From an Injured Worker’s Perspective – Deploy Mediation and Structured Settlement Teams to reach resolutions

“…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

 

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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.

I blog, and my ‘rebranding’ blog is MyWorkCompCoach.com and my ‘screaming to the high heavens’ blog is AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com/list-of-posts/

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


  • Linda Ayres

    Linda AyresI welcome public or private discussions, and I can be easily reached at WorkCompLinda@gmail.com

    If you will be dividing into committees, I am a natural networker. Please let me know how I may best be of some support in identifying more of the real issues, and facilitating dialogue with injured workers in America, Canada, Australia, UK and beyond.

    It could be beneficial to set up a ways and means for WorkComp workers to chat, in a non-adversarial manner, with injured workers, not unlike programs for incarcerated members of society to have pen-pals with the ‘free world.’

    We all know some of the same people, and really, WorkComp is everybody’s business.

    Thank you, Jonathan Mast! For the record, and for this group, attached is the link to your announcement of the group, and my very public request to join!

    Original Post: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6130766656210751488

    Kind regards,
    Linda


  • Linda Ayres

    Linda AyresHere are “More Talking Points for a Global Summit on WorkComp Resolutions” for your consideration.

    https://myworkcompcoach.com/2016/03/04/more-talking-points-for-a-global-summit-on-workcomp-resolutions-what-else-think-think-think/

    Here is a survey that Injured Workers have been responding to via my blog: https://myworkcompcoach.com/whats-your-workcomp-story/

    Talk soon! Thank you again for this opportunity to meet and discuss.

    I may include a blog soon to invite others to join. My reach may be somewhat different than many of yours, and there may also be overlap.

    In any event, We Are The Media Now. Let’s make it count.Show less


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    EVERYBODY HAS A WORKCOMP STORY…. whether you are an injured worker, a doctor, lawyer, government worker, office staff, PA, nurse, or someone with a good job, AT RISK of a workplace injury.

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Let’s get the issues on the virtual conference tables.  If it’s mean to be, it will happen in 2016.   Proceed, without fear or caution.
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  • What’s YOUR WorkComp Story?   Tell it here, and let’s roll.  The ‘questionnaire’ may evolve,  if the experts are truly willing to look at the issues.  Give it your best shot.
KEEP POSTING WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW #DodgeRads #OccupyVirtually
  • Note, I have experienced vicious, unfounded attacks in the past, and just so you know, we do not….forget.  Don’t do it again, thank you.
  • Help existing WorkComp Victims find freedom and health, and warn the others who have not yet experienced it.  There is some hope, albeit tiny, that the system will change.  Help Now.
  • Here’s how it was handled the last time. If happens again, it won’t be so nice. Promise. Insurance Industry Trolls or WorkComp Opiate War Casualties?ninja
  • If you’re an Injured Worker without a blog, you are Unarmed in the War Against Workers.  You may be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome and have to add that diagnosis to your list.
  • WE ALL HAVE A STORY TO TELL
  • Do this now:  Setting up your own blog, even if it is just to be shared privately with your friends and loved ones, is the FIRST STEP in transcending Learned Helplessness and acquiring Virtual Combat Skills.
  • Collect your thoughts and #Blog4Freedom, Life, Liberty and Justice for All.
  • STEP TWO:   Follow THIS blog for more unfolding details.
  • Remember Remember to #DodgeTheRads and #OccupyVirtually! because:

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW  RED DOT

 

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!

wc time for change

 

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.”




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