WHAT WORKCOMP MEDIATION CAN LOOK LIKE

Here is a communication shared with a few injured workers and medical care providers who have been battling the system for years.  It was written so that it could just be given to the attorney, if warranted.  Maybe it will help you also?  
Please let me know if it brings other questions to your mind, and we’ll see about answering them in another blog, in a general way, so others may also be helped.   Or, we can find some experts to address the issues in greater detail.

These are some rough thoughts on how mediation with a structured settlement team and Medicare Set Aside Expert can help move a WorkComp case to Settlement, freeing up an Injured Worker to get medical care. It is really quite simple and effective.

The drawing attached is a “mind-map” created as a draft and talking points for the blog.

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DISCLAIMER:  This is not legal, accounting or tax advice and you are encouraged to seek professional advice from same before entering into any agreements with anybody.

Insurance carriers are often inclined to AGREE TO MEDIATE when “RESERVES” are known to be high.  Via a structured settlement situation, they somehow save money with spending future dollars and not all in one chunk.

A good Structured Settlement negotiator is key, and a good, EXPERIENCED WorkComp MEDIATOR.   There seems to be a whole new venue of “Medicare Set Aside” experts, which the Mediation/Settlement team can probably recommend.  Social Security is a mine-field, so stay alert and be prepared for anything.

Mediation seems to work for unrepresented injured workers, but it’s more work for all parties, and some people won’t do it.

If you have legal representation willing to step aside and let settlement negotiations take place, it can be win/win/win for all parties, and more importantly, can mean freedom and restoration of civil rights for the injured workers.

Some attorneys representing Injured Workers are even known to accept their portion of settlement on a structured basis, as it also has some tax benefits, if I understand it correctly.

Often, the “parties reach agreement, subject to a confidentiality agreement” and the injured worker is spared years of delays, denied medical care and legal anguish.  The carriers often save money, and close the books.  Attorneys get paid, even when they have done little to facilitate resolution and settlement.

So, remembers, it is NOT ARBITRATION.  Mediation takes place outside of WorkComp arena and is approved by a WorkComp Judge upon completion.

Mediate.com is a resource that shows how few professionals are involved in WorkComp SOLUTIONS in California.    There are several structured settlement companies that also specialize in WorkComp structured settlements.

If you or your attorney would like the contact information for a couple of professionals, please feel free to let me know.   Using my name may or may not be beneficial.  One California Brain Injury Super Lawyer allegedly told one TBI Survivor “you are very lucky to have Linda as an advocate on your behalf.”   Others have said that I “scare industry people”….

If your attorney says the carrier and defense will not settle, he/she may not have all the information and tools to make that happen.  It can start with a simple call to the defense with a question, “What will it take to settle this case now?”

If your attorney wants some encouragement to explore settlement possibilities, feel free to have him/her contact me.

“Anytime, anywhere any Injured Worker reaches out for help, I want helping hands to be there, and for that, I am responsible.”

Best wishes,
Linda Ayres

WorkCompLinda@gmail.com
MyWorkCompCoach.com

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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 …

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 …

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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HOW CAN WE SAVE LIVES AND FREE THE HOSTAGES OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?

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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.

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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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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?

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

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Injured Workers’ Stories Are The Same – minor differences are names, body parts and case numbers – Ask a Doctor or Lawyer for confirmation

Ask Your Injured Friends and Neighbors, too!

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“The reason you draw the reactions from these folks is not because you are being vilified, or because they have a disdain for the injured worker with a voice or any other malicious reason.”

“It is very simple – you offer nothing positive relative to change.”

“Anyone can complain. Few do anything to effectuate change.”

“Drawing attention to the negative, which you have done for the past several years, does nothing to further the conversation, offers no solutions, provides no road map.”

REALLY????

…It simply is not enough to complain. Everyone has a complaint. A complaint without a solution is bulls**t. You may as well just dig a hole and hide because no one is going to pay attention.

Everyone knows that bad sh*t happens in work comp and that there are profiteers off of the injured. That’s no secret.

