When COACHING Looks Like Scamming – #StayAlert #FightBack – TELL OTHERS!

MyWorkCompCoach.com came about as an effort to change from a combative communcation mode in regards to what had been learned about the Workers Compensation system in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK to a more amicable, visionary mode.

A medical professional suggested that I attempt to “Coach” other injured workers who had zero to little success in finding legal representation, securing medical care, dealing with WorkComp bureaucracies toward return to work and settlement and even fighting with Social Security administration, where costs are often shifted to by ‘the industry’ goon squads.

“Get out of work comp by any means necessary.  It will kill you.”

This is what some professionals advise their friends who get hurt at work.

DePaolo even wrote an article on whether or not he should report a back injury as a workcomp claim, as he was both the owner/CEO and employee.  He opined that staying outside of the system, using his regular health insurance, would most likely have faster and more positive outcome. Not long after that, he lost his life in a suspicious motorcycle accident.

David had wanted me to help the industry mouth-piece from Australia who opposes legislative change and accountability and promotes giving bags of surplus food to the poor injured workers denied benefits.

I thanked David for thinking of me, but assured him I had no interest in such a project, and that I was in favor of civil rights and human rights, not hand-outs. She was booed off the stage at a 2015 or 2016 CompLaude event; I can understand why.  She attacked me, too and denies the Aussie problems, just like that nuclear mouth-piece from down under. Aussie’s share how the industry provokes ‘suicides’ of their injured workers to save money and increase profits.  It happens in the US more often than any humans would like to believe, but it is one of the #Taboo topics.

That doctor who encouraged the creation of this blog suggested that very few people with serious injuries can get out of #WorkComp, and that perhaps I could share successful strategies that included a fierce social media strategy, a growing email list, and a blog and a video channel.

During  that transition time from the content of ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMPENSATION GRAVY TRAINS, some industry hot shots decided to take some hard core pot shots at me, and some vile disparaging attacks – publicly – on their various blogs.

I, of course, fought back (and won! :D) but it was brutal and disheartening but good for blog views. [The doc laughed at some of the diatribes!]

Prior to that time, I had been one of the four first “Injured Workers” “honored” in the 2014 CompLaude Awards.

David DePaolo had been very kind to me during my combat time within Workers Compensation, and he was also aghast that his colleagues could not/would not help me.

First he told me nobody would help me because ‘there’s no money in it’ [uncontested brain injury – d’oh] then he told me that ‘nobody will help you because you are too angry.’

I acknowledged how awful it must be to have to recognize that one’s peers are heartless sob’s, who would rather see an Injured Worker dead than helped if there insufficient profit margin, or too much work.  Here’s an excerpt from one of David’s articles.

 

Work Comp and Baseball

And then of course there’s the injured worker.

More often than not, of course, the injured worker gets taken care of. Yes, there are way too many cases that are wrongfully denied, where treatment is inexcusably delayed, where benefits should be provided but aren’t – but most of the time, likely far more than 80% of the time, a claim moves relatively smoothly through the process.

There are, however, claims that are difficult from the very outset. Sometimes we hear about them but most of the time we don’t.

The ones that we do hear about get dismissed from our conscience too easily because the melodrama in their vocalization of what’s wrong gets drowned by our own jaded pessimism.

These cases, though, are real. There are real people behind these cases. People get hurt. People get toyed with. People don’t get what is needed, what is promised in the Grand Bargain, and set aside as disturbed and having unrealistic expectations.

Some contact me because of this blog, seeking answers, help and remedies.

I have met some – like Linda Ayers. I won’t get into Linda’s case here – that’s not the point.

Linda is vocal, like a few other injured workers. She has a blog, she is active in social media, she posts comments to this blog.

And she probably drives the defense crazy as she is prolifically passionate about making sure the system works for her and for other injured workers.

It’s easy to dismiss Linda’s activities as the rantings of an unstable person, but she is not an unstable person. She is a person who’s case spiraled out of control from the beginning, and we know that the early stages of a claim are the most critical.

NO!

When I told David I was going to ‘mediation’ with no lawyer, no files, no records, just an open heart and mind, he said I was crazy and could not do that.  (He had also written kindly about me that I was ‘not crazy’ but ‘passionate about civil rights and rights of injured workers.)

