Marvin Mulder’s life changed forever on Nov. 9, 2010.

The former mover went to work that day to “provide for (his) family” when he severely injured his back on the job.

“Unfortunately, people think if a worker is either killed or injured on the job, their lives or their family’s lives will be taken care of and able to eventually move forward,” he told a packed council chambers at Hamilton City Hall.

“The reality of this misconception is furthest from the truth.”

The subsequent years have been filled with fighting for basic compensation — “just to be able to put a roof over your head and bread on your table,” the Hamilton man said.

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