Legal Updates

  • What workers’ compensation insurers should know about compensability of infectious diseases such as COVID-19

    Infectious diseases such as COVID-19 can be compensable as either a personal injury or occupational disease in certain situations.  CWK attorney Whitney Teel did a deep dive into the issue during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, and the caselaw is applicable to the current COVID-19......

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Decision: Ewing v. Print Craft, 01/02/2020

    On January 2, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in Ewing v. Print Craft, Inc., A19-0534 (Minn. 2020) and held that the Employer and Insurer in the case were not liable for rehabilitation services provided after the date in which Employee’s work-related injury......


    Koehnen v. Flagship Marine Co. and Auto-Owners Insurance and Keith Johnson, D.C. WC19-6287 (W.C.C.A. Dec. 27, 2019)   On December 27, 2019, the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals affirmed the Order of the compensation judge dismissing the Petition for Payment of Medical Expenses filed......

  • November 2019 Minnesota Supreme Court & WCCA Decisions

    Block v. Exterior Remodelers, Inc., No. A19-0584 No. WC18-6214 (Minn. November 27, 2019) ISSUE: Payment made pursuant to an award that is later vacated on the basis of a substantial change in medical condition does not constitute a mistake in fact under Minn. Stat. § 176.179......

  • Minnesota Expands Scope of Authorized Medical Cannabis Usage

    Minnesota’s Health Commissioner recently authorized a significant expansion of medical cannabis usage in the state of Minnesota to include those with “chronic pain.” Currently, the most common qualifying condition to be eligible for medical cannabis is a diagnosis of “intractable pain.” Minn. Stat. 152.125 defines......


Workers’ Compensation Tools


Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Calculation Chart – Updated Sept 2019


Wisconsin Workers’ Compensation Calculation Chart


CWK Practice Pointers


Minnesota Workers’ Compensation: Average Weekly Wage and Wage Loss Benefits


Fundamentals of Workers Compensation in Minnesota

Authored by Thomas F. Coleman, 2015 William Mitchell Law Review, Volume 41/Issue 4/Article 1


A Comparison of Wisconsin and Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claims

Co-Authored by Michael R. Johnson, 2015 William Mitchell Law Review, Volume 41/Issue 4/Article 2


The summary of Laws for Minnesota and Wisconsin were accurate at the time of original posting. Please check with one of our attorneys to verify the current status of the law or statutory section you are researching or reading.

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