota Council on Disabilities, Department of Labor and Industry)
  • Design, Product Research, and Specification, and Drawings/Drafting (as needed)
  • Cost Estimates and Bid Gathering
  • Report Production and Submittal

Once the benefit is awarded, Accessibility Design is prepared to provide as much or as limited assistance as requested during construction/installation and at project completion.

Visit our Catastrophic Injury Timeline page for more information.


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