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Coleman v. Professional Resource Network

March 13, 2017  |   By Lisa N. Truitt  

Coleman v. Professional Resource Network, Case No. WC16-5942 (February 3, 2017) The employee sustained an injury on September 19, 2011 while working for Professional Resource Network as a certified nursing assistant. She alleged injuries to her neck, thoracic spine, lumbar spine, right shoulder, and left shoulder and claimed entitlement to temporary total disability benefits. She sought medical treatment...

Gilbertson v. Williams Dingmann, LLC

August 03, 2016  |   By Lisa N. Truitt  

Gilbertson v. Williams Dingmann, LLC, WCCA No. WC15-5878 (May 2, 2016) The employee worked as a funeral director and, due to conflicts with her personal life, decided to resign her position effective December 31, 2011. She wrote a letter of resignation to her employer on September 26, 2011 indicating the resignation date of December 31, 2011. 3 weeks later, on October 13, 2011, the employee suffered...

Washek v. New Dimensions Home Health

August 03, 2016  |   By Lisa N. Truitt  

Washek v. New Dimensions Home Health, WCCA No. WC15-5861 (May 16, 2016) The employee was involved in a work-related motor vehicle accident on December 18, 2002 which rendered her a paraplegic confined to a wheelchair. She is permanently and totally disabled. The employer and insurer admitted liability and paid wage loss benefits, permanent partial disability, rehabilitation expenses, medical expenses,...

Van Riper v. Interstate Packaging Inc.

September 25, 2015  |   By Lisa N. Truitt  

Van Riper v. Interstate Packaging Inc., Case No: WC14-5767 (June 26, 2015) The employee in this case worked for the employer as a manufacturer of corrugated board. During her employment with employer, she had previously sustained specific injuries to her ankle, thoracic spine, and right thumb. She testified that she had notified her employer each time she had a specific injury. From January through...

Gamble v. Twin Cities Concrete Prods.

September 25, 2015  |   By Lisa N. Truitt  

Gamble v. Twin Cities Concrete Prods., Case No: WC15-5800 (May 29, 2015) In the latest decision in the Gamble series, the WCCA addressed the issue of whether the compensation judge erred in ordering Lakeview to reimburse the self-insured employer for payment the employer made with respect to the employee’s unreasonable and unnecessary surgery. By way of review, the Minnesota Laborers Health &...

Bonilla v. Dakota Premium Foods

January 06, 2015  |   By Lisa N. Truitt, Caselaw Updates  

Bonilla v. Dakota Premium Foods and ACE USA/ESIS, Inc., Case No. WC14-5728 (January 6, 2015) This is a case in which the compensation judge denied the employee’s claims upon determining that she did not provide statutory notice to her employer of her claimed Gillette injury. While working for the employer, the employee reported two injuries prior to the injury at issue in this case. On March 1, 2000,...