WorkComp! It’s a psychological nightmare for these people– says One Doctor

ARE THE DOCTOR’S WRONG?

Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains

“ARE THE DOCTORS WRONG?”

#WorkComp – Something is terribly wrong with #WorkersCompensation in #Canada, #UK, #Australia, #USA and elsewhere, isn’t it?

#WorkComp#CivilRights#HumanRights VIOLATIONS

‘WorkComp is code name for the 21st Century “Nouveau Holocaust Centers” ?!?’

“…Dr. Richard Dumais, head of the Dr.-Georges-L-Dumont University Hospital’s pain clinic, says the chronic denial of medical services has become a human rights issue and he’s calling for political action….”

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WE, The People know this!

When will American doctors speak up and speak out? 🇺🇸

Too many American doctors just shrug and quietly walk away—-leaving primarily “monsters” to evaluate with intent to deny medical care.😳

As one US doctor once said:
‘If they have human rights complaints, tell them to TAKE IT TO THE HAGUE’

Something is terribly wrong with Workers Compensation, isn’t it?

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Got #Brains or know someone who does? Are you a doctor, lawyer, judge, politician or other professional interacting with TBI survivors?

Got #Brains or know someone who does?

Are you a doctor, lawyer, judge, politician or other professional interacting with and profiting from TBI survivors? Find out what you don’t know, and don’t treat, and don’t represent when it comes to brains— ethics demands you GET SMART.

BOOKMARK this YouTube WEBSITE, and share it when a friend or client shares they have a brain injury.   Subscribe to this blog for periodic updates.    Here’s a page of more VIDEOS on WorkComp, which include, but are not limited to HEAD INJURIES.

One example of incompetence, willful ignorance and worse is the number of attorneys in the WorkComp field who falsely purport to be capable and competent to represent people with brain injuries — and think a brain injury is the same as representing someone with a broken finger.

THAT’S MALPRACTICE, IN CASE YOU’RE NOT SURE. It would further seem that Orthopedic Surgeons, Clinical Psychologists, Cardiologists, Podiatrists purporting to treat brain injuries is another form of MALPRACTICE.

It’s a wacked out business plan….risk a $100,000 maximum ‘wrongful death’ lawsuit if medical care costs will exceed it.  WIN WIN, and increased referrals and ‘gifts’ to contributing complicit doctors, lawyers and politicians and/or their non-profit organizations??  Pffffft.

Romano Trust vs. Sedgwick/Kroger et al apparently legitimized and made it possible for ‘the system’ to get away with it…. remember, that court decision apparently gave the Insurance industry profiteers  the “green light” to deny medical care by any means necessary, without prosecution for fraud, malfeasance, culpable negligence and just outright dereliction of duties.  THANK A CALIFORNIA POLITICIAN.

For those of you funded to do “studies”….  compare the outcomes of the non-work-comp Brain Injury Community to those who suffer, wither and die waiting for proper diagnoses and any legitimate medical care, often for years within the American Worker’s Comp system.

While non-Work-comp patients also deal with unknowledgeable and incompetent providers, or specialists who operate like those who ‘only have a hammer, so everything they see looks like a nail’…. THE WORK COMP SURVIVORS HAVE THE ADDITIONAL FIGHT FOR LIFE WITHIN A SYSTEM DESIGNED TO MILK THEM FOR PROFITS, AS CASH COWS, FOR AS MANY YEARS AS POSSIBLE, THEN TOTALLY DISABLE THEM, AND KICK THEM TO THE CURB, Shifting costs to the victims,  government agencies and private charities, etc.

Vlogs – Injured Workers and Others

Remember the words of the former Secretary of the Department of Labor:

“I hope that Congress will step up”- he added. “We have to fix this system.” – Thomas Perez – DOL

D’oh!  Tell your friends and neighbors; Congress already knows!



HOPE?

I recently found a great new #TBI channel….. I watched almost all her videos last week…..best I’ve seen out of a Survivor yet…. her little Snow White skit is silly but any TBI survivor will ‘get it’…SOLUTION ORIENTED. . .

Here’s the link….Nathalie Kelly starts with her story.  2:30 minutes.  The Traumatic Brain Injury Coach Introduction   Boat crash.  Not Work Related.

