Archive | Roger H. Willhaus

Azuz v. Vescio’s, et al.,

March 12, 2018  |   Roger H. Willhaus  

Azuz v. Vescio’s, et al.,No. WC17-6086 ( WCCA February 1, 2018) Employee slipped and fell in the kitchen on April 27, 2013, causing low back pain.  She sought medical care the next day, with low back and right leg radiating pain complaints, but no numbness or weakness. She was taken off work until May 14, 2013.  An MRI showed multilevel degenerative disc disease and foraminal stenosis from L3 –S1. Employee...

Keltner (deceased employee) by Delinda Walters v. Spartan Staffing, LLC

March 06, 2018  |   Roger H. Willhaus  

Keltner (deceased employee) by Delinda Walters v. Spartan Staffing, LLC. No. WC17-6026 (WCCA September 5, 2017) Employee, Ryan Keltner, died resulting from a fall at a distribution center while employed by a staffing company at the Schwan’s Distribution Center.  The employee was a night shift material handler.  He would routinely punch in, change into clothes for working in a large freezer section,...

Hartzell v. State of Minnesota, Department of Trial Courts

March 06, 2018  |   Roger H. Willhaus  

Hartzell v. State of Minnesota, Department of Trial Courts. No. WC17-6037. (WCCA August 4, 2017).  The employee attempts to vacate an Award on Stipulation based upon substantial change in medical condition.  The employee was a court reporter for Ramsey County District Court, and was struck by a motor vehicle in 1990 while walking across the street from the Courthouse to Ramsey County Hospital for...

Allan v. Colar Buick GMC

March 06, 2018  |   Roger H. Willhaus  

Allan v. Colar Buick GMC. No. WC17-6028 (WCCA June 22, 2017) This is a case interpreting closeouts of the Stipulation for Settlement.  The employee, Richard Allan, had multiple low back and left knee injuries from multiple employer and insurers.  The injuries were in 1985, 1992, 2013, and April 19, 2014.  The last date of injury corresponded to his last day of work with the last employer, on the...

Noga v. Minnesota Vikings Football Club

April 30, 2017  |   Roger H. Willhaus  

 Noga v. Minnesota Vikings Football Club. No. WC16-5989 (W.C.C.A. April 20, 2017) The employee in this case, Alapati Noga, was a Minnesota Vikings player from 1998 to 1992.  Subsequent to being released by the Vikings, he played for two other NFL teams for one year each, and then played for two teams in the arena football league. He testified that while with the Vikings as a defensive lineman he...