Appeal an Order

The Decision Review Office provides assistance to workers who have filed a claim.  This may include:

  • Acting on behalf of an injured worker disagreeing with a decision
  • Communicating with WSI staff about claim resolution
  • Informing an injured employee of the effect of claim decisions
APPEAL AN ORDER

When WSI makes a formal decision it mails an administrative order.  The order explains the decision to pay or deny benefits.  If you disagree with the order, you can request a review by the Decision Review Office (DRO) within 30 days of the date of the decision.  Reasons you may want to request a review:  

  • It is free of charge
  • You do not want to hire a lawyer
  • It is much faster than litigation
  • It is a neutral process
  • You may continue your appeal if not satisfied with the result
  • The DRO certificate of completion provides for WSI payment of an initial legal consultation and payment of attorney fees if prevailing in litigation
CONTACT DRO

Address: 1611 E. Century Ave., Ste 402;  Bismarck, ND  58503-0780

Telephone:  701-328-9900 or 800-701-4932

Fax:  701-328-9911

Email:  wsidro@nd.gov

Office appointments are available.  An appointment will ensure a decision review specialist is available when you visit.