Hey, I promised a few people I would start an Injured Worker video channel…

QUESTIONS OF THE DAY!  See the poll then ponder, Is it ok for them to shrug and say, “Dunno.  Not my area of expertise.’

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We’ll seek out some expert opinions and report back in early 2019.


Hey, I promised a few people I would start an Injured Worker video channel…. looks like I already did… on February 22, 2015 – that was a very rough year.

Here it is set to the song:  AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

Is Social Security Broken like Workers Compensation? Why do Injured Workers care?

IS GO FUND ME THE BEST HOPE FOR THE AMERICAN INJURED WORKER?

MyWorkCompCoach – Hurt at Work? We Believe the Injured Workers – Do you?


Anyhow, I’ve recently taken an online challenge 10-Day YouTube Makeover Challenge and I will see what I can do about applying some of those strategies and principles here in the new year.

The next VIDEO CHALLENGE with Lou Bortone starts on January 7, 2019….. about how to produce great video content easily and quickly….. you might check it out, too.   

[If you are on a ‘WorkComp Rest and Wait and Wait while they hope you die.’ program …this could be THE SKILL OF THE YEAR to master, right next to other Virtual Combat Skills and the imperative skill to #DodgeTheRads and  imho!  See also Udemy.com for other skill mastery.  LEARNED HELPLESSNESS IS NOT HELPFUL.  LEARN NEW SKILLS – VIRTUAL COMBAT SKILLS.  BE YOUR OWN HERO]

 

SUBSCRIBE to WorkComp Linda YouTube Channel AND STAY ALERT FOR IMPROVEMENTS!

This video page, from AAWCGT, includes some excellent and informative videos.  Watch, Learn and Share.


If YOU have a video channel, leave a comment here or on one of the posts in the YouTube channel, WorkComp Linda

>> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbNZP5vqiB7eYKiaBHHecNA/ <<

There are 3 videos up now…. with a reference also to the NAIDW – National Association of Injured & Disabled Workers channel….

TRANSCEND CENSORSHIP – SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE.
See you over on LinkedIn, too… there are some wild discussions that happen there….

Happy New Year! Continue to #DodgeTheRads, because #WeAreTheMediaNow …

If you’re housebound due to your injuries and the system, count your blessings…. makes dodging the rads a little easier…. Subscribe also to MyWorkCompCoach.com — it will get a least a blog a month starting in the new year. Lots of drafts already in the works.

SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG WITH WORKERS COMP AND SOCIAL SECURITY, ISN’T IT?

 

ARE YOU LinkedIn?   Join today.  It’s later than you think.

DO YOU FACEBOOK?   Like these pages….  ;D

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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REBLOG IT!   Remember remember:  “Without a blog and a growing database, Injured Workers are Unarmed and Unprotect in the War On Workers.”  Tell your friends and neighbors; Congress already knows!

Read the October 20, 2015 letter from federal lawmakers to dol here.

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“Why is it that nobody gives a damn in this industry about big money fraud?”- David DePaolo

 

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW   #DodgeTheRads – Be ITK about Your Radiation This Week

ProPublica is Hiring an Engagement Reporter – Will it be You or Me?

 ProPublica is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.



PRO PUBLICA IS HIRING AN ENGAGEMENT REPORTER ….

ProPublica is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.

Is all of that the kind of work you want to do? Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A track record of organizing communities and audiences, especially in a journalistic context.   YES
  • Journalism experience itself, especially involving stories that shed light on injustices or covering marginalized communities.  YES, BLOGGING
  • Ability to listen for signals from the community and smartly apply them to the projectYES YES, INTUITION MAKES UP FOR SOME COGNITIVE DEFICITS
  • Experience using the various tools of the social web, such as surveys or forms for sourcing, texting or messaging platforms.  YES, MORE THAN YESTERDAY, LESS THAN TOMORROW with paper and pen and 3 x 5 cards as old fashioned compensatory strategies
    • PAGE 1 GOOGLE SEARCH:  propublic is hiring engagement