She has interviewed experts and has a great marketing strategy for funding her youtube video education….. simple and easy, using NLP– neurolinguistic programming — hypnotist… Check it out…it’s uplifting and heart warming… TheTBICoach.com   If you’re a professional, reach out to Nathalie…. she might feature you in one of upcoming videos.

Optimizing Your Brain Function
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyZCQFut7CKUZYcmtQuoZER5Hy0fcJ_ql




There are many more  goood to great resources for self-care that the professional world, including DoD, fail to deliver.  There are also a few good doctors, lawyers, politicians, providers etc.  Hard to find, but findable…

There are many great blogs by Brain Injury Survivors, and many authors who have been telling their stories to all would care to listen.  Do you have a favorite?  Let us know….


Radiation poisoning impacts the brain and executive functions (just look at California’s politicians for some clues about LOEF – Loss of Executive Function!)….  Be ITK and also take precautions about Your Radiation This Week.   Subscribe to THIS YouTube Channel also:  “Facing a Dying Nation” —  Nichols on Nuclear 

POOL RESOURCES!  #DodgeTheRads—  After all, WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

This is a public service message brought to you by Linda Ayres and Friends —  Shall we update this page this year?

Injured Worker Resources …… add to it! We Are The Media Now.

MY WORK COMP COACH says WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

 

 

 

Workers’ Compensation is NOT an Employee Benefit. “Bad Actors” are More Than BAD ACTORS….think think think

It’s True: You Really Can Escape the Brutality and Impoverishment of Workers’ Compensation Systems And Here’s How…
READ ON…. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

Continue to #DodgeTheRads and #StayOuttaTheStreets!

Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains

With a new Administration in Washington, D.C., including a new Secretary of the Department of Labor, not only is it imperative that we individually and collectively connect with that department to alert them to the need for transformation in Workers Compensation (an Essay to the DOL Secretary within the first 100 days of the new term would be great!)—- It would also be great if a few more than the Top 25 Propagandists for the Industry begin to shout about WorkComp Transformation and Solutions!

How about: The Top 25 Ways to Spot and Deter Medical-Legal Fraud in Your State?  If you experience something, document it and report it!  

Some industry ‘experts’ suggest that the new administration will look the other way, hands-off, State sanctioned corruption and WorkComp abuses.  WE THINK NOT!

Now is the time for all people who work to learn to blog, and TWEET TWEET TWEET like…

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DO ATTORNEYS FULFILL THEIR ETHICAL AND MORAL OBLIGATIONS TO INJURED WORKERS IN AMERICA? If not, why not?

“…Culpable negligence means recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences)…” [1]




“….It is clear that workplace injuries have significant crossover effects on Social Security Disability Insurance, Medicare, and other programs. While further study will be needed to expose the specific effects of changes in workers’ compensation laws, evidence suggests that the costs of workplace injuries are being shifted not only to injured workers and their families, but also to federal programs….”

https://www.dol.gov/asp/workerscompensationsystem/workerscompensationsystemreport.pdf

READ ALL ABOUT IT…… THEN CONTACT THE CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES WHO PURPORT TO GIVE A HOOT ABOUT INJURED AMERICAN WORKERS

October 20, 2015 Letter from Congress to the Secretary of the Department of Labor

https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2465674/letter-from-federal-lawmakers-to-labor-on.pdf

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U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers – ProPublica

https://www.propublica.org/article/us-labor-department-states-are-failing-injured-workers

Oct 5, 2016 – A new Department of Labor report says cuts to state workers’ comp systems have … U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on Capitol Hill in April.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! IT DOES NOT!

 

WATCH THE VIDEO—-

Insurance Company Takes Action After I-Team Investigation

AIG has admitted to mishandling a workers’ comp case of a man injured in a forklift accident

Randy Mac  and Philip Drechler


#WorkComp 3D tactics- not unusual    

AIG is not alone, nor are the actions unusual.   Watch the video and see how they apparently arrived at admission.

Right of AIG to admit mishandling…..that is the way to resolution….contrary to industry propaganda that suggests the GladGame by such injured workers should suffice to keep everybody quiet and the profits and year end bonuses flowing to industry workers at all levels.  Can you believe some of those industry bloggers?  D’oh! UB!

A Church-friend sent the above link with a note about this typical carrier conduct and abuse of catastrophically injured Workers in California and beyond:

“It looked like he [Keith More] started to get the ball rolling for that poor guy [Ramon Contreras] . Gives some hope that there is someone out there that cares”

How many #injuredworkers in California can’t find legal representation to fight such atrocities? ? #CulpableNegligence?

