Am I entitled to compensation?

Question Details: I fell at work on January 16th of this year. I reported it to my supervisor. She did no accident eport. I also was not feeling hurt until 1 or 2 weeks later, which resulted in my missing work. Upon going to the hospital, on February 26 it was revealed I had herniated 3 of my lower disks. I went to work on March 5th and asked my supervisor that I be laid off because I was unable to work. She said no because it would look bad on the World College. I had informed another supervisor that I was hurt and unable to come to work. On the day I had called her, March 8, to tell her this she printed and mailed a letter of termination which I received on March 12. All after she had told to come in and apply for FMLA. I applied for unemployment which was denied because they are saying it was abandonment of duty and also that I didn't report my injury as work related nor did I file workman's comp. I'm in the process of appealing that now. I am unaware of all these rules do to the fact I have limited reading and writing skills. My wife is the one who has looked up most of this information now. I'm hoping you can be of some help as it is a financial hardship on us, our landlord has threatened to throw us out even though we have no lease agreement. Is there anything I can do?

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