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  • WCCA Case Summaries April 2019

    WCCA case summaries for April 2019, made possible by Michelle Kelly, CWK Law Student.  Click HERE for the full case summaries. Issue: Vacation of Award – Substantial Change in Condition – Wolters v. Curry Sanitation, Inc., No. WC18-6207 (April 2, 2019) Issue: Causation – Substantial......

  • New Minnesota Supreme Court Decision: Johnson v. Darchucks Fabrication, Inc., No. A18-1131 (Minn., April 24, 2019)

    Issue: TREATMENT PARAMETERS   Johnson v. Darchucks Fabrication, Inc., No. A18-1131 (Minn., April 24, 2019)   In this case, the employee suffered an ankle injury in 2002. Eventually, the employee was diagnosed with “complex regional pain syndrome” (CRPS), which is recognized and governed by the......

  • WCCA Case Summaries January through March 2019

    WCCA case summaries for January, February, and March, 2019, made possible by the Michelle Kelly, CWK Law Student.  Click HERE for the full case summaries. Issue: Rehabilitation – Qualified Employee; Temporary Total Disability – Work Restrictions – Smith v Kmart/Sears Holding Co., No. WC18-6181 (January......

  • WCCA Case Summaries November and December 2018

    WCCA case summaries for November and December, 2018, made possible by the Associates and Law Students of CWK.  Click HERE for the full case summaries. Issue: Diagnosis and Causation of a Psychological Condition – Tami L. Petrie v. Todd County, No. WC18-6176 (W.C.C.A. November 19, 2018)......

  • New Minnesota Supreme Court Decision: Claude Bruton v. Smithfield Foods, Inc., A18-0914 (Minn. Feb. 27, 2019)

    Issue: Whether temporary total disability benefits can be offset by the amount of short-term disability benefits previously paid under an employer’s self-funded and self-administered plan for the same period of disability.   Answer: No.   In this case, Claude Bruton (“Employee”) sustained an injury after......

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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

 

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