Archive | Abigail A. Lindekugel

Dahl v. Rice County, et. al

April 11, 2018  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Dahl v. Rice County, et. al, No. WC17-6093 (W.C.C.A. March 5, 2018) Peter Dahl (“employee”) was employed by Rice County (“employer”) as a deputy sheriff from 1992 until 2006.  He sustained a permanent low back condition as a result of four admitted work injuries.  His employment ended as a result of these injuries.  His extensive treatment included two low back fusion surgeries in 2006 and...

Santelli v. Wal-Mart, et. al

February 12, 2018  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Santelli v. Wal-Mart, et. al, No. WC17-6085 (W.C.C.A. January 24, 2018) Teresa Santelli (“employee”) began working for Wal-Mart (“employer”) in November 2010, in the bakery department.  On October 11, 2012, she lifted a frozen box of Italian bread weighing about 25 pounds.  She dropped it, and over-extended her left arm and shoulder while she tried to catch it.  She was not able to lift...

Folstrom v. Northgate Liquors, et. al

December 21, 2017  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Folstrom v. Northgate Liquors, et. al, No. WC17-6066 (W.C.C.A. November 9, 2017). Lachlan Folstrom (“employee”) was hired as a cashier and stocker at Northgate Liquors (“employer”) in April 2015.  His medical history included a neck fusion 18 years before he was hired and diabetes mellitus for 25 years.  The employee was involved in a motor vehicle accident in January 2015; he did not suffer...

Katz v. Telcom Constr., et. al

November 13, 2017  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Katz v. Telcom Constr., et. al, No. WC17-6059 (W.C.C.A. October 2, 2017). Douglas Katz (“employee”) started work with Telcom Construction (“employer”) in November 2015, as a driver and machine operator.  His job duties included running machinery, digging trenches, and pulling cable on job sites. During the first few days of May 2016, the employee helped a friend open a resort, which involved...

Ansello v. Wisconsin Central Ltd, et. al

September 11, 2017  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Ansello v. Wisconsin Central Ltd, et. al, A16-0340 (Minn.) August 9, 2017. Factual and Procedural Posture On January 29, 2006, while employed by Wisconsin Central, Ltd., Daniel Ansello (“employee”) suffered a low-back injury while performing longshoreman work, including loading and unloading ships at port at the Duluth Ore Docks.  The employee began medical treatment for his injury the day after...

Hohlt v. University of Minnesota, et. al

June 30, 2017  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Hohlt v. University of Minnesota, et. al, A16-0349 (Minn.) June 28, 2017 Factual and Procedural Posture On December 30, 2013, Josephine Hohlt, (“Employee”) drove to her job as a painter at the University of Minnesota.  She parked at the Oak Street ramp, a ramp owned and operated by the University.  She usually parked there because it was less expensive than other ramps in the area and was close...

Romens v. Ballet of the Dolls, Inc.

May 08, 2017  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Romens v. Ballet of the Dolls, Inc., A17-0208 (Minn.) April 14, 2017. The Minnesota Supreme Court granted respondent Michael S. Romens’ motion to dismiss after relators Ballet of the Dolls, Inc. and SFM failed to timely file a brief pursuant to Minn. R. Civ. App. P. 131.01, subd. 1 and did not respond to the respondent’s motion to dismiss. Relators Ballet of the Dolls, Inc. and SFM filed a Notice...

Mohammed v. Minn. Veterans Home, et. al.

April 30, 2017  |   Abigail A. Lindekugel  

Mohammed v. Minn. Veterans Home, No. WC16-5988 (W.C.C.A. April 4, 2017). The employee started working as a human services technician for the Minnesota Veterans Home in 2001.  During the course of his employment, he had multiple injuries.  Some of these injuries were work related.  He reported some of the work related injuries but not others. On June 29, 2002, the employee was kicked in the left...

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...