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Read Gaspa's Story

123_read.mp3 Sometimes accidents happen at work. People can fall down or cut themselves. This man asked his boss for help.

01hellomyname.mp3    My name is Gaspa

01iamfrom.mp3    I am from Togo.

01myfamilycame.mp3     In Togo, I worked on a farm.

04nowiliveinvirginia_revised.mp3     Now, I live in Virginia.

02shelikes.mp3     I work in construction.

02shewantsme.mp3     I like my job, but it is dangerous.

03ihavetrouble.mp3     Last week, I cut my hand.

03wedonthave.mp3     The cut was very bad.

03wedonthave.mp3     My boss took me to the hospital.

04sometimesitell.mp3     I can't work like before.

04iteachher.mp3     I need to work.

04iwanthertoknow.mp3     My family needs money.

05sometimesshemakes.mp3     I talked with my boss about my accident.

03wedonthave.mp3     I asked my boss, "What can I do? I cut myself at work, not a home."

03wedonthave.mp3     My boss gave me a form for workers' compensation.

06sometimesshereads.mp3     I will get paid.

03wedonthave.mp3     I will go to a physical therapist every week.

06iamproud.mp3    My work will pay my medical bills, too.

06sometimesshereads.mp3     Next month, my hand will be OK.

03wedonthave.mp3    I will work again.

456_read.mp3 Gaspa had a good boss. He helped Gaspa after his accident. It is very important to communicate with your boss about workers' compensation.