Google it, Pro Publica Engagement Reporter, for more insights …

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WorkComp Linda

1 day ago – Google it, Pro Publica Engagement Reporter, for more insights. Remember Remember the 5th of September…. #DodgeTheRads AllReactorsLeakAllTheTime.com

I would if I could but I can’t. Got #TBI. You can. Apply by the 5th of …

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WorkComp Linda

Aug 20, 2016 – “#ProPublica is Hiring an Engagement Reporter” “Assignment: Give us a few thoughts on how you would have gone about re-imagining and executing a project …

  • Experience with social and website metrics, since you will be in charge of analyzing what’s working, what’s not, and what we should differently next time.  Yes, limited, but compensate with intuition.   Use of FB ads is a mystery unto it’s own, and simple google searches give a good, broad, simple overview of what’s working and what isn’t.

Does this sound like a new job to you? That’s because it is. Part of what we’re looking for is somebody who is excited about helping us build it.   YES, YES, I WOULD LOVE TO HELP YOUR TEAM BUILD IT.  I CAN PROVIDE INSIGHTS THAT MAY BE SOMEWHAT UNUSUAL AND VERY EFFECTIVE.

Furthermore:

INSULT TO INJURY – THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION must go many layers deeper.   There must be hundreds if not thousands of ‘stories’ that were submitted but not used.  Like Convicts in Penitentiaries, a return to those same writers, may find the story exactly the same, or even worse.

Many people ‘in the streets’ shared they submitted their stories, more than once, without response.  While Injured Workers are thrilled at the Awards and all the Hard Work that went into those reports, a thank you note to those who submitted stories would have gone a long way to establish trust and credibility in those still fighting for their lives in the system.

Please see my current blog about a Facebook Virtual Tour of the pain and suffering discussed behind those walls…. Injured Worker groups, pages, events and desperation.

“….give us a few thoughts on how you would have gone about re-imagining and executing a project we did last year about the demolition of worker’s comp protections around the country. How could we connect to the people actually impacted by the story, and how could they have contributed to the project? *..”

This entire application has several ideas that can be further developed to involve contributors in the project du jour.  Let’s hope that 2017 will see INSULT TO INJURY-  ENCORE, that may also include serious investigations into allegations of unclean hands between WorkComp and Social Security and State Disability agencies, in possible acts of RICO type malfeasance and worse.

Some Injured Workers have signed petitions, one circulating has nearly 6,000 signatures, all ignored by the “Top 22 Industry Bloggers” who twist and distort public opinion with a heavy dose of “extend and pretend.”  Those avenues need further investigations, particularly since the death of David Paolo, the leading spoke person for the industry.  They can be encouraged to be a part of solutions, or they continue to put profits before lives.

This ProPublica Engagement Reporter project  absolutely sounds like a Project I could contribute mightily to.  I have been doing very similar work for the past nearly 5 years, as part of self-rehabilitation, survival, and serving the common good.

Each time I have experienced CENSORSHIP I have chosen to learn new social media skills.  A quick google search of a few my memes is illustrative of what can be done, even as a member of ‘marginalized communities’ in rural America.

“WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW”??  Google results are fascinating.   This was a gut level response to Corporate Censorship of the Global Nuclear Disaster, Fukushima triple nuclear meltdowns of March 11, 2011.

As we, concerned citizens,  watched the censors at work with scrubbing the internet (In 2012, Fukushima brought google results of more than 62,000,000.  Today, not so much.  It is  primarily industry propaganda that floats to the top of a google search, with bizarre tales of fake remedies to ‘clean up’ the meltdowns, and hand wringing about expensive ice walls that failed, to Geiger countered monkeys in Japan and elsewhere, including the USA, chanting ‘There is No Immediate Danger” while the USA radiation levels escalate, deaths increase, and corporate media makes stuff up to explain away the ‘mysterious, baffling, befuddling, perplexing’ nonsense.