David lost his life in a freak incident shortly after his last blog — and nobody will ever convince me it was an accident.  David was not afraid to speak out about corruption.  Nobody has filled his shoes, but they have destroyed his legacy.

I WISH I HAD DISCOVERED the Dr. Graves LEGAL SELF HELP COURSE BACK THEN…..  AND I’M WORKING FURIOUSLY TO GET THROUGH IT NOW.  #TakeTheQuiz !  I failed with a miserable 15%.

I’ll take it again an report back once I get through the whole course.  It includes an “affiliate program” and Dr. Graves suggests gifting the course to people who need it and can’t afford it, and who can’t afford a lawyer.

Check it out….   WIN WITHOUT LAWYERS  — [Note, Disclaimer: If you buy it from my ‘affiliate link’ I’ll get a few bucks to pay for some one one one tutoring and other battle matters. I have not completed the course, but I’ve already learned a great deal. It’s very good!]  It’s a simple course, but not easy.   I truly wish I had found it decades ago.  I can hardly wait to finish the first round….

Over the battlefield, there were fake injured workers, clearly Industry Trolls, who joined in the social media attacks and stalked me on social media and infiltrated my groups.

They wanted Injured Workers to stay in misery and find no way out.

They even suggested that my recommendations for MEDIATION WITH INTENTION TO SETTLE, WITH STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT & Medicare SetAside experts– across America — was a ploy to make money.   Stupid idiots, allegedly in the ‘system’ more than 20 years, on the take, and on the dope.  Real Opiate casualties and worse.

In my efforts to help ‘coach’ injured workers, I have tried to provide thought provoking blogs and resources. At one point, I offered to publish a book of their stories, rendered anonymous, and collected about 20 of them.  Then one stupid injured worker, who allegedly ran for ‘insurance commissioner’ and her band of trolls threatened to sue me.  Ha!  Idiot didn’t know that it’s often more costly to publish a book than to profit by it.  I offered to do it with Love and my money.  After the abuse and threats, I better understood why NOBODY WANTS TO HELP INJURED WORKERS. It’s easier to dope them up and render them stupid as cash-cows.

I moved away from the efforts but still respond when Injured Workers from around the nation reach out.  Most are looking for a magic wand, that does not exist.

I have accepted countless emails and lengthy phone calls, usually thanklessly and often with threats.  One injured worker, after months of attempting to get her legit legal representation, was accepted by one of the few top brain injury lawyers in Los Angeles.  Her kids  threatened me and talked her out of using one of the best of the best lawyers California had to offer in such catastrophic cases.  I don’t know that she survived; I blocked them all upon receipt of the threat.

One injured worker was compelled to attempt suicide repeatedly due, in part, to denied medical care and horrific defense attorneys (who even complained to a Judge about lil’ ol’ me) .

When I talked with the doctor who recommended I start the MY WORK COMP COACH blog, and I told him, “Damn, this is hard.  I am not qualified to deal with suicidal, drugged people and even the kids called me and asked what to do since ‘Mom isn’t moving and we had to go to school.’   What can you do?”

I quietly said, “CALL THE POLICE AND TELL THEM WHAT’S GOING ON AND GIVE THEM PERMISSION TO KNOCK THE F—ING DOOR DOWN! DO IT RIGHT NOW.”

I will never forget his response.  He said, “WHO DO THINK YOU ARE, SISTER TERESA!?”  He muttered something I couldn’t hear about getting in a bingo group with old disabled folks.   LONG TIME WORK COMP DOC……  connect those dots, huh?

The shock on my face at his abuse must have shocked him back about his DO NO HARM oath.   The session was terminated and he sort of apologized.   I went to my car, in tears, and called a friend and said, “MOFO! I think I was just abused by the f—-king shrink!”  My friend said, “Indeed you were.”

Over the years I have encouraged Injured Workers to step outside of the hundreds of facebook little ghettos, pockets of victims of WorkComp, and I have encouraged them to create a blog and be active on social media, with an aim to GET OUT OF WORK COMP BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.

