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


Natalie K. Lund, Workers’ Compensation, andMichael D. Sharkey, Civil Litigation, have both been promoted to Officers at Cousineau McGuire effective June 1, 2015.

Ms. Lund began working at the firm in June of 2012 and focuses her practice on workers’ compensation litigation. She has successfully assisted and represented clients in all phases of claim management and subsequent legal proceedings, from formulating language in response to a reported injury, to obtaining favorable results at administrative hearings, in settlement and motion practice, and at hearings. She has also defended clients through the appeal process, including review by the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Mr. Sharkey has been with the firm since August of 2013 and represents both individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil disputes, focusing primarily on product liability, premises liability, dram shop, and construction defect. He is also one of the few mortuary law attorneys in the country, with a growing practice representing funeral homes, crematories, and cemeteries.

Ms. Lund can be reached at or (952) 525-6951 and Mr. Sharkey can be reached or (952) 525-6990.