Attorneys rely heavily on case law to support their case or to dispute the other sides position. Several services such as Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis offers the ability to search for particular cases related to work comp matters. Unfortunately, these services can be quite expensive.
Fortunately, there are less expensive alternatives for researching case law. The Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA) website offers individuals the ability to search cases through 1995.
The WCCA is in the process of adding cases through 1984. For decisions not currently in the case archive see the Workers’ Compensation Decisions (W.C.D.) volumes published by the Minnesota Department of Administration or contact this court at (651) 296-6526. The WCD volumes can be typically found in the local law library.
The Minnesota Supreme Court Cases can also be researched on the Minnesota State Law Library website. Also, if you are looking for the current statutes and rules they are posted on the Minnesota Office of the Rivsor of Statutes website.