BRAVO also to Randy Mac and Philip Drechsler NBC News

If you know an attorney willing to help such injured workers who have been poorly represented by prior counsel & who are now unrepresented —please contact me 

We  will put you in touch directly with the workers unable to find legal representation.

If I could wave a magic wand & change anything about #WorkersCompensation I would ensure immediate reasonable & appropriate medical care & benefits & incite mediation with intention to settle and abolish litigation and the litigators. 

 

[That’s just the TIP OF THE ICEBERG! ASK ANY PROFESSIONAL WHO LEFT OR IS LEAVING THE INDUSTRY…ASK ANY INJURED WORKER ABOUT THE …OBSTACLES TO JUSTICE AND CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS….]

 

DO ATTORNEYS FULFILL THEIR ETHICAL AND MORAL OBLIGATIONS TO INJURED WORKERS IN AMERICA? NO……THE MAJORITY DO NOT.

Remember Remember Romano Trust vs. Sedgwick?? 

ASK ANY INJURED WORKER FAILED BY THE SYSTEM WHERE THE CULPABLE NEGLIGENCE SEEMS TO LIE.   JUST ASK ANY INJURED WORKERS.

Culpable negligence means recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same consequences).

It is the omission to do something which a reasonable, prudent and honest man would do, or the doing something which such a man would not do under all the circumstances surrounding each particular case. [State v. Emery, 78 Mo. 77, 80 (Mo. 1883)]

“The term culpable negligence should be construed to mean a negligence of a higher degree than that which in civil cases is held to be gross negligence, and must be a negligence of a degree so gross as to be tantamount to a wanton disregard of, or utter indifference to, the safety of human life.” [Smith v. State, 197 Miss. 802 (Miss. 1945)]

Source:   http://definitions.uslegal.com/c/culpable-negligence/  [1]

pffffft…. read the whole article on HuffPo…

Then read the challenge again:

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WORKERS COMPENSATION INDUSTRIES MERELY MAKE EXTREME PROFITS FOR THE INDUSTRY WHILE MAIMING, IMPOVERISHING AND KILLING INJURED WORKERS — IT’S NOT VERY NICE.

MY WORK COMP COACH says WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

“Without a blog and a growing email list, Injured Workers are unarmed and unprotected….”

What’s YOUR WorkComp Story?

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Let’s Add these Videos, Vlogs and Blogs to the American National Discusssion on Workers Compensation. Let’s join forces with our allies in Canada, UK and Australia.

Injured Worker Resources …… add to it! We Are The Media Now.

Wishing all WorkCompsters Very Interesting Lives in The Great Outdoors!

Be ITK about Your Radiation This Week – Notice the Notice

All others, continue to Dodge The Rads – It’s Dangerous Out There!

If YOU could wave a Magic Wand and Change Anything About Workers Compensation – What would it Be?

Linda Ayres on LinkedIn …. For What It’s Worth….

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW


If YOU could wave a magic wand & change ANYTHING about #WorkComp, what would it be??

#WorkComp is NOT an employee benefit.

Ask the Secretary of the Department of Labor. Let the dust settle between DOJ and FBI and blog like there’s no tomorrow!

#DodgeTheRads and remember WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

Do you read: #AAWCGT https://lnkd.in/bXgBAvM since 2013 and #MWCC MyWorkCompCoach.com

What’s YOUR WorkComp Story?

Will you be the “100th Monkey” of Transformation?




 

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If I could wave a magic wand and change anything about #WorkComp I would FIRST have to turn all of the attorneys into butterflies….in order to .in order to protect Injured Workers from them and their ilk

 

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If I could wave a magic wand and change anything else about #WorkComp, I would appoint a special prosecutor to investigate RICO level abuses of Injured Worker’s in every state at every level… Starting from the top down. I would set up a human rights commission for immediate intervention to save the lives of the current hostages of Worker’s Compensation. I would send in the National Guard to every state to facilitate release of the hostages and get them to legitimate medical care and safety from the harm perpetrated by the profiteers of Worker’s Compensation….

 

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If I could wave a magic wand and change anything else about #WorkComp, I would empower every injured worker to blog and document all the atrocities of their experiences in Worker’s Compensation and empower them further to do so without fear or caution, naming names, dates and crimes committed against them in the name of workers comp.