I can be most helpful to a ProPublica team with the next phase of INSULT TO INJURY: THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION.   The 2015 reports caused quite a stir in the industry, and in early 2016, they began to rumble about retaliation, in the cloak of a National Discussion [to mitigate profit losses from the ProPublica/NPR telling of the OPEN SECRETS, that everybody knows.]

In May, I was personally attacked for several weeks by Industry spokes people, with vicious diatribes, that graciously included links to several of my blogs.  My professional friends suggested that they had to kick somebody after the ProPublica/NPR reports, and what an easy mark would be one of the very very few Injured Workers who blogs, in rural America, with a brain injury.

Despicable?  Yes, absolutely.  Personal, not likely.  The money trail never lies, does it.  Hurtful? You betcha!

One of the parties spoke very highly of me in 2014, and had been very kind and gracious to me as he and his team studied my case, discussed it at panels, and even wrote several articles based on the unique manner in which I fought back, and the complications of the case.  (Michael Grabell was actually encouraged by a few people to consider my story for INSULT TO INJURY, but alas, it must have been “too hot” or “too messy.”)

I was also encouraged to have a discussion with an Al Jazeera producer doing a story on Workers Compensation, but

The  only thing I know of that changed is that without benefit of competent legal counsel, the parties to my very public case reached resolution, subject to a confidentiality agreement.  Or maybe he was just ‘following orders.’

The defense counsel even sent, at the end, what seemed to be a warm and sincere best wishes communication.  My friends laughed, but I chose to believe it was real.

As to the Viet Nam era Veterans and Agent Orange, as I am sure the ProPublica Reporters know, are for the most part, SERIOUS PATRIOTS, tossed aside by our government officials, for more profits before lives.  No Veteran would leave a buddy on the battle field and I suspect that as you open those investigations, you will find another Pandora’s Box.

[Left out about Fukushima US Sailors dying of radiation poisoning from the USS Ronald Reagan of March 2011; a huge national alarm!]

PLEASE BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT IF YOU TAKE AND TELL THEIR STORIES,  YOU DON’T KICK THEM TO THE CURB AFTER AWARDS ARE WON.   PLEASE BE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN THAT YOU ADDRESS THE CURRENT WAR CASUALTIES, AND THE DEPELETED URANIUM THAT IS KILLILNG THEM, ALONG WITH THE HEAD INJURIES.

During the Viet Nam War, I kept friends and loved one in cookies and letters from home.  None returned whole, and some did not return at all.   Many veterans are further abused in the Workers Compensation and Social Security Systems.   America treats her military personnel like ‘throw aways’….  Expose that, and you’ll get awards from the people!   See these articles, and perhaps make it required reading and listening for any people on the new project:

 

GI’s Brains Fried by Military Dispensed Nose Candy | Veterans Today

 

News Alert — Jeff Rense’s show airs here! Go to Bob Nichols’ article.  “Nichols on the Jeff Rense Show – GI’s Brains 

 

While relocation to New York City is impractical for me, as is a 40-hour work week, I would love to explore the possibilities of a consulting position, in a virtual capacity.   A quick google search shows that I am a serious Warrior.  LinkedIn and the ability to reach influencers was a significant part of my Survival Strategy and success in the Workers Compensation issues, and may be called into play again as the Social Security improprieties Head of the Hydra is on the horizon.

While in the Workers’ Compensation system, no doctor would would release me to return to work, and I told my current doctor that I would be applying for this position.  His eyes got very big and he suggested pursuing it in a virtual capacity, and perhaps as a consultant to be a part of the team.  I told the doctor that the job description sounds like it was addressed right to me, so it would be a mistake to not make contact.

Social Security apparently allows me a 9 month trial-return-to-work without interruption to my benefits and I would be open to a 9 month trial-return-to-work consulting position around the WorkComp Encore project, with a willingness to provide transferrable strategies to the community doing the Veteran project.  The pending outcome of some very challenging misrepresentations and mistakes by the SSA could be another project unto it’s own for ProPublica and NPR.

