Montana Workers’ Compensation Court http://www.wcc.dli.mt.gov/
The Montana Workers’ Compensation Court provides a fair, efficient, and effective forum for the resolution of disputes arising under the Montana Workers’ Compensation Act and the Occupational Disease Act.
The Court has statewide jurisdiction and holds regular trial terms in five Montana cities – Billings, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Week-long trial terms are held in each city four times a year.
Montana Employment Relations Division http://erd.dli.mt.gov/
The Employment Relations Division provides a wide variety of service and regulation related to the employer – employee relationship. This includes issues involving workers’ compensation coverage and claims, human rights claims, workplace safety and health, wage and hour claims, prevailing wage claims, and public sector collective bargaining.
The ERD provides education and technical assistance to employers in understanding and complying with state labor laws. The ERD works with both employers and employees to resolve disputes that do arise in the employment relationship through informal investigations and mediation, to help resolve disputes at the lowest level possible in a timely, efficient and cost effective manner.
State of Montana Website http://mt.gov/
Montana’s State Government comprises and answers to the ideals of each of its citizens. Taxpayers have the right to understand the spending their elected officials have approved, and can find this information to current State budgets and related information on the webpage links.
State Law Library http://courts.mt.gov/library/default.mcpx
The mission of the State Law Library is to provide access to recorded legal knowledge and information consistent with the present and anticipated research needs, responsibilities, and concerns of Montana’s courts, legislature, state officers and employees, members of the bar of the Supreme Court of Montana, and members of the general public. The State Law Library strives to provide legal information to the citizens of Montana at the time and in the format requested.
Montana Legislature http://leg.mt.gov/css/Default.asp
The Legislature is the branch of state government responsible for making the laws needed to maintain public order and ensure the basic security of state. The executive implements the laws passed by the Legislature, and the judiciary interprets the laws and settles any differences of opinion about what they mean and how they should be applied.
But even if the Legislature passes a law, the Governor can veto it. The Governor may veto a law, but the Legislature can override the veto with a two-thirds vote. The Governor and the Legislature may agree on a law, but the courts may find it violates the state or U.S. Constitution.
These checks and balances are meant to ensure that no single branch ever gains too much power.
Linnell, Newhall, Martin & Schulke, P.C. http://www.lnms.net
LNM&S is a long-time Great Falls law firm specializing in the areas of personal injuries, trials, appeals, settlements, farm/ranch law, business law, commercial law, estate planning & probates.
In 2005, LNM&S created FairClaim, a division specializing in Workers’ Compensation cases.