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Brockel v. WSI

Docket No. 20130166
Oral Argument: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:00am

Docket Info

Title
Rick Brockel, Appellant
v.
North Dakota Workforce Safety &
Insurance, Appellee
Case Type
CIVIL APPEAL : WORKERS COMPENSATION
Appeal From
Case No. 2012-CV-00178
South Central Judicial District, McLean County
Bruce A. Romanick
2014 ND 26843 N.W.2d 015
Oral Argument 10/16/2013

Highlight

Until proper notice is given, Workforce Safety and Insurance cannot terminate disability benefits on the basis that the claimant failed to verify disability.
When treatment for a work-related injury is prolonged because of nonwork-related medical conditions, the claimant is entitled to continued disability benefits during the entire period because the existence of the nonwork-related condition does not change the fact that the work-related injury rendered the claimant unable to work.
The essence of the concept of disability under workers compensation law is the proper balancing of medical and wage-loss factors.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
07/09/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF View
08/07/2013 APPELLEE BRIEF View
08/20/2013 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Dean J. Haas - 04032
APPELLEE SPEC. ASST. ATTY. GEN. Brian Schmidt - 07498
APPELLEE SPEC. ASST. ATTY. GEN. Mitchell D Armstrong - 05892

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 06/03/2013 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 05/31/2013
2 06/04/2013 DISK-Transcript of Administrative Agency Hearing dated 9/13/12 (e-mailed)
3 06/27/2013 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JUNE 27, 2013 (ENTRY NOS.1-21, 24-33)
4 07/09/2013 APPELLANT BRIEF View
5 07/09/2013 E-FILED BRIEF
6 07/09/2013 APPELLANT APPENDIX
7 07/09/2013 E-FILED APPENDIX
8 07/10/2013 Rcv'd $25 surcharge for ATB (receipt #21957)
9 07/18/2013 Rcv'd non substantive corrections to ATB & ATA (title, noa, admin docket sheet)
10 07/19/2013 Rcv'd 7 copies of ATB & ATA from CSD
11 08/07/2013 APPELLEE BRIEF View
12 08/07/2013 E-FILED BRIEF
13 08/07/2013 APPELLEE APPENDIX
14 08/07/2013 E-FILED APPENDIX
15 08/08/2013 Received $25 surcharge for AEB (receipt #22011)
16 08/19/2013 Received 7 copies of AEB and 6 copies of AEA from CSD
17 08/20/2013 REPLY BRIEF (PDF) View
18 08/20/2013 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
19 08/22/2013 Rec'd 7 copies of RYB from Central Duplicating
20 09/13/2013 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
21 09/25/2013 AMENDED NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
22 10/16/2013 APPEARANCES: Dean J. Haas; Mitchell D. Armstrong; Brian D. Schmidt
23 10/16/2013 ARGUED: Dean J. Haas; Mitchell D. Armstrong; Brian D. Schmidt
24 10/16/2013 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
25 01/02/2014 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : McEvers, Lisa K. Fair
26 01/02/2014 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Maring, Mary Muehlen
27 02/13/2014 DISPOSITION (and remanded)
28 02/13/2014 SPLIT OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
29 02/13/2014 CONCUR IN THE RESULT : Crothers, Daniel John
30 02/13/2014 CONCUR IN THE RESULT : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
31 02/13/2014 DISSENT : Sandstrom, Dale V.
32 02/13/2014 Costs on appeal taxed in favor of Appellant under N.D.C.C. § 65-10-03
33 02/13/2014 Judgment Sent to Parties
34 03/07/2014 MANDATE
35 11/04/2021 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed