Belleville Shoe worker says he lost job due to work comp claim

Kelly Holleran Jun. 27, 2012, 6:31am


A man claims he lost his job after he attempted to file for workers' compensation benefits.

Jerry Robinson claims he was working for defendant Belleville Shoe Manufacturing on March 22, 2010, when he sustained a work-related injury. Thereafter, he applied for workers' compensation benefits, including medical treatment, temporary total disability, surgery and permanent partial disability, according to the complaint filed June 4 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

However, because he filed for workers' compensation, Robinson was terminated on Oct. 25, 2010, the suit states.

Because of his job loss, Robinson has lost wages, pension and health care benefits and has sustained mental anguish, the complaint says.

In his two-count complaint, Robinson is seeking a judgment of no more than $150,000, plus costs.

He will be represented by Daniel K. Juncker of Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-298.

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