The 10 Congressional Representatives who signed the October 2015 letter to the Department of Labor have also been apprised of the “Magic Math” of SSA, and the extreme hardships and litigation it has subjected me to.  This is a pattern and practice that Injured Workers warn one another to expect.  It costs injured workers AND TAXPAYERS.  If there are an estimated 45 million people on Social Security Disability, and 8.9 million are injured workers, what happens to those in that gap??

Other avenues for the WorkComp encore include interviewing doctors and lawyers who have left the industry because of the hyper corruption, and those who stay and try to honor their oath to DO NO HARM.

The movement by Dr. Pamel Wible, IdealMedicalCare.org, is worth a serious look.  She addresses why doctors kill themselves, and her TedMed talk could be required viewing for the WorkComp and Veteran project teams.  While doctors on the dole don’t tend to kill themselves, the message applies also to WorkComp.

 

I like to make every effort count, since every effort takes so much from me.  I will include this entire application in a blog at MyWorkCompCoach.com in hopes of inciting further discussions, and perhaps support for The Demolition of Workers Compensation – ENCORE and the  Poisoned Veterans investigations for the Viet Nam era Veterans, and the current War veterans, and their many health challenges.

 

 

“Please upload a single file that includes: Why your experience gives you the skills and insight to be our engagement reporter; examples of your work that fits with what you’re talking about (please include a description about your role and the thoughts behind each project); finally, give us a few thoughts on how you would have gone about re-imagining and executing a project we did last year about the demolition of worker’s comp protections around the country. How could we connect to the people actually impacted by the story, and how could they have contributed to the project? Please upload a single file that includes: Why your experience gives you the skills and insight to be our engagement reporter; examples of your work that fits with what you’re talking about (please include a description about your role and the thoughts behind each project); finally, give us a few thoughts on how you would have gone about re-imagining and executing a project we did last year about the demolition of worker’s comp protections around the country. How could we connect to the people actually impacted by the story, and how could they have contributed to the project? *”

Thank you for the opportunity to update my resume in order to apply for the position, and to provide some insights ‘from the streets.’

The Work ProPublica is doing is important….  WorkComp was the tip of the iceberg….let’s go deeper there…. Root out the causes and thereby FREE THE HOSTAGES.

Veterans have told me that Injured Workers caught in the system would be well advised to conduct themselves as military personnel are trained to when they are taken hostage by enemy forces.

Sincerely,

Linda Ayres

 




ProPublica is Hiring an Engagement Reporter

This is not just about social media. We assume you know how to do a Twitter collection and why social video is important. What we’re looking for is somebody who will find and reach the people actually impacted by a story, get them to inform our work and be a central player in the storytelling on all platforms to maximize the resonance of the project.

The work can be as a low-fi as flier, or as buzzy as a Facebook video, whatever is best for the story and project.

So what exactly are we talking about? Take a look at a project we’ve been doing about Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange. Unlike traditional investigations, we didn’t start with a story. We announced that we were doing an investigation with a callout to the community. We asked vets to tell us their stories, and we’ve now heard from more than 5,800 of them. This community has fueled our reporting, and it’s already getting results.

We also plan to do more projects where we work openly with and help foster communities of journalists. An example of that: our Red Cross Reporting Network.

Is all of that the kind of work you want to do? Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A track record of organizing communities and audiences, especially in a journalistic context.
  • Journalism experience itself, especially involving stories that shed light on injustices or covering marginalized communities.
  • Ability to listen for signals from the community and smartly apply them to the project.
  • Experience using the various tools of the social web, such as surveys or forms for sourcing, texting or messaging platforms.
  • Experience with social and website metrics, since you will be in charge of analyzing what’s working, what’s not, and what we should differently next time.

Does this sound like a new job to you? That’s because it is. Part of what we’re looking for is somebody who is excited about helping us build it.

To apply, fill out the form below.

Our deadline for applications is Sept. 5. The job is full-time, with competitive salary and benefits. It will be based in New York.

Do you have questions? Email Eric.umansky@propublica.org or Terry.parris@propublica.org.

No phone calls, please.

