#WorkComp in America: “Homo homini lupus est”

#InjuredWorkersUniting!

#WorkCompCentral #CompLaude Gala Awards #InjuredWorker category Nominee and Finalist with TBI…. Oh My! Huh?!

Life with TBI is so

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.  SHARE YOUR STORY HERE TOO. (OR not!)

This blog, ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS, is an example of what can happen when a corporation has a policy of …

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Don’t call 9-11, don’t drive a head-injured worker to a hospital or emergency room, have a good laugh at the fall in a sales meeting, encourage completing work shift then driving 20 miles down an icy-mountain road then 40 more miles of desert 2-lane road to get to “go to any doctor that takes work comp insurance” and provides an incomplete DWC-1 form (no insurance carrier info; then emails later with a list of providers that no longer accept work comp insurance and demands to cease seeing the doctor seen on date of injury; defense firm later insists said action is “proper service” of an alleged ‘MPN’), no-get-well-wishes, no follow up, erroneous info, reliance on EAP to facilitate first doctors (shifting burden to health insurance vs work comp carrier) (then adjuster has extensive phone conversation with EAP designated doctor regarding severity of injuries and shortly thereafter terminates benefits, stiffing said doctor for 4 appointment payments also),  no intervention to help an injured worker for nearly 3 years, no participation in FEHA interactive process, no apparent return to work program–with or without ADA accommodations, “the silent treatment” if pro-active nearly destitute injured worker is the only attendee at a corporate public JOB FAIR in an attempt to facilitate “RTW,”

Further policies appear to include introduction of injured worker to the State Welfare Systems and the generosity of charitable organizations such as THE SALVATION ARMY because of failures to provide medically necessary treatment for ‘going on 3 years’ and refusing to pay disability benefits, causing loss of professional credentials and complicating work injuries because of failures to provide immediate, reasonable and necessary medical care and shifting all burdens of the WorkComp policy benefits to others….

Defense firm attempted to coerce first year premature Settlement, without repeatedly requested brain injury evaluations and treatments,  for $100k less attorney fees, that required full release of all liability, it required resignation from job, forfeiture of any/all State disability/Medicare benefits for “3 years” with callous disregard for life itself.  File appears to have been churned churned churned repeatedly.  Injured worker is out of pocket nearly $30,000, for self-procuring physician requested treatments and evaluations that the insurance carrier or and defense firm denied repeatedly until the new law, when the buck could be further passed on ‘non-recommendations’ for treatment by non-brain injury experts.

District Attorney indicated the complaints “have merit”….but that was quite a while ago.  EEOC asked why the brain-injured worker waited so long to complain.  One lawyer, after repeated attempts to find competent legal representation, after file review, concluded with the question, “So why did you wait more than 2 years for medical care for a brain injury?”  D’oh!

IF THAT’S WORK COMP, WE, THE INJURED WORKERS SAY…. NO THANKS TO THOSE WHO PLACE “PROFITS BEFORE LIVES”

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Earlier in 2014, the State Adult Protective Services intervened in response to complaints of financial terrorism compounding the failures to provide medical treatment for, at that time, over two years.

Ask About Brain Injuries and “Perseveration” of pen, words, thoughts and neuro-misfirings; for those in #WorkComp who do not know, the “brain” is a body part located in the head region.  A witnessed slip and fall “backwards” on ice only has the “skull” to break the fall; see illustration:

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“Homo homini lupus est”

WILLING TO LEARN

What a GALA they have planned! #WorkCompCentral!  See the Video Here: https://ww3.workcompcentral.com/

We applaud David DePaolo and his Colleagues, Staff and Organization for Initiation and Continuation of the CompLaude Awards Gala!   That’s pretty gutsy, and the impact must be far reaching!  Thank you for the privilege of being considered in the InjuredWorker category, and if we can be of any assistance to make it a National, then an International Search for Nominations in the future, let us know.

#InjuredWorkersUniting…… WE’LL KEEP BETTER TRACK OF THE GOOD GUYS & GALS IN THE FUTURE, and become some of the Top Contributors to the Nominations Processes.

