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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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

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#OccupyWorkComp #OccupyVirtually 

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

“…In the meantime, I welcome your thoughts about what the SI might focus on and who might best serve as “visiting fellows” to help fullfill our plan and agenda as they evolve. Please feel free to share here….”    Chris Mandel, RF, CPCU, ARM-E  Director at the Sedgwick Institute

 

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

Thank you for creating this group, [Sedgwick Institute – on LinkedIn ] and for being open to participation by Injured Workers who have dodged some bullets in the system, and got out alive.

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

It can be used as a study piece that this community of thought leaders may find some new perspectives and identification of issues requiring solutions and resolutions.

Professional friends, upon learning of my workplace injuries, advised ‘get out of work comp by any means necessary, it will kill you!’ Later, some of the same people, and new professionals, said they had never seen anyone fight so hard for life and exit from the system. Believe it or not, a warm and somewhat fuzzy best wishes letter even arrived from the defense.

I am currently collecting stories from other Injured Workers in hopes to present issues for the “National Discussions” that appear to be in progress.

Many of us are extremely grateful for the stellar reporting of the investigative reporters that provided America with the information in The Demolition of Workers Compensation, that may serve to save more lives. Many of us hope for an encore. I personally hope that investigative reporters will be invited into this group, and encouraged to participate and demolish the existing systems, and replace them with ones that reflect values of life, liberty, and justice for all.

I seem to ‘scare’ some people with some of my out-of-the-box ideas, but over the course of my career, prior to the workplace injury, I had also supported some very powerful captains of industry. Thinking small is not second nature to me.

I will watch and read, and practice some restraint in this group, seeing it as a huge opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of not only Injured Workers, but in the lives of providers & workers on the ‘short-end-of-the-work-comp-stick.’

My WorkComp Coach

#Blog4TheCure #DodgeRadsNow #OccupyVirtually


  • Linda Ayres

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Kind regards,
    Linda


  • Linda Ayres

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW  RED DOT

 

If you’re an Injured Worker —  use this opportunity wisely, for the greatest good for the greatest numbers of Injured Workers.  It might even help you get your case moving toward mediation and resolution.

It is my hope and prayer for each of you to find a way out of the system — it’s the only way you will survive.  There is life after the horrors of work comp.  Believe that!

HOLD ON AND LET GO!  YOU’RE NOT ALONE.  

IT WON’T BE EASY.  KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

#Blog4Freedom, Life, Liberty and Justice for All!

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FURTHER ACTION:   Request to Join the Sedgwick Institute – LinkedIn Group… remember….no hitting, kicking, spitting, name calling or street talk.   These people have jobs!  If you’re a professional, join and share — you do not have the right to remain silent.

Remember, most WorkComp groups don’t want to know about Injured Workers as real people, let alone hear horror stories.  It makes them feel, and they can’t proceed, if they start to have feelings that Injured Workers are humans, being subjected to some of the most unimaginable events for the profits of the few.

One Veteran suggested, “Tell them to conduct themselves as if they are Prisoners of War. They will know what to do, and how to survive, and how escape.”

Let’s hope for a PEACE TREATY, restitution and reconciliations along with rehabilitations.

While many hope for only retribution for the offenders, let that go for now.

It’s  dangerous out there…. SURVIVE FIRST, GET OUT OF THE SYSTEM, RECOVER, THEN COME BACK AND FIGHT THAT GOOD FIGHT, PERHAPS WITH SOME ALLIES.

Maybe we will collectively witness rehabilitations and transformations.

You’ve done your time — now seek your freedom, and learn what you can to build a new life.

The Age of Information can set you free. It’s a Freedom Train….  if you case is too complex, find some help to tell the story as succinctly as possible.   You have 30 seconds to grab the attention of influencers.

Remember, everybody already knows what you have endured, and all your ‘evidence’ and medical records don’t mean much at all.

BE OPEN TO SETTLEMENT.  HAVE AN OPEN HEART, OPEN MIND, EMPTY BRIEFCASE, AND IF YOU HAVE TO DITCH YOUR ATTORNEY, DO IT, AND FIGHT FOR YOUR OWN LIFE.  THEY GET PAID ANYWAY.

FOCUS ON BEST OUTCOMES….MAKE IT A WISH LIST, PUT YOUR HEALTH AND FREEDOM FIRST.   “BELIEVE IT, AND IT IS.”




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More Talking Points for a GLOBAL SUMMIT on WorkComp Resolutions! WHAT ELSE? THINK THINK THINK

WE ALL HAVE A STORY TO TELL

And what WorkComp Survival and Virtual Combat Skills can YOU recommend for each of these points?

The WorkComp industry has a number of industry blogs and injured workers have relatively few.  Injured Workers are, on the whole, AFRAID TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ATROCITIES THEY EXPERIENCE!  THEY FEAR THE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND RETALIATION.  THEY FEAR THE ‘FLAWED’ REPORTS OF DOCTORS WHO CLEARLY WORK FOR THAT INDUSTRY.  THEY ARE AFRAID BECAUSE THEY LOSE THEIR HEALTH, THEIR JOBS, THEIR HOMES, AND TOO OFTEN, THEIR VERY LIVES!

Lawyers who purport to represent and protect injured workers are often lax about blogging and speaking up.  Sure, discussions over drinks at fancy conferences, but nothing that can really help save a life.  Their organizations ban injured workers and their office staff often deal with injured workers with sheer contempt and disdain.

How few providers in WorkComp who actually know REAL INJURED WORKERS is astonishing!  How few Adjusters and Defense attorneys have ever met any REAL INJURED WORKERS?