So what are YOU going to do about it? …. Anonymous Industry Mouthpiece

The contempt and disdain that masks the dangers to Injured Workers by the industry profiteers is undeniable and sounds pretty darn dangerous, doesn’t it?

They ‘might be right.’

I wonder what if the 30,000 + viewers of AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com have any opinions on the foregoing statements?  If so, please tell me more at WorkCompLinda@gmail.com

Watch for future issues of MyWorkCompCoach.com for strategies on how to deal with such interactions.  Remember remember Ghandi…

‘First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then…YOUR BLOG POSTS GO VIRAL!’  – or something like that, huh?   xooxoxo

I want to find a way to propose solutions to help Injured Workers escape the WC System with their lives.  The laws are unenforced and meaningless.

I have a collection of Injured Worker stories, most of whom prefer to be Anonymous.  Watch for them.  They include, but are not limited to, in progress tragedies apparently caused by Sedgwick and others.  Most have poor-to-no legal representation, advocacy, medical care or benefits.  Yes, in America! An AMERICAN DIRTY OPEN SECRET.

Too many lawyers just make stuff up to protect profits by any means necessary. The US Constitution is mocked by the WorkCompsters, and far worse, they get away with it.  You don’t look.  You don’t care. Till you’re stuck in the box car, heading for the death camps of WorkComp.  Enough is enough.

It will require teams of mediators and structured settlement people. Would you find that of any interest? Start with a plan to release all POW’s who have been in the WorkComp System 4 or more years…..within 12 months, with the help and supervision of the National Guard.

It requires “arming ” Injured Workers with the ability to blog and share their stories, heinous as most of them are.

I am also in the process creating a course for Injured Workers to empower them with Work Comp Survival and Virtual Combat Skills!  Watch for it!

I am wondering about the possibilities of a collaborative effort and ezine and possible Tele summit to unite voice of any good people in Workers Compensation with victims of WorkComp to lead legitimate national discussions “Of the People, By the People and For the People.”

I am one voice speaking on behalf of Injured Workers. There are a few of us.

Canadians and Australians seem more vocal about the same class atrocities. Perhaps they don’t fear their governments like so many American’s do?  Has our Constitution become so meaningless that an entire industry can profit by destroying a segment of the Working Class?   ‘When they come for you, there will be no one left to speak for you…’

Most injured workers are too terrified of the WorkCompsters and their legislated fraud and surveillance and threats, compounding denied medical care and benefits.  Doesn’t that truth make you shake your head and want to shout, “NOT IN THIS COUNTRY!!!”

The Injured Worker stories are the same — minor differences are names, body parts, and case numbers.  The outcomes are much the same too…with degrees of further maligned health,  income and job losses, botched surgeries, risk/cost shifts to taxpayers via Social Security and prison systems, ETC.

Some experts insist that the best injured workers can hope for in America is social security disability and an early death.   Really, some industry investigative reporting from the dark side, huh?

Others suggest that the best American’s can hope for is a program to provide ‘food for the poor injured workers’ rather than LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR MEDICAL CARE AND BENEFITS, indictments from criminal conduct of the WorkCompsters, and the protection by the National Guard for extreme CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN EVERY STATE IN THE UNION.

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Congress didn’t offer assistance with food banks for poor tortured and abused Injured Workers.   Here’s the October 2015 letter where the ten signers clearly offer assistance, that could indeed come in the deployment of the National Guard, since State agencies also fail injured workers, nationally.

“….and whether added authorities are needed to better ensure that the interests of injured workers and taxpayers are protected.”

We say, keep your bags of surplus food out of the legal functioning of WorkComp…ENFORCE THE LAWS THAT ARE IN PLACE TO PROTECT INJURED WORKERS, AND INDICT THE OFFENDERS THAT READILY COMMIT FRAUD WITH INTENT TO DENY MEDICAL CARE, AND WORSE.

If the laws are unenforceable, then there is no choice but to immediately demolish the workers compensation systems and commence trials for the crimes being committed against every Injured Worker in America, and taxpayers, and employers and legitimate service providers.  You could be their next victim.