I knew of maybe 3 blogs by Injured Workers; The WorkComp propaganda machinery has only about 25 —SO 25 GOONS KEEP THE AMERICAN PUBLIC BAMBOOZLED with PROPAGANDA ABOUT THE HORRORS — EXTERMINATION LEVEL HORRORS – of America’s Workers Comp system.  HIGHLY PROFITABLE.

They party like there’s no tomorrow, and to hell with injured dying workers.

Do you remember:  DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION: From Insult to Injury  [the 2015 investigative reporting, that even included a letter from Congress to then Department of Labor Secretary (now a hot shot in the national demon party).

At least the Canadians organize and speak out, for what it’s worth.

This year I learned that Home Owners Insurance PLAY BOOK is quite similar to WORKERS COMPENSATION Insurance playbook.

Change ‘dirty doctors’ to ‘dirty contractors’ and you know what happens next.  In my 2019 fight, a $10,000 simple roof claim has escalated to over $85,000.

I just got an estimate for $9,500 to mitigate the unmitigated water damage from February.

How’s that going to work out?

Then, in efforts to stay involved in life, on life’s terms, I decided to try another time to hire a ‘publishing consultant or coach’… and some of you on LinkedIn and Twitter already know how that’s working out….

Long story short, BE CAREFUL WHO YOU HIRE FOR CONSULTING…. I JUST LOST $397 BY AN APPARENT REAL CON ARTIST, AND BECAUSE I CHECKED THE WRONG BOX ON PAY PAL, disputing that product was not as described (I should have ticked the box, PRODUCT NOT DELIVERED) I’m having a heck of time getting a refund – I paid for 2 separate ‘coaching’ calls, 3 download pdf’s, and a 10-hour package of 1/2 hour consulting calls.

She reminded me of why they are called “con artists”… Anyway, pay pal won’t give me back the money, nor will the vendor, nor will she deliver the 10 hours package, and she and her assistant smugly think they got away with it. *

If I didn’t know better, I would suspect she’s just a #ProNuker troll,  #JustFollowing orders.  She’s probably just a common con. She seemed so nice and knowledgeable. #Next!

Awwwww, folks should always do their homework if they’re going to screw someone out of money.  The internet truly levels the battlefield, doesn’t it?  My money is gone, she even falsely tried to convince LinkedIn connections that I endorsed her product — AND I WOULD NEVER KNOWINGLY ENDORSE A CROOK OR ANYBODY SUSPECTED OF BEING A CROOK.   So, we’ll see how that plays out.

As Einstein or some smart guy once said, ‘Those who have the privilege to know have the DUTY TO ACT.”

Let it be known that I have never, will never, and DO NOT ENDORSE Deborah S. Nelson, or any of her various entities regarding #bookcoaching, nor do I believe a word of her ‘HELP ME, I’M DYING’  April 2019 GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN.

#BadJoke  Be careful of #online scammers and other unscrupulous characters. She also apparently has the #MeToo complex…. I told her I got a brain injury at work long ago, and she said, “I got one too”   — She’s an expat who apparently preys on people who want to publish books, and her tech know how is also super yesterday.

She caused a delay in time, focus and money that keeps you from reading two excellent pieces on Fukushima and GI Brains. Karma will tend to her.  I’ll do what I can to get a landing page out there so you can sign up for early notice of when the books are done.

(If you saw what she did with a perfectly fine ebook cover, you would spit, too.  The ‘replacement’ draft recommended mis-spelled INTERVIEW and FUKUSHIMA….. and looked like a child did the graphics, and left out 1/2 of the bio images, and had odd line breaks of an incomplete bio. )

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AND PLEASE, DO NOT BELIEVE FOR A MOMENT THAT I EVER ENDORSED DREAM TO PUBLISH PRODUCTS OR COACHING by Deborah S. Nelson.   IN HER DREAMS WOULD I ENDORSE SUCH GARBAGE.  She said she prefers ‘raving fans’ but today, she and her side-kick unleashed a RAVING CRITIC.

There are some GREAT CONSULTANTS AND ‘coaches’ out there… be discerning when find them, and expose to expunge when you find the fakers — just share your experience…. and that should suffice. We’ll make and share a list of some legit coaches and programs to check out. It’s not rocket science; it’s just particularly challenging for a concussion-ist, as it deals with timing, sequence, and structures.

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW
#DodgeRads #OccupyVirtually

 


Other reading, viewing and resources

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

#BookCoach LinkedIn commentaries:

*Here’s a story about Con Artists — we’ve all met one at some point in life, haven’t we.  Mitigate! Expose.

My Best Friend Was A Con Artist Who Scammed Me Out Of $92,000. Here’s How I Got Justice.

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/lindaayres311_diy-how-to-avoid-self-publishing-scams-activity-6588568950165123072-qVs2

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/lindaayres311_onlinecoaches-alert-scams-activity-6590313856046809088-AnN-

TAKE THE QUIZ:    How to Win in Court Without a Lawyer

Click to access letter-from-federal-lawmakers-to-labor-on.pdf

https://daviddepaolo.blogspot.com/2014/10/work-comp-and-baseball.html

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-demolition-of-workers-compensation

Vlogs – Injured Workers and Others

List of Posts – ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS

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

 work comp guidelines diagram

FREE THE #WorkCompHostages…. LET FREEDOM RING!

white roses

#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

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

What’s Your WorkComp Story

#OccupyWorkComp  #OccupyVirtually and
#DodgeTheRads –
It’s dangerous out there!
i blog therefore i am a work comp survivor watch for e course
eCourse  soon. We’ll start with basic Social Media skills and accounts and progress to BLOGGING FOR FREEDOM

I BLOG THEREFORE I AM A WORK COMP SURVIVOR - BE ONE TOO

Read more about Your Radiation This Week

to see how your health is being compromised

further this week, too.

Radiation What Radiation

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

Something is terribly wrong with Workers Compensation – isn’t it? Occupy WorkComp! OccupyVirtually!

Workers Compensation National Discussions?  Really?!

Workers’ Compensation National Propaganda Blitz may be a more accurate description of the in progress WAR ON WORKERS, wouldn’t you agree?

What happened so far?

work comp guidelines diagram

What’s YOUR Work Comp Story?

WC SHELL GAME TIMES HOW MANY INJURED WORKERS

Scroll here for all the AAWCGT blogs or pick your favorite to re-read & share.

the time is always right MLK

Si sedgwick insitute opportunity to open dialogues

#OccupyWorkComp #OccupyVirtually 

rise up OCCUPY VIRTUALLY rads in the air

WorkComp and Cans of Worms – For the National Discussions Agenda – Organize the Warblers!

GOT WORMS?

Worm eating Warbler - Audubon Field Guide

“…legal representation can make a difference between a lifetime of impoverished living and return to normal lifestyle…..”   DePaolo’s World – Thoughts and impressions on Workers’ compensation and Life:  Can O’Worms

YEP. The legislated ability of non-performing attorneys to have liens on a case that hinders ability for competent replacement when initial attorney choices have been poorly made by ill-informed Injured Workers is a huge ethical problem.

That harms not only the injured workers, but taxpayers and the legal community.

The lack of knowledge of body parts, return to work strategies, obtaining medical care and competent providers, as well as lack of expertise in mediation and structured settlements is another gap in attorney performance that harms many.

It’s good for the defense side, though. They bank on it, don’t they? :/ Isn’t that part of what keeps cases churning for years and years and years, with a little periodic hand-wringing by various ‘stakeholders’ about ain’t it awful for the poor injured, unemployed, disabled-by-comp workers? : (

When even the Information and Assistance Officers, (officers of the Court?) as in California, insist that WorkComp is an “adversarial system” that is yet another problem identified requiring complete transformation; barring transformation, complete and total demolition is required.

If there is no intention or will to provide “immediate, reasonable and appropriate medical care”…. why not just call it an extermination program, based on outcomes?

WorkComp Exterminations —– there’s little compensation for the Injured Workers, and too many PAY WITH THEIR LIVES after long, torturous ordeals. Most Injured Workers have the same story—-just different names and different body parts. Quite similar outcomes. Survey the real doctors. Ask the Super Lawyers.

