Posted On: September 4, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Company Sues Insurance Company for Denying Illinois Workers’ Compensation Benefits to Employee

Rehkemper and Sons is suing its insurance provider for refusing to provide an employee with Illinois workers’ compensation benefits. The worker, Michael Gray, was hurt during a work accident on August 8, 2005.

Gray claims that the work accident caused him to injure his back, neck, and arms. He filed a work injury claim to receive workers’ compensation benefits. Rehkemper submitted the claim to its insurer, Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company. Rehkemper, a roof and floor trussing company, says that per its policy with Indiana Lumbermens, bodily injury per work accident is covered up to $500,000.

Indiana Lumbermens, however, has said it will not cover Gray’s claim.

Now, Rehkemper’s lawsuit wants an Illinois court to find the insurer in breach of its insurance policy. It is also asking that the defendant be made to defend and indemnify the plaintiff from the workers’ compensation claim that Gray has filed.

Rehkemper says that its policy with Indiana Lumbermens gives the roof and floor trussing company the right to secure the insurer’s defense if Rehkemper is targeted by work injury claims that are covered under the policy. Gray’s workers’ compensation complaint is currently pending before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.

Unfortunately, time and again, there are workers who are denied their Chicago workers’ compensation benefits by an employer and/or its insurance company. Workers need their workers’ compensation benefits in order to pay for the medical and recovery costs, as well as living expenses, incurred from injuries sustained on the job.

Rehkemper and Sons sues over denied work comp case, St. Clair Record, September 3, 2009


Related Web Resources:
Indiana Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company

Rehkemper and Sons

Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

The best way to make sure you receive your work injury benefits is to speak with our Chicago workers’ compensation law firm today.

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