North Dakota WSI Now Accepting Applications for Review Of Denied Claim Benefits
Bismarck, ND (CompNewsNetwork) - Workforce Safety &
Insurance (WSI) accepted a proposal by Representative George Keiser offering injured
workers another chance to have their denial of benefits reviewed. WSI now has established a
system to review decisions that resulted in a denial of benefits. Any case currently under
appeal or under reconsideration or that was reviewed by a District Court or Supreme Court
will be excluded from the review process.
Applications will be reviewed to determine whether benefits were properly applied in any
individual case. This review will include any denial on claims filed from 7/1/1995 to the
present. All workers requesting a review must fill out the application form (C170) that is
downloadable at www.WorkforceSafety.com and
then by clicking on the"Application for Continuing Jurisdiction” link in the lower right
hand corner of the WSI homepage. The form can also be obtained from WSI via phone or email
through our Customer Service number, 1-800-777-5033. Applications are now being accepted
through June 30, 2008.
Workers requesting a review must sign a release of information form that will be limited
to the Interim Legislative Workers' Compensation Review Committee members. This will allow
WSI to share information on which they based their decisions and will provide committee
members with the proper information to make certain that the worker's request for
consideration was properly addressed by WSI.