When attorneys play a numbers game with the lives of injured workers, accept denials of medical care and benefits for years, in hopes the attorneys may ‘hit a jackpot’ on another case it seems to be not only ethical violations, but breach of fiduciary responsibilities of applicant attorneys, evidenced by the years and years (50 or 60 in CA?) of dismal outcomes for the injured workers and other taxpayers.

“It’s the proverbial can of worms and complete satisfaction is unattainable, at least in the current configuration of workers’ compensation.” – David DePaolo:      Read the article here:  Can O’Worms

cartoon-worms

YEP. THANKS DAVID DePAOLO! TIME FOR CHANGE!

 

PS:  #SOS

Shawback April 29, 2016 at 7:54 PM   

My husband has finally gotten in front of a judge for a settlement hearing after almost 10 years. We often think our attorney is on the other side. We weren’t told we could have a witness other than me & when we asked if our friend of 40 years could testify he said “no, we don’t want it to sound rehearsed “.
Then he requested that I write a list of questions that he should ask me when I testify.
Any advice?

 Comment on a Comment on The Original Post:

When you are represented, you are somewhat at the mercy of the party retained to represent you.

Ten years?!!! That’s not uncommon. If your attorney is asking you to do his/her job, that is very much a red flag. Same attorney for the entire 10 years? What outcome is this attorney preparing you for?

Best to have that conversation and understanding prior to getting in front of the judge, IMHO.

It might be worth a second opinion and A willingness to change counsel if you find a more responsive and proactive and prepared representative.

An alternative is to consider mediation and a structured settlement discussion PRIOR to the hearing. If your current Counsel’s negotiating skills are lacking, a mediator can possibly bridge that gap. Search LinkedIn for MEDIATORS and find ones with WorkComp expertise.

What State is the case in? How much time before the hearing?

There is a group called National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers with a wealth of other injured Workers willing to share experience strength hope and resources. Check them out!

Browse through all of David DePaolo’s blogs for an excellent overview of the national WorkComp systems. Search his blogs for articles on settlements.

Never give up. Help your husband protect himself and your family. The system does not protect and it sounds questionable that your current Counsel may be of much help. DO Your HOMEWORK. BE PREPARED for more of the same that you have already experienced in the past 10 years. Sorry.

Know that you are not alone and that many best wishes are coming your way from Injured Workers around the nation who know your pain! Let’s see who else weighs in with a kind word, hope, strategy or resources.

BLOG ABOUT IT! You can start a Blog with the question you posted and watch your network build! Settlement is not “the end” so continue to reach out for survival tips!

Take care of yourself and your family, and tell your story your friends and neighbors because
“WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW”

Remember Remember:  Charles Romano, RIP

 

The Antithesis of Robin Hood

“The unfortunate story of Charles Romano acutely demonstrates the perversity of this arrangement.”

“Romano, if you recall, sustained an industrial injury and during the course of treatment incurred the infectious methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus that shut down his lungs and kidneys and paralyzed him below the shoulders.”

“The adjuster for third party administrator, Sedgwick Claims Services, overrode physician requests and a judge’s order to provide appropriate medical care, and Romano died as a result.”

“That the state also profits is the height of hypocrisy.”

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“Without a blog, an Injured Worker is UNARMED in the War On Workers”     #Blog4Life, Freedom, Liberty & Justice for all.

 

Remember Remember…. We Are The Media Now.

 

WE DO NOT….FORGET.

 

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Comments?  Join the National Discussions.   Here or there, because WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

 

“Without a personal blog, an Injured Worker is unarmed in the War On Workers, #WoW!” – MyWorkCompCoach.com

i blog therefore i am a work comp survivor watch for e course

Watch for the eCourse – WorkCompSurvival and Virtual Combat Skills

“Without a personal blog, an Injured Worker is unarmed in the War On Workers, #WoW!” 

I BLOG THEREFORE I AM A WORK COMP SURVIVOR - BE ONE TOO

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

Bootcamp to focus on eBooks and eCourses for the ‘Infantry’ fighting the War on Workers? IMAGINE THAT!