I am a work comp survivor, who was extremely unsuccessful in finding competent legal counsel.  Nevertheless, in pro per, ‘the parties reached resolution, subject to confidentiality agreement.”  #BloggersSurviveWorkComp

Doctor and Lawyer pals advised to “get out of the workers comp system by any means necessary; it will kill you.”   Some later said that in their entire careers, they never saw anybody fight so hard to survive WorkComp.

One such ‘fan’ suggested that I create a ‘coaching program.’  From that simple encouragement, I began working on a new blog, MyWorkCompCoach.com and an eCourse, Surviving Work Comp and Virtual Combat Skills on Teachable.

Personal ‘rebranding’  post-WorkComp is difficult when hearing fresh horror stories, while being continuously assaulted by industry trolls and their ilk.  It can, however, be accomplished, with a little help from our friends.

I have been a strong advocate for the CompLaude Awards 2014-2015 and I used my resources to also share in the social media communities about the recent 2016 best blogs contest.

A search of the website, AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com results in pages of and pages of posts about the Comp Laude event.  Ditto for the ‘Best Blogs’ event.  Call it ‘drivel’ if they will.  Sticks and Stones…..

We also shared news of the Sedgwick Institute Linked in group, for what it’s worth, after reading weeks before of the mega-funded SEDGWICK INSTITUTE, allegedly established to investigate the ‘issues’ of WorkComp.  Search my blogs for further info.  Google it.

I blog extensively, to the best of my abilities, as I recover from Worker’s Compensation and brain injury.  My anti-nuclear efforts have suffered tremendously due to WorkComp battles, but it has helped to see the parallels between the ‘PROFITS BEFORE LIVES’ nuclear and insurance industries, and the ‘swaths’ of 21st Century Sonderkommando.

I live near Joshua Tree National Park in California, USA. I am much nicer than I may appear in my blogs, and while my ability to speak is still impaired and challenging, I can speak but written communications are much easier for me, post-injury. If you have a story to share, send it to me.  We Are The Media Now.

Please let me know if you think there might be mutual benefit in a discussion. I have several projects on the table and it seems that the industry has amped up their propaganda blitz in a feeble effort to neutralize or mitigate the truths exposed in the 2015 Insult to Injury / Demolition of Worker’s Compensation series.

“Injured Workers without a blog are Unarmed and Unprotected In The WarOnWorkers!  #WoW”

Here are the industry’s picks of the Best Blogs of 2016.  Note the absence of Injured Worker Representation.

They all seem tasked with a propaganda launch to attempt to mitigate the truths exposed in 2015 by ProPublica and NPR efforts that just exposed the tip of the iceberg.  They are apparently having a ‘secret’ national discussion in May…. we’ll see what comes of that, won’t we.  So far, not so good in the open-ness and transparency arenas.  Attacks on Injured Workers seem to be escalating, and tales of WC Nurses posing as employees at doctors offices have been reported to be threatening, intimidating and terrorizing injured workers at doctor’s appointments.  SMH…. thinking, ‘NOT IN THIS COUNTRY!!’

InjuredWorkersUniting!  SilentNoMore!

Share the link.  We’ll create another directory with Injured Worker reviews of the accuracy of their content, in due course.

Follow them all, and search their sites to see which ones actually bother to report on WorkComp Fraud legitimately…. the carriers seem to have the most indictments, and employees weigh in at less than 1%.  Follow that money trail.

JOIN IN THE DISCUSSIONS ON LINKEDIN.…  and tell your friends and neighbors; your governments already know.

You might also peruse these blogs for some potentially inspiring thoughts for actions….  “It takes a village.”

MyWorkCompCoach.com

AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com

“I BLOG, THEREFORE I AM A WORKCOMP SURVIVOR.  BE ONE , TOO.”

What’s YOUR WorkComp Story?

–It’s a simple questionnaire; remember, once we know you’re in WorkComp, WE KNOW ALL THE DETAILS OF YOUR STORY.  IT’S AN OPEN SECRET.

#DodgeTheRads

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

GOT WORMS?

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“…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

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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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