Archive | Abigail A. Lindekugel

Leal v. Knife River Corp.

April 10, 2017  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Leal v. Knife River Corp., WC16-5959 (W.C.C.A. March 3, 2017) The employee began working as a dump truck driver for Knife River Corporation on May 11, 2015.  The employee’s work hours varied, but he often worked up to 20 hours of overtime per week.  On August 18, 2015, he sustained an admitted work-related low back injury when he slipped while pulling a chain. On November 14, 2015, the employee...

Buley v. Polaris Indus., Inc.

February 02, 2017  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Buley v. Polaris Indus., Inc., WC16-6012 (W.C.C.A. January 23, 2017) Employer petitioned the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (“W.C.C.A.”) for an order discontinuing the payment of permanent total disability benefits on the ground that the employee would reach the presumptive retirement age.  The W.C.C.A. found that parties are permitted to discontinue PTD benefits without filing a petition...

Turner v. Jerry’s Enters., Inc., d/b/a Cub Foods

December 12, 2016  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Turner v. Jerry’s Enters., Inc., d/b/a Cub Foods, No. WC16-5950 (W.C.C.A. October 25, 2016) The employer and insurer appeal the compensation judge’s determination that the employee sustained an injury to the left thumb, which arose out of and in the course and scope of his employment. The employee held positions in numerous departments at Cub Foods.  While working in the grocery department, he...

Lindelof v. Sylva Corp., Inc

December 08, 2016  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Lindelof v. Sylva Corp., Inc., No. WC16-5933 (W.C.C.A. November 1, 2016) The employer and insurer appeal from the compensation judge’s finding that the employee sustained an injury to his bilateral shoulders and neck substantially resulting from his work for the employer, from the awards of temporary total and temporary partial disability for certain periods, and from the orders requiring them to...