If I could wave a magic wand and change anything else about #WorkComp, I would inspire the good people at ProPublica and NPR to immediately publish the rest of the story submitted to them by Injured Workers across America, working in cooperation with their investigative journalist organizations, recognizing that we are the media now, and that lives are at stake. Time is of the essence.

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If I could wave a magic wand to change anything else about #WorkComp, I would put a two-year limit on every case. If sufficient medical care is not provided in that period of time to facilitate return to work, settlement including lifetime medical outside of Work Comp would be mandatory along with lifetime lost wages. Currently there is no incentive to provide medical care, comply with the law, provide disability benefits… Yet it is $1 billion industry destroying American lives daily. Time for change.

 

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If I could wave a magic wand to change anything else about #WorkComp, I would demolish Worker’s Compensation immediately, invoking magic that it returns to the nothingness from which it came, causing no further harm and suffering.

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If I could wave a magic wand to change anything else about #WorkComp, all evidence of malfeasance will be immediately investigated and trials for treason initiated.

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If I could wave a magic wand to change anything else about #WorkComp, I would establish a legitimate protocol for medical benefits and treatment without delay, with intentions to facilitate healing and return to work, with and without accommodations, and rehabilitation when prior work is no longer possible due to injuries. A compassionate and human kindness program which screens out psychopaths would be immediately implemented. Catastrophically injured workers would be treated with compassion dignity and their remaining days would be filled with comfort and opportunities to serve humanity in whatever capacity they are able. There would be no need to protect egregiously injured workers from the sonderkommando of yesterday. Human kindness prevails.

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If I could wave a magic wand to change anything else about #WorkComp, I would ensure that the unsuspecting public was fully apprised of the atrocities taking place for the profits of the few, and those people of goodwill would join Injured Worker’s

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If I could wave a magic wand to change anything else about #WorkComp, I would touch the hearts and souls of every human with the will to good, the ability to blog, vlog, post share email pin tweet etc in full recognition of the grave responsibility of knowing that WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW!

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If I could wave a magic wand to change anything else about #WorkComp I would empower every injured worker to blog, while they are able to shelter in place, and encourage other members of the unsuspecting public to take all necessary precautions and to #DodgeTheRads

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PS IF I could wave a magic wand to change anything else about #WorkComp, law would be enforced, criminal doctors and lawyers and vendors would be prosecuted, properly tried and executed for crimes against humanity, without delay.

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#RTW. #ReturnToWork Conceptually it is a nice idea but when medical care is denied to ensure that medical improvements cannot be made, return to work is just a fantasy. When there is a program that provides immediate reasonable & necessary medical care, lives will be saved and corporate dollars will be saved For example, some people with #brain injuries return to work in 3 to 6 months after things like speech therapy with cognitive remediation, chiropractic and acupuncture, psychological help to deal with impairments…If the injuries are NOT work related. A standard pattern of practice for a brain injury in the #WorkComp world starts with termination of benefits & routine bullying & intimidation & denial of medical care upon diagnosis of brain injury. The stories are told by nurses, correctional officers, lawyers, etc. A comparison of outcomes for the same type of injuries inside and outside of #WorkComp tells all. The crisis of hyper corruption where leased owned doctors are paid thousands of dollars to write dirty reports with intention to deny medical care seems to be a core issue. “If I had a magic wand & could change anything about Worker’s Compensation, the first thing I would do is turn dirty doctors into butterflies to protect IWs”

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“If I could wave a magic wand and change something about #WorkersCompensation, I would make sure that everyone of their panel conventions has at least two injured workers to represent the truth at their regular five diamond resort conferences. All conferences would be drug-free and alcohol free by all panelists and participants. (12 step meetings nearby or on site) Every vendor, as part of exhibit fees, would be required to sponsor for the entire event and Injured Workers capable of interacting with the WorkComp community in order to build bridges to truth transformation and life saving skills. All participants would be able to enjoy the beauty of the butterflies… (attorneys transformed into butterflies with the first wave of the magic wand.) and be reminded of freedom, life, liberty and justice for all.

