The trial of a roofer’s personal injury suit was set to begin after the Thanksgiving holiday in Illinois’ Madison County Circuit Court.


The trial of the case, brought by plaintiff Anthony Lovsey, began on November 29.


Lovsey filed suit against Rehkemper and Sons Inc. and Home Structures Inc. for damages of more than $50,000, plus costs.


Lovsey alleges negligence on the part of the defendants for failure to provide him with a safe workplace.


According to the suit, the defendants’ negligence resulted in him being knocked from the roof of a building he was working on in December of 2005, causing him to suffer injuries to his back and leg, in addition to other injuries.


Rehkemper filed a third party complain in the suit against Home Structures in March 2009, also denying Lovsey’s claim.


However, Rehkemper claims that if it is found liable for any damages, Home Structures must bear a commensurate percent of the fault and damages.
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