ProPublica is committed to diversity and especially encourages members of underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.

Name *     Linda Ayres

Email address *    WorkCompLinda@gmail.com

Please upload a single file that includes: Why your experience gives you the skills and insight to be our engagement reporter; examples of your work that fits with what you’re talking about (please include a description about your role and the thoughts behind each project); finally, give us a few thoughts on how you would have gone about re-imagining and executing a project we did last year about the demolition of worker’s comp protections around the country. How could we connect to the people actually impacted by the story, and how could they have contributed to the project?Please upload a single file that includes: Why your experience gives you the skills and insight to be our engagement reporter; examples of your work that fits with what you’re talking about (please include a description about your role and the thoughts behind each project); finally, give us a few thoughts on how you would have gone about re-imagining and executing a project we did last year about the demolition of worker’s comp protections around the country. How could we connect to the people actually impacted by the story, and how could they have contributed to the project? *

Here’s that investigation: The demolition of worker’s comp protections

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#LaborDay WorkCompster Challenge: HELP RESOLVE AND SETTLE 100 OR MORE CASES BY 12/31/16. Create a model for success. You can do it.

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WorkCompster Challenge:   HELP RESOLVE AND SETTLE 100 OR MORE CASES BY 12/31/16.  Create a model for success.  You can do it.  
 
Find colleagues who support human life and rights, and ask them to hold you accountable.  Be the “100th Monkey.”    FREE THE HOSTAGES.
 
#LaborDay Here is the promised Virtual Tour of #InjuredWorkers fb groups, pages & events.  It’s a self-guided tour.  
 
 
Click the links and see what time it is over at FB.  Read the group descriptions, read the posts of the OPEN groups.   We’ll get to LinkedIn soon enough.  First things First.
 
Listen to cries of pain, desperation, impoverishment, torture and abuse.  Yes, in America, too.  In fact, we seem to lead the way in harming injured workers, as a pattern of practice in the mega billion dollar industry.
 
Ask an EMANCIPATED INJURED WORKER FOR VERIFICATIONS.  Ask an attorney that purports to represent and protect Injured Workers for verifications.  Ask a Judge. Ask a QME/AME/IME doctor.  Ask yourself!
 
BE A REAL AMERICAN.  ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES, DUST OFF YOUR KEYBOARD AND FIND SOME LIFE SAVING SOLUTIONS TODAY.  Start a new blog today. The Top 22 Industry Bloggers can’t/won’t address the real issues, so help them out.
 
 
Perhaps this collection will be a catalyst for a Domestic Torture Report?  More follows, Scroll through askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com to see the list build.
 
These links also may encourage every abused, cheated, tortured and disabled Injured Worker around the globe to know that they are not alone.
 
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.
 
Discuss your discoveries behind closed doors and over ‘convention cocktails.’  Soul-search on your sources of income and what you can do to make it less dangerous to humans.
 
CREATE A LinkedIn and Facebook GROUP to invite further discussions with those egregiously harmed by the #WorkComp industries.   Let me know when you have one, and we’ll be sure Injured Workers are invited to joy.  They don’t trust you.  Why should they?  Let’s build some bridges.  
 
PROBLEM IDENTIFICATION IS HALF THE BATTLE TOWARD RESOLUTIONS.
 
Gather a team of neutral mediators and structured settlement peeps and see what you can do about RESOLVING AT LEAST 100 CASES by year end, in your state and nation. 
 
Have a S.M.A.R.T. goal to FREE THE WORKCOMP hostages.
 
Subscribe to this blog and to MyWorkCompCoach.com  for periodic updates as we dig deeper, since the American #WorkersCompensationNationalDiscussion has failed the working class, again.  
 
Let’s see what the “Top 22 Industry Bloggers” have to say about this content, and that which follows in the weeks to come.  
 
More importantly, let’s see what #ProPublica, #NPR and other investigative journalists say & do.   
 
More importantly than that, let’s see what YOU say and do with this information.  
 
“Those who have the privilege to know have the DUTY to act.”
 
