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Trial Court Holds Insured Not Allowed UIM Coverage When Third Party is Co-Employee

Posted On Behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 14, 2012 in General

On August 27, 2010 the trial court in  Erie Insurance v. Conley from the Court of Common Pleas in Allegheny County filed its Opinion in Support of affirming its decision to deny uninsured (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage to a person injured in a work related car accident where the responsible person for the accident and injuries is a co-employee. The trial court finds that since the co-employee is immune under Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation laws from any lawsuit that the insured is not “legally entitled” to either uninsured (UM) or underinsured (UIM) motorist coverage. The case has been appealed by the insured Conley to the Pennsylvania Superior Court. Anyone desiring a copy of the opinion can contact Scott B. Cooper below.
Scott Cooperscooper@Schmidt Kramer.com717-232-6300www.Schmidt