My job entails loading trucks. I have to load couches and other excessively heavy objects (all weighing 50 to 140lbs) into the truck by myself.
I have seriously hurt my back and am told by the doctors I’m unable to work. What else can I do besides collecting workmans compensation? I’m unable to support my wife and 2 small children on the amount they're giving me.
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ANSWER for "Workers Compensation Benefit Not Enough...":
Unfortunately you are bound by your Pennsylvania’s Workman’s Compensation Act. It, like others in surrounding states, is crystal clear about recovery. You can not sue your employer. You must go through the Workman’s Compensation Process.
You might check with your local Unemployment and Benefits Office. It is entirely possible you may be eligible for unemployment benefit including money, food, and other necessaries.
You have paid your taxes all these years. Your local Unemployment and Benefits Office can help you. In many cases you can apply online and have food and other benefits made available to you within 3 days.
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