Also read #PoisonedAirForAll to understand why it would be wise for your to take precautions, and #DodgeTheRads.
 
Remember Remember the 5th of September…..   ProPublica is Hiring an Engagement Reporter…. BLOG! ENGAGE!
 
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW 
 
 
ps  More Links follow….so follow the blog to ensure email updates… AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com  
 
Thanks!  BE A REAL AMERICAN, TODAY AND EVERY DAY.
#DodgeTheRads

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Remember Remember th 5th of September ask about workers comp gravy trains and virtual fb tour while you occupy virtually and dodge the rads

 

Virtual FAST Tour of the Facebook Injured Worker Ghettos, Kamps, Pages, Groups and Events – OccupyVirtually – Dodge The Rads

See the rest, coming soon, AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com  – FOLLOW THIS BLOG FOR PERIODIC UPDATES

 

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“We Are The Media Now”
THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR, WE WILL REACH OUT TO THE GROUP OWNER/ADMINS THAT WE CAN, WITH INTENTION TO HAVE A MORE PERSONALIZED INVITATION TO THOSE WHO ARE IN A POSITION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF INJURED WORKERS AROUND THE WORLD.
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Love one another like there’s no tomorrow!
Survive Work Comp!  #OccupyVirtually and remember that #AnonymousPrecedesUnanimous
#DodgeTheRads!
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If that’s too complicated, connect as you like, and remember remember, WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW and we work like antz!

Remember remember…THE 5TH OF SEPTEMBER!   ENGAGEMENT IS KEY!  #OccupyVirtually & #DodgeTheRads


 WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW and for that WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
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“Without a blog and a growing database, Injured Workers are Unarmed and Unprotected in the Global War on Workers.”
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#ExterminationsSuck.  #ExtinctionIsBoring
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HOW CAN WE SAVE LIVES AND FREE THE HOSTAGES OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?

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Labor Day USA! What’s YOUR WorkComp Story? Time to Tell …. Be A Real American!

LABOR DAY 2016 BE A REAL AMERICA WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW Ask About Workers Compensation National Discussions

Hey, #LaborDay is coming up! Remember Remember the 5th of September! If you don’t have a WorkComp story, count your blessings. WorkComp can strike without warning. Did you apply for the #ProPublica Engagement Reporter gig?   GOOGLE IT!  ;D    

See more on the Google + post:

Of Interest? THINK THINK THINK #OccupyVirtually while you #DodgeTheRads ….

Ask About #WorkComp #AgentOrange and #DU #Nuclear #SSA #ELE and #Veterans, along with Your #Radiation This Week, too! #YRTW
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“#ProPublica is Hiring an Engagement Reporter”

“Assignment: Give us a few thoughts on how you would have gone about re-imagining and executing a project we did last year about the demolition of worker’s comp protections around the country. Again, how could we have connected to the people actually impacted by the story, and how could they have contributed to the project?”


Can’t we all just work together? Chat with your local neutral party mediators and structured settlement teams, and see just how many CASES YOU CAN RESOLVE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, WOULD YOU? Blog about saving lives in the process. Share with your colleagues how you did it! We all know all the stories of failures to protect Injured Workers.

Pro Publica Engagement Reporting What's Your WorkComp Story
https://myworkcompcoach.com/whats-your-workcomp-story/

Let’s write some new chapters! Watch the TedMed Talks from the DO NO HARM crowd at IdealMedicalCare.org for more insights. 

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW; just do it! Even if you are not selected, your voice will be heard!

Coming up real soon here…. VIRTUAL TOUR OF FACEBOOK INJURED WORKER GHETTOS AND KAMPS….   Compare the conditions of WorkCompsters vs impoverished and desperately needing medical care Injured Workers as reported here: 

‘All of This Because Somebody Got Hurt at Work’ – ProPublica

Follow this blog to be sure you don’t miss it! (It was derailed after onslaught of May diatribes from industry mouth-pieces, attacking individuals and groups of Injured Workers (in apparent retaliation to the ProPublica 2015 report…Injured & Disabled Workers are easier targets for abuse and disparagement than fisticuffs with a behemoth investigative reporting empire like #ProPublica and #NPR, huh?

