State News : Minnesota

NWCDN is a network of law firms dedicated to protecting employers in workers’ compensation claims.

NWCDN Members regularly post articles and summary judgements in workers’ compensations law in your state.  

Select a state from the dropdown menu below to scroll through the state specific archives for updates and opinions on various workers’ compensation laws in your state.

Contact information for NWCDN members is also located on the state specific links in the event you have additional questions or your company is seeking a workers’ compensation lawyer in your state.


Heacox Hartman


Cousineau McGuire Shareholder Tom Coleman and AssociateMichael Johnson both authored articles published in theWilliam Mitchell Law Review, Volume 41, Issue 4. This edition of the Law Review featured an entire segment on Workers’ Compensation Law.

Coleman’s piece was titled “Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation in Minnesota,” and provided a primer for the basics of workers’ compensation. It included a discussion and analysis of the Employer-Employee relationship, the definitions of injury and disability, Arising Out Of and In The Course Of, benefits available, benefit calculations, defenses, and the distinction between occupational disease and injury claims.

Johnson co-authored an article with Thomas M. Domer titled “A Comparison of Wisconsin and Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Claims.” Their piece covered the differences in liability/causation between the states, with a look at “In the Course of Employment” issues, involvement of alcohol, “Arising out of Employment” issues, as well as benefits.

Both articles can be accessed on the William Mitchell Law Review website here: