The Venture-Newberg Perini Stone and Webster v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Workers' Compensation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (4th) 110847WC
Decision Date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2012
4th Dist
Sangamon Co.
Circuit court reversed; Commission decision reinstated.
Claimant's accident, which occurred while he was traveling from his motel to a jobsite to work as a pipefitter and vehicle in which he was riding skidded on a public highway, arose out of and in the course of his employment. Claimant was assigned to work at a power plant in excess of 200 miles from his home, at a site which was not the premises of the employer; thus, claimant had status of a "traveling employee". Commission properly concluded that it was reasonable and foreseeable that cliamant would travel a direct route from his lodging to the plant. (HOLDRIDGE and STEWART, concurring; HUDSON and TURNER, dissenting.)