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“If I could wave a magic wand and change anything about the increasing suicide rates in America I would first…. Put word out on the Streets to missing Veterans so they can be redeployed to find Missing Injured Workers also committing suicides daily….. They can compare pharmaceutical abuses, failed surgeries, denied medical care, head games, corrupt doctors, the political malfeasance…. In other Words, highly trained Veterans can team up as Battle-Buddies on the #WorkComp battlefields and teach civilians how to conduct themselves in a hostage situation. Nobody else will help Injured Americans… Will America’s veterans again come to the aid of our country?”

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What do so many #WorkComp doctors write dirty incoherent inaccurate fraudulent reports? This short animation might give some clues about the money trail and Waze for doctors to be happier without harming and destroying lives….. “If I could wave a magic wand and change anything about #WorkersCompensation I would make all the doctors “happy doctors” who DO NO HARM! See some of the how here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBtP68lbnEc&sns=em

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All Nuclear Reactors Leak All Of The Time #DodgeTheRads

Get the Book — THE MAGIC by Rhonda Byrne– by 11/24/16 , read the intro chapters, and starting December 1, let’s do the 28 day exercises together? I found this book in May 2015… By November 2015, the parties in my #workcomp case “reached resolution subject to a confidentiality agreement.” I continue to use the practices in this book with magical results. You can, too! Are you in? 🤔 Continue to dodge the rads, remember remember 5th of November #YRTW NOTICE! #ExtinctionIsBoring!

We Are The Media Now! PS. A similar invitation was extended to #InjuredWorkers and #WorkCompsters over on LinkedIn and Twitter. Invite your friends. It’s a higher level than the #GladGame! If you have a job or had a job or want a job, you are included in the invitation for the group experiment! ENERGY FOLLLOWS THOUGHT! THOUGHTS ARE THINGS! Let’s do it!

In the interim, “if you could wave a magic wand, what would you change about Worker’s Compensation today…..” – MyWorkCompCoach.com Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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“If I could wave a magic wand and change anything about Worker’s Compensation, I would ask the president to appoint a special prosecutor in every state to investigate the operations and money laundering activities of Worker’s Compensation to immediately stop the harm to Injured Workers across America” While this WCAB example maybe “legal” maybe it isn’t? Foxes and Hen houses are the norm? Follow this money trail… http://news.workcompacademy.com/2016/McKinney_ADJ10124565.pdf

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What is the status of the “accident” investigation? David DePaolo’s last article talked about corruption and invited class-action….and three days later an experienced motorcycle rider veered off the road yo death ? There was a blip in the news that about a “medical event” that sounded like a cesium-exposure heart attack. Are the investigations ongoing? Are there investigations into injured worker defense-incited suicides to protect profits before lives? What can Injured Workers do when they can’t find competent ethical legal representation and they are denied other support services because they are not represented in California, and probably elsewhere? If not, “if I could wave a magic wand, I would ask the president to appoint a special investigator into work comp related deaths…..” Cc Michael Grabell Howard Berkes ACLU of Southern California ACLU of Northern California ACLU

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“If I could wave a magic wand and change anything about Worker’s Compensation, I would ask the president to appoint A special prosecutor to investigate deaths related to #WorkComp with and without plausible deniability….outside of the usual internal affairs type industry investigations…..” David’s friends may have looked the other way, but injured Workers he befriended did not…

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Indictments could help with learning lessons? “If if I could wave a magic wand and change anything about #WorkersCompensation, another thing I would do is ensure that all dirty doctors are immediately indicted and banned from medical practice forever more… profits before lives is in direct conflict to their Hypocrisy and oaths…”

“How long? NOT LONG!…..”

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#WorkComp “if I could wave a magic wand, every injured worker around the globe would be trained in matters of safety and effective whistleblowing and defense against the psychopaths that relentlessly and callously put profits before lives… and the unsuspecting public would be fully informed of the egregious harm committed by an entire industry, costing Injured Workers their lives and taxpayers their money. #WorkersCompensation is NOT an employee benefit.” What other organization used to maim and kill parents and train up the children in their own fascism?