Bullying at it’s very lowest by those who profit most by the endless pain and suffering of injured and disabled people

What’s YOUR #WorkComp Story? Use these questions as a guideline in your own blog, or feel free to submit and resubmit your story, and know it will be rendered ANONYMOUS  https://myworkcompcoach.com/whats-your-workcomp-story/ 
Fresh, more inclusive, questions coming up soon!

We have not had a chance to pretty up these questions but we’re working on it, along with some other ‘rebranding’ efforts that were also stalled while fending off national personal disparaging attacks (that also graciously included several links to my blogs, thanks to David DePaolo, RiP)

The #Sedgwick Institute kicked me out of their little LinkedIn group for presenting the linked questions back in May and for asking for their professional input. Pffffft. 

A couple of Injured Workers with reading challenges submitted their stories then had a fit because their names were not to be used, a decision by consensus of all parties who have already submitted their stories. ANONYMITY PREVAILS 

ANONYMOUS PRECEDES UNANIMOUS.

Same group of injured workers threatened “legal action” for my attempts to get stories safely out & into the #Workers Compensation National Discussion arena. I’m not easily threatened, as anybody watching these blogs will attest, or anybody who knows me. Right is right and wrong is wrong. 

Workers Compensation is a dangerous institution, harming not only injured and defenseless workers, but taxpayers, too. See Congressional letter of October 2015, signed by 10 representatives. 

So, if you have a story, let’s get’s the ball rolling again. We’ll also be reaching out to “The Defense” side….and their team players and get their opinions on how to save lives of Injured Workers without costing the industry ALL THEIR PROFITS. 

Obviously, the counsel for Injured Workers is baffled and perplexed and befuddled about how to actually protect their clients, and the Top 22+ Industry Bloggers aren’t much help in that department, either. 

Most Injured Workers are AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT. Others are so befuddled by Learned Helplessness, they honestly seem to think IF ONLY they got a new doctor, a new lawyer, a new prescription, then everything would be dandy…even if they have been believing it for 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 years of torture, abuse, and denials of medical care, YES, IN AMERICA!

‘Those who have the privilege to know have the DUTY to act.” – Einstein

‘Freedom’s just another word for nuthin left to lose.’ Janis Joplin

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FREE THE #WorkCompHostages…. LET FREEDOM RING!

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#DodgeTheRads #OccupyVirtually

What does Workers’ Compensation have in common with the Nuclear Industry?
PROFITS BEFORE LIVES!   CONNECT THE DOTS!  #DodgeTheRads
#ExtinctionIsBoringyrtw 6

Something Is Terribly Wrong with the Anti-Nuclear Movement too – isn’t it?

Radiation, WHAT Radiation?   Get the facts, Jack and Jill:

Your Radiation This Week – Nichols On Nuclear

Poisoned Air For All 8 27 2016

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW and for that WE ARE RESPONSIBLE

First they came for…

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

“Without a blog and a growing database, Injured Workers are Unarmed and Unprotected in the American War on Workers.”

Tell your friends and neighbors; your government already knows.

#DodgeTheRads, too! Not good for your health either.

PS WorkComp is NOT an employee benefit. Don’t let the ‘Empty Suits’ fool you any longer. It’s a mega billion dollar industry, and Injured Workers are simply fodder. Ain’t that a national shame.

TIME TO GET A STAND UP DESK, AND STAND UP AND BLOG….THE FIRST AMENDMENT INCLUDES DUTIES…

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW — SO BE IT.

Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains

THE EMPTY SUITS

First they came for the Injured Workers, and I did not speak out–

Because I was not an Injured Worker.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the ‘Boomers,’ and I did not speak out–

Because I was not a ‘Boomer.’

Then they came for the Insurance Brokers, and I did not speak out–

Because I was not an Insurance Broker.

Then they came for the Attorneys for the Injured Workers, and I did not speak out–

Because I was not an Attorney.

