The case archive currently includes decisions issued by the court from 1999 to the present. These decisions include all opinions issued by the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA), published and unpublished, but, as a general rule, do not include administrative orders. The case archive also includes Minnesota Supreme Court opinions in appeals from decisions of the WCCA, both summary affirmances and written opinions.
To see a list of all cases issued in a particular year, enter the From Date and To Date in the search form to define your date range, then click the Search button. Clicking on a case title opens the case.
Click in the From Date box and type in the starting date using the format m/d/yyyy. Do the same for the ending date in the To Date box. Or use the drop down calendar to select the dates - select the year, then the month, and lastly the day.
The WCCA will add older decisions to the case archive as staff work loads permit. For decisions not in the case archive see the Workers' Compensation Decisions volumes published by the Minnesota Department of Administration (Minnesota's Bookstore) (651 297-3000 or 1-800-657-3757). A subscription service including all cases (published and unpublished) or published cases only is available through the bookstore. One-time copies of individual cases can be obtained by contacting the WCCA.
Cite cases by the case name (title), case number (if given) or "slip op.", court name, and date issued. For example, McLeod v. Magnusen Farms, No. WC06-224 (W.C.C.A. Apr. 10, 2007); Harstad v. Park Mfg., slip op. (W.C.C.A. Aug. 28, 2002). The court does not have access to electronic databases such as Westlaw or Lexis and the citation method used here is preferred.