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More comments and examples soon. Thank you. “If I could wave a magic wand and change anything about Worker’s Compensation, another thing I would change is to ask the president-elect to appoint a special prosecutor into the matters of impoverishment of injured workers that are compounded by denials of medical care, refusal to pay disability payments, cost shifting to taxpayers, failed surgeries, and intimidation, bullying and thinly veiled threats by defense practitioners with intent to incite suicides in the PROFITS BEFORE LIVES BUSINESS MODEL Pleasantly called “Worker’s Compensation”

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“If I could wave a magic wand and change anything about the increasing suicide rates in America I would first…. Put word out on the Streets to missing Veterans so they can be redeployed to find Missing Injured Workers also committing suicides daily….. They can compare pharmaceutical abuses, failed surgeries, denied medical care, head games, corrupt doctors, the political malfeasance…. In other Words, highly trained Veterans can team up as Battle-Buddies on the #WorkComp battlefields and teach civilians how to conduct themselves in a hostage situation. Nobody else will help Injured Americans… Will America’s veterans again come to the aid of our country?”

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Give Kids a Chance? Don’t force the children of Injured Worker’s to witness the maiming and torturing of their parents because insurance profiteers want to hoard profits, mock the law, deny medical care and live above the law and violate human rights and civil rights without fear or caution! Be Human! Imagine if this same group of supporters supported medical care & benefits to Injured Workers? “IF I could wave a magic wand to change anything about Worker’s Compensation, these parties & supporters would support medical care benefits and justice and law enforcement for Injured Workers across the United States of America, including but not limited to #KidsChanceInc supporters such as: a unique coalition of groups within the workers’ compensation system, including labor, plaintiff and defense attorneys, judiciary, insurance industry, medical providers, vendors and other supportive businesses, which have come together to meet collective goals…” Research it!

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If #WorkersCompensation practices cause irreparable harm to the children of Injured Workers across America, would you care? Would you do anything to change it? If influencers in related fields that profit by corruption that causes irreparable harm to children of Injured Worker’s were aware that the practices forced children to witness the maiming, torture & human rights abuses of a parent because of a work injury- would they be complicit in such crimes of abuse if they did nothing to help protect the children & worker-parent? If those influencers refuse to lift a finger to stop torture & abuse of the injured worker but promised to “educate” their children, would you give them money? Give Kids A Chance—don’t make them watch a torturous death of an injured worker parent and promise them an education if they keep their mouth shut. Is history repeating itself? #WorkComp is not an employee benefit “if I could wave a magic wand, I would help children of injured Workers expose crimes they witness with courage to blow the whistles”

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It is a pity & a shame that attorneys involved in #WorkersCompensation cases seem to have negligible negotiation skills yet refuse to participate in mediation: All to the harm & detriment of Injured Workers’s & their Kids, who are essentially unprotected in the American #WorkComp system. “If I could wave a magic wand, I would place a two-year limit on all work comp cases. If medical care has been insufficient to return an injured worker to work,The grand bargainers would be required to mediate & settle up…” Cases that drag on, torture for years & years & years without benefits without medical care without income without representation seem un-American don’t they? show less

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 If I could wave a magic wand & change anything about #WorkersCompensation I would ensure immediate reasonable & appropriate medical care & benefits & incite mediation with intention to settle and abolish litigation and the litigators. 

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Hey…do you want to do a group experiment? Get this book — THE MAGIC by Rhonda Byrne–  read the intro chapters, and starting December 1, let’s do the 28 day exercises together?

I found this book in May 2015… By November 2015, the parties in my #workcomp case “reached resolution subject to a confidentiality agreement.” I continue to use the practices in this book with magical results. You can, too! Are you in? 🤔

Continue to dodge the rads, remember remember 5th of November #YRTW NOTICE! #ExtinctionIsBoring! We Are The Media Now!

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PS. A similar invitation was extended to #InjuredWorkers and #WorkCompsters over on LinkedIn and Twitter. Invite your friends. It’s a higher level than the #GladGame!

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If you have a job or had a job or want a job, you are included in the invitation for the group experiment! ENERGY FOLLLOWS THOUGHT! THOUGHTS ARE THINGS! Let’s do it! In the interim, “if you could wave a magic wand, what would you change about Worker’s Compensation today…..” – MyWorkCompCoach.com Thank you. Thank you. Thank you

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ProPublica USA WorkComp Update: U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers

U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers

by Michael Grabell ProPublica, Oct. 5, 2016, 6:01 a.m.

A U.S. Department of Labor report released today details the bleak fate facing the nation’s injured workers, noting that those hurt on the job are at “great risk of falling into poverty” because state workers’ compensation systems are failing to provide them with adequate benefits.

