Insurance Recovery Group, Inc. (IRG) has its roots in the legal and claims disciplines, focusing on the identification and pursuit of claims with various states’ Second Injury Funds (SIF) and Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Our Leadership Team is comprised of professionals with a wide range of experience from various segments of the insurance industry, including insurance companies, defense law firms, insurance brokerage firms, and workers’ compensation service firms.
W. Frederick Uehlein, Esq. founded IRG in 1997, as a service company comprised of lawyers who specialize in second injury fund recovery on a contingency basis. As managing partner in his Massachusetts law firm, Mr. Uehlein observed that the traditional system of adjusters’ referring files to his firm, or even the lawyers identifying potential recovery on claims they were handling for defense, was inefficient and missing recovery opportunities. A proactive approach was necessary in order to focus and identify all potential second injury fund claims. From IRG’s second injury fund recovery success in Massachusetts, the practice expanded to a national basis, with over $2.0 billion in recovery for its clients.
Today, IRG identifies and perfects more SIF claims across the country per year than any other organization in the country. Its years of experience in all jurisdictions and focused recovery efforts produce recovery results that continue to exceed client expectations. Learn more about our Second Injury Fund recovery services.
Insurance Subrogation Group (ISG) offers national subrogation recovery services through experienced lawyers and claims professionals. We are the one-stop-shop for all subrogation files ranging from smaller losses to the most complex and catastrophic casualties. ISG represents insurers, reinsurers, self-insurers, insurance syndicates, third-party administrators, managing general agents, captives, and independent adjustment companies throughout the United States. Our expertise in multi-line subrogation solutions includes Property & Liability, Automobile & Trucking, Fidelity & Surety, Workers’ Compensation and other specialty lines.
Cheung-Truslow & Uehlein, LLC (CTU) is the captive law firm for IRG and ISG. Its member attorneys and paralegals handle IRG’s and ISG’s legal and litigation matters throughout the United States. Our attorneys have experience litigating the following types of issues with notable success:
- Actions against insureds who have been paid for fraudulent claims
- Actions on product liability claims
- Actions on construction defects claims
- Actions against brokers and insurance agents for negligence causing insurers to be liable to the insured
- Actions for spoliation of evidence
- Actions against state funds resulting in seminal cases in the workers’ compensation industry resulting in millions of recovered dollars
- Actions to recover on workers’ compensation liens
- Actions to establish the right to reimbursement from state funds where pre-existing impairment contributes to disability
- Actions to establish rights of Trustees to recover funds denied reimbursement by state funds as a result of insolvency
- Actions to establish a workers’ compensation insurer’s right to intervene in third party actions
- Appellate work to establish rights of insurers in worker’s compensation statutes that have often left ambiguities for interpretation
- Contributions from coinsurers under other insurance clauses
- Contributions against joint tortfeasor
- Determination as to measure of damages ― actual cash value, replacement cost, market value and the broad evidence rule
- Discovery of the liability insurer’s claim file
- Discovery regarding confidential communications with the insureds
- Implied coinsured doctrine in residential and commercial lease agreements
- Indemnification against subcontractors
- Made whole doctrine issues
- Recovery of deductibles and self-insured retention
- Recovery of economic loss, loss profit and goodwill and punitive damages and attorneys’ fees
- Waivers of subrogation under AIA construction contracts, lease agreements, yield up clauses and Sutton rule