Truck driver alleges firing based on work comp claim

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 7, 2013

A woman claims she was fired from her former job after she filed for workers’ compensation benefits.

Sandra Terry filed a lawsuit Sept. 17 in Madison County Circuit Court against TMCI, Peoplease Corporation and Thomas J. Manville.

In her complaint, Terry alleges she was working as a truck driver for TMCI on Aug. 9, 2008, when she suffered an injury.

Because she was injured while working, Terry filed for workers’ compensation benefits including medical treatment and time off work, according to the complaint.

On Sept. 20, 2008, TMCI fired Terry, the suit states. Manville authorized her termination, knowing that it happened because of her workers’ compensation claim, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Terry seeks general damages of more than $100,000, plus lost wages and benefits, pre-judgment interest, punitive and exemplary damages, costs and other relief the court deems just.

D. Jeffrey Ezra of Ezra and Associates in Collinsville will be representing her.

Madison County Circuit Court case number: 13-L-1563.

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