“…In the meantime, I welcome your thoughts about what the SI might focus on and who might best serve as “visiting fellows” to help fullfill our plan and agenda as they evolve. Please feel free to share here….” Chris Mandel, RF, CPCU, ARM-E Director at the Sedgwick Institute
From an Injured Worker’s Perspective – Deploy Mediation and Structured Settlement Teams to reach resolutions
Thank you for creating this group, [Sedgwick Institute – on LinkedIn ] and for being open to participation by Injured Workers who have dodged some bullets in the system, and got out alive.
It can be used as a study piece that this community of thought leaders may find some new perspectives and identification of issues requiring solutions and resolutions.
Professional friends, upon learning of my workplace injuries, advised ‘get out of work comp by any means necessary, it will kill you!’ Later, some of the same people, and new professionals, said they had never seen anyone fight so hard for life and exit from the system. Believe it or not, a warm and somewhat fuzzy best wishes letter even arrived from the defense.
I am currently collecting stories from other Injured Workers in hopes to present issues for the “National Discussions” that appear to be in progress.
Many of us are extremely grateful for the stellar reporting of the investigative reporters that provided America with the information in The Demolition of Workers Compensation, that may serve to save more lives. Many of us hope for an encore. I personally hope that investigative reporters will be invited into this group, and encouraged to participate and demolish the existing systems, and replace them with ones that reflect values of life, liberty, and justice for all.
I seem to ‘scare’ some people with some of my out-of-the-box ideas, but over the course of my career, prior to the workplace injury, I had also supported some very powerful captains of industry. Thinking small is not second nature to me.
I will watch and read, and practice some restraint in this group, seeing it as a huge opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of not only Injured Workers, but in the lives of providers & workers on the ‘short-end-of-the-work-comp-stick.’
My WorkComp Coach
#Blog4TheCure #DodgeRadsNow #OccupyVirtually
If you’re an Injured Worker — use this opportunity wisely, for the greatest good for the greatest numbers of Injured Workers. It might even help you get your case moving toward mediation and resolution.
It is my hope and prayer for each of you to find a way out of the system — it’s the only way you will survive. There is life after the horrors of work comp. Believe that!
HOLD ON AND LET GO! YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
IT WON’T BE EASY. KEEP MOVING FORWARD!
#Blog4Freedom, Life, Liberty and Justice for All!
FURTHER ACTION: Request to Join the Sedgwick Institute – LinkedIn Group… remember….no hitting, kicking, spitting, name calling or street talk. These people have jobs! If you’re a professional, join and share — you do not have the right to remain silent.
Remember, most WorkComp groups don’t want to know about Injured Workers as real people, let alone hear horror stories. It makes them feel, and they can’t proceed, if they start to have feelings that Injured Workers are humans, being subjected to some of the most unimaginable events for the profits of the few.
One Veteran suggested, “Tell them to conduct themselves as if they are Prisoners of War. They will know what to do, and how to survive, and how escape.”
Let’s hope for a PEACE TREATY, restitution and reconciliations along with rehabilitations.
While many hope for only retribution for the offenders, let that go for now.
It’s dangerous out there…. SURVIVE FIRST, GET OUT OF THE SYSTEM, RECOVER, THEN COME BACK AND FIGHT THAT GOOD FIGHT, PERHAPS WITH SOME ALLIES.
Maybe we will collectively witness rehabilitations and transformations.
You’ve done your time — now seek your freedom, and learn what you can to build a new life.
The Age of Information can set you free. It’s a Freedom Train…. if you case is too complex, find some help to tell the story as succinctly as possible. You have 30 seconds to grab the attention of influencers.
Remember, everybody already knows what you have endured, and all your ‘evidence’ and medical records don’t mean much at all.
BE OPEN TO SETTLEMENT. HAVE AN OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND, EMPTY BRIEFCASE, AND IF YOU HAVE TO DITCH YOUR ATTORNEY, DO IT, AND FIGHT FOR YOUR OWN LIFE. THEY GET PAID ANYWAY.
FOCUS ON BEST OUTCOMES….MAKE IT A WISH LIST, PUT YOUR HEALTH AND FREEDOM FIRST. “BELIEVE IT, AND IT IS.”