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  • June 2019 WCCA Decisions

    June 2019 WCCA Decisions   John Devos v. Rhino Contracting, No. WC18-6240 (W.C.C.A. June 12, 2019)   Jurisdiction. Minn. Stat. § 176.041, subd. 5(b).   The Employee lived in Minnesota for most of his life. On April 7, 2011, while in Grand Forks, North Dakota,......

  • July 2019 WCCA Decisions

    July 2019 WCCA Decisions   The WCCA refuses to consider employer and insurer’s Motion to Compel in a case where the employee had not sought or received workers’ compensation benefits, and primary liability was denied. On July 31, 2019, the WCCA issued its decision in......

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Decision

    Minnesota Supreme Court denies former Minnesota Vikings player’s claim for brain injuries based on statute of limitations. On July 31, 2019, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in Noga v. MN Vikings Football Club, A18-1685. In the case, Noga brought a claim for neurocognitive disorder,......

  • 2019 Legislative Changes

    The Minnesota Legislature approved statutory changes to implement a modernized technology system, which will replace the aging system which has been in place since 1992.  These changes are promised to bring a simplified and expediated interaction with the workers’ compensation system.  The effective date is......

  • Minnesota Supreme Court reinstates trial judge’s determination denying employee’s claim for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

    On July 17, 2019, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued its decision in Smith v. Carver County, A19-0199 (Minn. 2019).  Smith claimed he sustained PTSD from numerous traumatic incidents he experienced while working as a deputy sheriff. Carver County denied liability.  PTSD is a compensable workers’......

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Workers’ Compensation Tools

 

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Calculation Chart – Updated Sept 2018

 

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

 

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