How often does an Injured Worker’s attorney ever meet face to face or take a phone call after the retaining papers are signed?  This aloofness alllows them to call work comp horror stories ‘hyperbole’ — because if they really had to face the harsh realities of what their industry does to people around the world, those capable of feelings of guilt and shame would clearly be overwhelmed with remorse.   The others, not so much.

How many WorkComp industry people actually allow Injured Workers into their social media discussion groups? Happy to report, more and more are doing so, and they may even be benefiting by discovering new perspectives!

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

So, if you like this blog, and if you’re a fan of AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com/list-of-posts/ nominate it for the ‘2016 Best Blogs’ event by WorkersCompensation.com

http://workerscompensation.com/workers_comp_best_blogs.php
Categories to nominate THIS blog?  How about National Issues, Safety/Prevention, Injured Worker and Civil Rights?   Thanks Bob Wilson!  

 

Bob Wilson and I see eye to eye on quite little, but I think it’s because he doesn’t really know too many real injured workers.  When his own are hammered by the system, he has been known to publicly rise to the occasion, in some quite valiant words.

David DePaolo’s blog, DePaolo’s World, really walks the line and incites critical thinking by all parties, touching extremely sensitive and volatile topics, with profits AND the Common Good in mind.

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

 

Leave your comments below or send to help@myworkcompcoach.com

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WorkComp Survival and (Virtual) Combat Skills —

#WOW – It’s a WarOnWorkers!  Who knew!!!

 

  1. Congratulations on Your Job!  But Wait — about The Benefits! [‘All of This Because Somebody Got Hurt at Work’]
  2. Hurt on the Job? Uh Oh!  HOPE FOR THE BEST — PREPARE TO FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
  3. Lawyer Up or Self-Represent?
  4. How does it work?
  5. Who are the Key Players?
  6. How do you get medical care?  Hint: Cross your fingers and hope you don’t die first!
  7. What to Track:  Money In/Money Out/Money Stopped; Doctor appointments — arrival, names, notes, tests, directions, prescriptions, off work notices; Get and read copies of all medical reports and appeals, get business cards of all parties.  Line up a forensic accounting team; you’ll need it! “Magic Math” and “Funny Money” seems a standard operating procedure; “Calculation Obfuscations ‘R Us!”
  8. What to do if treatment is denied (and it will be denied, FACT!  APPEAL, SQUEAL AND SQUEEK — JUST WHISTLE)
  9. Why Blog?  What to blog — What not to blog?1399166808228
  10. Suspect Fraud?  Uh oh!  FIGHT BACK!
  11. Suspect Collusion?  Uh oh! FIGHT BACK!
  12. Did HR send a Get Well Card and Speedy Recovery Wishes?
  13. Are you disabled?  File for Social Security Disability immediately if you expect to be off work 1 year or more (Hint: If it’s work comp, count on it! File churning, obfuscation of facts, fraud and chicanery often caused delay, denial, deceptions and death.  FILE TODAY;  If you’re lucky enough to get legit medical care and return to work, welcome to that “1%” crowd!
  14. Follow THESE Blogs – Comment on Industry Blogs
  15. Join the #CommitteeOfBloggers – WE WORK LIKE ANTZ  – Use these memes and hashtags too!
  16. Lost your sanity, job, home and health?  Uh-oh!  Find an advocate to help you fight back – LEARN TO WHISTLE!  #JustWhistle, #Tweet, #Blog, #Post, #Pin etc.
  17. Tell YOUR story here and there [What Happens When Americans Are Hurt on the Job? Help ProPublica Investigate] and Tell your Friends and Neighbors and Elected Officials…. do your best to BE SUCCINCT….. “What it used to be like, what happened, and what it’s like now”  Figure you have 30 seconds to grab attention, and two minutes to hold it in a call to action.  #Blog4TheCure
  18. Go Fund Me?  If you don’t ask, you won’t get.  TRANSCEND LEARNED HELPLESSNESS; BE CREATIVE!   (Read also #TheFirstLeaflet)
  19. Join a Class Action in Your State or NationFISH ORGANIZE
  20. Settlement Time?  Yeah, right.
  21. Then What…. HOW DO YOU MOVE ON POST-WORK COMP?   How to RISE LIKE THE PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES? Hint 1:  study Rules of Verbal Self Defense against Corporate Psychopaths; Hint 2: see what the Harvard crowd suggests:

    When an Argument Gets Too Heated, Here’s What to Say

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  22. Ask:  About Your Radiation This Week – Bob Nichols, Writer

Remember Remember that  All Nuclear Reactor Leak All of the Time and that radiation poisoning compromises the immune system.

Radiation and Health PU239 etc

‘Pray for the Dead and Dying, Fight Like Hell for The Living, #DodgeTheRads and #OccupyVirtually

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#InjuredWorkersUniting  #SilentNoMore

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

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW RED DOT

WHAT ACTIONS CAN YOU TAKE TODAY?

Bloggers:

Injured Workers:

Attorneys:

Providers:

Adjusters:

Legislators:

Law Enforcement:

Civil Rights & Human Rights Advocates:

PEOPLE OF GOODWILL:

FOLLOW THIS BLOG AT MY WORKCOMP COACH and SHARE IT.  DISCUSS IT IN YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA GROUPS.  EMAIL IT TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FRENEMIES!  BE CREATIVE!

WATCH FOR INJURED WORKER STORIES FROM THE WORKCOMP COUCH!

 

What’s YOUR WorkComp Story?

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