Then they came for the Judges, and I did not speak out–

Because I was not a Judge.

Then they came for the Politicians, and I did not speak out–

Because I was not a Politician.

Then they came for the Bloggers, and I did not speak…

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Any Mediation and Structured Settlement Firms interested in providing a Guest Blog piece to reach more Injured Workers?

A recent inquiry arrived regarding potentials for guest blogs.  I have always wanted to highlight the best, most brilliant minds in the industry, but sadly, most have been found to be pretty mediocre when it comes to thinking about resolutions for Injured Worker dilemmas and fights for life.
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I want to find a group of decent, legit, respectable attorneys, mediators and structured settlement peeps in every state that actually work on behalf of Injured Workers, and who understand and have had success in Meditation and Structured Settlement in catastrophic and not quite-catastrophic cases.
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We’ll create a referral network, based on goodwill for starters.   Interested?  If so, send a BRIEF email to WorkCompLinda@gmail.com to introduce yourself, your firm, YOUR BLOG, and your expertise in getting WorkComp cases to the negotiation tables and get the cases closed without further egregious harm to Injured Workers.  If you have a questionnaire that you like filled out before you consider taking a botched up case, include that.
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If you have colleagues in Canada, UK and Australia, we are seeking similar resources.
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NO CHARGE AT THIS TIME, NO PROMISES, NO OBLIGATIONS…. JUST LOOKING FOR SOME DECENT PEOPLE TO HELP SOME DECENT INJURED WORKERS GETTING THE BIG-TIME RUN AROUND AND NO HELP IN SIGHT, AND MOST ARE UNABLE/ UNWILLING TO BLOG.  STOCKHOLM SYNDROME OR LEARNED HELPLNESSNESS OR JUST PLAIN BURNED OUT, TOO SICK, TOO INJURED, INADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE AND KICKED TO THE CURB.
Results are the same.
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Here’s my response to the inquiry that came the other day from a law firm on the East Coast.
WE ALL HAVE A STORY TO TELL
Thank you for your kind words about MyWorkCompCoach.com and potential guest blogging.
 
In light of the alleged “Workers Compensation National Discussions” goodness knows that new and insightful thoughts from professionals are desperately needed.   
 
National industry spokesmen have actually spent time and effort in May on disparaging diatribes about my blogs and me personally, and some of my injured worker friends.  Fascinating that they would choose to displace aggression about the ProPublica /NPR expose INSULT TO INJURY – The Demolition of Workers Compensation and direct it on a WorkComp Survivor in rural America– with a brain injury, a computer and a blog, isn’t it?
 
Please kindly take a look at my other blogs, Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains… reach to date over 35,000.  It is not considered ‘politically correct’ by any stretch of the imagination, however, it may serve to help free some of the WORK COMP HOSTAGES in America, Canada, UK and Australia.  
 
Before we discuss what you have in mind for a guest blog, please be sure you are fully aware of my other works on Workers Comp.
 
Your website is a wealth of information!  Part of what needs to happen in America is to educate the unsuspecting public BEFORE A WORK INJURY TAKES PLACE.   When a poor choice is made initially in retaining counsel, it can mean a death warrant for the injured worker.  THIS MUST CHANGE.
 
In too many states, it seems that attorneys representing Injured Workers are merely serving the workers to the insurance carriers on a silver platter, tarnished as it may be.
 
We would welcome information on “Mediation and Structured Settlements” as a ways and means to resolution of ‘complicated’ cases that have been churning for years and years, and any other strategies you may offer to attorneys, insurance vendors and injured worker readers of My Work Comp Coach aimed at actions to achieve resolutions and freedom from WorkComp/restoration of civil rights and human rights to the injured and disabled communities.
 
So, I was thrilled to receive your email and after looking at my blogs, if you are still interested, please let’s reconnect and discuss your concept further.
 
Thank you for the good work on behalf of injured workers that you and your firm appear to be doing!
 
Kind regards,
 
Linda Ayres

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