FYI – Amy’s “Bootcamp” is helping ME focus and put together an eBook and eCourse for the ‘Infantry’ fighting the #WarOnWorkers!

At Coastline Acquire Brain Injury Program in Newport Beach, California, attendees were told that if we don’t get to return to work, finding a way to volunteer time, talent and expertise can be very rewarding!

What’s YOUR WorkComp Story?

WE ALL HAVE A STORY TO TELL

“WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW”


 

“Are YOU ready to creatively grow your biz and attract more paying clients?”

“Bootcamp is just what I needed! Thank you for concisely cutting through to my biggest intention. Putting together a program and ebook is exactly what I have had on the back burner, and I am ready to make it a reality (with your help)! You have really helped me narrow in my focus after so much going on over the last few years.”

Thank you, Amy! You are a total rockstar and a true inspiration!!”

~ Linda Ayres

www.myworkcompcoach.com 


 

MARCH is #Brain Injury Awareness Month and #Fukushima Awareness Month!

PS If you can’t #Blog4TheCure, write a book; create an e-course too! Amy can help you, too!

you willl see it when you believe it


See more below about Amy Zellmer’s coaching programs.  Contact Amy here.
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Amy  is a contributing writer at Huffington post, a successful photographer and long time coach, and has already written her book.  She has a number of e-courses, and she is out there giving interviews and keynote speeches about Brain Injury, too!
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If you’re an injured worker, take some of Amy’s free courses.  You’ll like them!  She is not an injured worker but she is a Friend of Injured Workers!
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Let’s also see what we can do about organizing some scholarships, since we know that “Vocational Rehabilitation” is practically non-existent in the World of WorkComp!
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Even if you just learn a little more about Social Media if you’re on the WorkComp rest and wait and wait and wait program, if you do get medical treatment and the ability to return to work, you’ll be readier than if you don’t!  You’ll have a better shot at maintaining your ‘sanity’ with a good working knowledge of the internet.
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Remember remember: WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW!   SEE MORE!   Below is from one of Amy’s email campaigns!  Do you see the potentials?



Do you have plenty of clients?? Is your biz where you want it to be??? OR Are you ready to grow your biz and attract more paying clients????

Do you have plenty of clients?? Is your biz where you want it to be??? OR Are you ready to grown your biz and attract more paying client????
You have TWO choices: 1. keep doing what you’ve been doing and keep getting the same ol’ results 2. Work with me by your side for the next 90 days to amp up your marketing, grow your business, and get more paying clients!!
  
Do you have plenty of clients??
Is your biz where you want it to be???
OR
Are you ready to grown your biz and
attract more paying client????
You have TWO choices:
1. keep doing what you’ve been doing and keep getting the
same ol’ results
2. Work with me by your side for the next 90 days to amp up your marketing, grow your business, and get more paying clients!!
Join me for the Marketing Makeover Bootcamp
Join me for the Marketing Makeover Bootcamp

Sign up NOW and for the next 90 days we will work together to create a marketing strategy that is perfect for you and your biz.
All this for ONLY $299
(or 3 payments of $125)

A TESTIMONIAL FROM LINDA!!!

 “Bootcamp is just what I needed! Thank you for concisely cutting through to my biggest intention. Putting together a program and ebook is exactly what I have had on the back burner, and I am ready to make it a reality (with your help)! You have really helped me narrow in my focus after so much going on over the last few years.”
Thank you, Amy! You are a total rockstar and a true inspiration!!”
~ Linda Ayres

www.myworkcompcoach.com  

ACT TODAY AND GET A FREE BONUS!
Sign up for the Marketing Makeover Bootcamp TODAY and you will also receive my Rockstar Academy absolutely free!
www.mycreativebizcoach.com/rockstar-academy/
Get my Rockstar Academy FREE!!
Get my Rockstar Academy FREE!!

Receive this 6 week digital course that is guaranteed to compliment your Bootcamp experience ABSOLUTELY FREE if you register for Bootcamp TODAY!!

The combined value on the bootcamp AND the Academy
is over $5000 and you can get it all for only $299
(or two payments of $125)
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?!!
  Warmly,
Amy Zellmer, My Creative Biz Coach
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