The report lays the groundwork for renewed federal oversight of state workers’ comp programs, providing a detailed history of the government’s past efforts to step in when states fell short. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said in a statement Tuesday night that he was drafting legislation “to address many of the troubling findings laid out in this report” and hoped to advance it in the next Congress.

The 43-page report was prompted by a letter last fall from 10 prominent lawmakers, including Brown, urging more action to protect injured workers following a ProPublica and NPR series on workers’ comp. The stories found that since 2003, more than 30 states had changed their laws, causing some workers to lose their homes, or be denied surgeries or prosthetic devices their doctors recommended.

The Labor Department’s conclusions echo ProPublica and NPR’s findings that states have decreased benefits, created hurdles to medical care, raised the burden of proof to qualify for help and shifted costs to public programs, such as Social Security Disability Insurance.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a division of the Labor Department, made similar findings last year. But Wednesday’s report underscores the prominence of the issue, as departmental investigations are typically reserved for White House priorities, such as increasing the minimum wage and guaranteeing paid family leave.

The report provides a roadmap of potential actions, but stops short of new policy recommendations in what appears to be a tacit nod to the fact that President Obama’s term is waning and substantial changes must wait for another administration. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who was shortlisted as a potential vice presidential candidate, is expected to hold a top job if Hillary Clinton wins the election next month.

“With this report, we’re sounding an alarm bell,” Perez said in an interview Tuesday. “A critical part of the safety net is being both attacked and eroded in no small measure because there are no federal minimum standards for workers’ compensation.”

“I hope that Congress will step up,” he added. “We have to fix this system.”

Workers’ comp dates back more than century, with each state having its own system of benefits, insurance rules and courts. Typically, when a worker is injured, employers pay their medical bills, a portion of their lost wages and compensation for any permanent disabilities. In exchange for prompt and certain benefits, workers are barred from suing their employers.

But as ProPublica and NPR found, the benefits can vary drastically, with compensation for an amputated arm ranging from $45,000 to $740,000, even in neighboring states.

The Labor Department report details how states have changed their laws largely in an effort to reduce business costs as they compete for new corporate headquarters, factories and warehouses 2014 a trend the report calls a “race to the bottom.”

It calls for policymakers to explore how to prevent the costs of workplace injuries and illnesses from being transferred to public programs, how to increase the sharing of injury data between insurers and public health researchers, and how to develop programs that help disabled workers return to the job.

Most significantly, it floats the idea of increasing federal oversight of state workers’ comp programs, which could include the appointment of a national commission, federal tracking of state laws and the establishment of minimum standards and penalties if states fail to meet them.

A presidential commission in 1972 came up with 19 guidelines for states to improve their workers’ comp systems and recommended that Congress mandate them if states didn’t act. Many states did, but as political winds shifted in the early 1980s, the threat of federal intervention passed.

The suggestion of increased federal involvement has set off alarm bells in the insurance and employer communities.

“Federal requirements imposed on a national basis would be inconsistent with the state workers’ compensation system, which has been in place for more than 100 years without federal oversight,” wrote Douglas Holmes in a recent blog post. Holmes is president of UWC, a business lobby group focused on unemployment and workers’ comp.

But in its report, the Labor Department notes that as far back as 1939, the agency considered setting guiding principles for workers’ comp as part of its mission. President Harry Truman spoke of promoting standards for state programs while President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s labor secretary sponsored the drafting of model workers’ comp laws.

Such involvement continued through the Ford and Carter administrations but was curtailed during the Reagan era. The Labor Department continued to track states’ compliance with the 1972 commission guidelines until 2004, when budget cuts ended the program.

Courts and lawmakers in several states have moved to restore workers’ comp protections since the ProPublica and NPR series published in 2015. Top courts in Florida and Oklahoma have overturned a number of business-friendly reforms highlighted in the series, including a two-year cap on wage benefits and a provision that allowed Oklahoma businesses to opt out of workers’ comp and write their own plans to care for injured employees. This summer, New Mexico’s Supreme Court granted farmworkers the right to workers’ comp for the first time in 100 years.

In California, the governor last week signed a bill that will reduce the roadblocks for workers to get medical care. And the state’s workers’ comp bureau is in the final stages of writing a new regulation that would allow more severely injured workers to qualify for home health care.

Last year, ProPublica profiled workers who had their home health aides taken away after a new law allowed insurance companies to reevaluate cases based on a more restrictive regulation.

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