Minnesota Supreme Court Reaffirms WCCA’s Limited Role On Appeal

On February 8 the Minnesota Supreme reversed the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals decision to award benefits in a head injury claim and held the WCCA (1) erred when it ruled on an issue not raised on appeal; (2) erred when it reversed the compensation's judge's determination that there was adequate foundation for a psychologists opinion; and (3) erred when it substituted its view of the evidence for that adopted by the compensation judge. Gianotti vs. vs. Independent School District 152 and RAM Mutual Insurance CoRead more here.