Industry news outlet Work Comp Central recently interviewedTom Atchison regarding the Supreme Court ruling inDykoff v. Xcel Energy.
The article discussed the Minnesota Supreme Court’s endorsement of the “increased risk” test as the standard for compensability.
The article also discussed how Minnesota courts have previously interpreted the statutory requirement that injuries “arise out of and in the course of” employment. According to Atchison, the interpretation has “varied from court to court and case to case” over the years and the recent ruling “clears up a point of uncertainty” for workers, employers, and carriers.
The full article is available from Work Comp Central here.