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Supreme Court Says Worker's Car Wreck Was Not Compensable

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Friday, December 20, 2013 | 0

By Sherri Okamoto, Legal ReporterA divided Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a pipefitter who suffered severe injuries in a car wreck while traveling to his second day of work on a temporary assignment at a power plant more than 200 miles from his home was not a "traveling employee" at the time of his accident.Venture-Newberg Perini Stone & Webster had been looking at more than $1 million in liability for medical bills and benefits to Ronald Daugherty, but the Supreme Court said Daugherty had accepted the risk inherent with making the trek to such a remote job site by making th...

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