Archive | Gregory L. Singleton

Block v. Exterior Remodelers, Inc.

April 10, 2019  |   Gregory L. Singleton  

Block v. Exterior Remodelers, Inc., No. WC18-6214 (W.C.C.A. March 19, 2019) In the fall of 1988, Galen Block suffered an injury to his low back while working for Exterior Remodeling, Inc. Mr. Block underwent a laminectomy and filed a workers compensation claim. The parties entered into a partial settlement, resolving the employee’s claims for wage loss and permanent partial disability benefits. A...

JAMES V. DULUTH CLINIC

March 11, 2019  |   Gregory L. Singleton  

JAMES V. DULUTH CLINIC, No. WC18-6128. (WCCA August 21, 2018). In James v. Duluth Clinic, the Court reviewed the application of Roller-Dick, and distinguished that it requires looking at the totality of the circumstances, e.g., the work environment, rather than focusing on a failure to prove any one circumstance. In James, the employee was a nurse anesthetist performing a procedure, which requires...

Franzed-Derrick v. Life Line Screening of AM

February 26, 2019  |   Gregory L. Singleton  

Franzed-Derrick v. Life Line Screening of AM. WC18-6160. (January 4, 2019) This case addresses a petition to set aside an award on stipulation for an alleged substantial and unanticipated change in the employee’s medical condition. The petition was denied. On July 24, 2004, Kristina Franzen-Derrick, the employee, suffered an admitted injury working for Life Line Screening of America, the employer....

CROSBY v. TAK COMMC’NS, INC .

February 26, 2019  |   Gregory L. Singleton  

Crosby v. Tak Commc’ns, Inc. No. WC18-6190. (December 14, 2018) In Crosby v. Tak Commc’ns, Inc., the Court reviewed an award of medical and other expenses when, as argued by the employer and insurer, the underlying medical opinion was based on speculation and conjecture. The Court disagreed with employer and insurer, and affirmed the award. Background First Action. The employee, Crosby, was a...

WASHEK V. NEW DIMENSIONS HOME HEALTHCARE

February 26, 2019  |   Gregory L. Singleton  

Washek v. New Dimensions Home Healthcare. No. WC18-6142 (August 24, 2018). In 2002, Tessa Washek sustained catastrophic injuries while working for the employer when her vehicle was struck by a semi-truck. The employee was rendered paraplegic, resulting in a 94.6496 percent permanent partial disability and was permanently and totally disabled. The employer and its insurer admitted liability and have...