Like sages of old used to say, ‘FIND THOSE WORKING TO MAKE IT A KINDER, GENTLER NATION AND STRENGTHEN THEIR HANDS’

COMP LAUDE AWARDS

https://ww3.workcompcentral.com/

Nominations for Comp Laude Categories

WE’LL DO MORE LATER.  THERE WERE SOME TIME WASTING DISTRACTIONS AND HEATED ALLEGATIONS FOR AN INJURED WORKER TO CONSIDER PARTICIPATION IN AN “INDUSTRY” EVENT SUCH AS #CompLaude nominations and nominees FROM A SMALL GROUP OF ANGRY INJURED WORKERS –CONCERNED ABOUT THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF WORKCOMP AND MORE—WHEN ASKED TO SHARE THEIR STORIES FOR A NEW INJURED WORKER BLOG THAT WAS INTENDED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT. OH WELL.   THEY BLEW IT AGAIN!  CARPE DIEM, Y’ALL.

THE SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACKS APPEARED TO BE FROM AGENT PROVACTEURS ATTEMPTING TO DERAIL ALL EFFORTS TO FIND THOSE HELPING –NOT HURTING– and thereby possibly extending lives IN THE WORK COMP USA PROCESSES.

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.  SO DO WE.  “SMFH.  TTFN”

WILLING TO LEARN

  1. Remember about PIMM patsies. Forget about BS of “establishing trust”. The first thing PIMM destroys is trust and you need to be aware that he tries to entice your weaker colleagues to spy on you. In such environment a weaker personalities often adopts the role of patsy as a self-protection mechanism and might even comply and even try to provoke you to “frank talk” that will be reported to PIMM. The environment PIMM creates is characterized by old Latin quote “Homo homini lupus est” ( Man is a wolf to his fellow-man.) They build up a power base and because they are paranoid, they turn all subordinates into paranoia wrecks: everyone becomes afraid of everyone else and the work culture begins to reflect the personality of the leader. Team soon became resemble a pack of frightened dogs.   See more here: http://www.softpanorama.org/Social/Toxic_managers/Communication/rules_of_verbal_self_defense.shtml
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For Anybody Interested in Some Facts About

Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injuries:

“You Look Great!” — Inside a TBI – YouTube  ► 6:21► 6:21

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    This video has been entered into the 2011 Neuro Film Festival from the American Academy of Neurology ...

  • “You Look Great!” : Inside a Traumatic Brain Injury – YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL432C94EB3256C634

    by The You Look Great Project Byler; 6 videos; 894 views; 55 minutes. Parts One through Six. ‘”You Look Great!” Inside a Traumatic Brain Injury’, tells the story of  …

     GET THE BOOK TOO…
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    GET THIS BOOK TOO….
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    In October 2014, I enrolled in the Coastline ABI program.  Without TTD benefits and LTD benefits, the way to continue participation in this one-to-two year program remains an unsolved mystery.  A “Go-Fund-Me” fundraising event within the Timeshare and TBI world may be necessary if Wyndham and it’s agents continue to shirk legal and moral responsiblities.
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    SEE ALSO HOW CALIFORNIA IS LEADING THE WAY AT:

    COASTLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM

    Acquired Brain Injury

    Imagine your skill set is some sort of elaborate Lego structure you use daily. Suddenly, something completely unforeseen happens and your structure crumbles. Some pieces have even gone missing. But you need the structure in order to function in your everyday life. So, you start to rebuild… (read more : view the blog archive)

    Watch the ABI Program Student Video

    What Is the ABI Program?

    Coastline’s ABI Program is a demanding one-year educational program designed to provide structured cognitive retraining for adults who have sustained a brain injury due to traumatic (such as a motor vehicle accident or fall) or non-traumatic (such as a non-age-related stroke, brain tumor or infection) injuries.

    Each year, according to the Brain Injury Association, more than 700,000 Americans sustain brain damage from traumatic head injuries alone. Most are between the ages of 15 and 30 – young, active, involved individuals, suddenly and unexpectedly disabled.

    In many cases, impaired attention and concentration, memory disturbances, language disabilities, and/or loss of reasoning skills prevent these individuals from resuming even minimal pre-accident activities. Awareness of limitations and shattered career and personal goals lead to frustration and depression, further contributing to the individual’s unemployment, isolation and alienation from friends, family and community.

    Coastline’s ABI Program has developed a unique curriculum to address these special needs. The ABI Program emphasizes cognitive retraining, socialization, and career development to promote individual responsibility and independence. Students in the program learn strategies to compensate for deficits in:

    • Verbal skills
    • Memory
    • Figural skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Attention
    • Organization

    With a strong focus on emotional adjustment to brain injury and appropriate psycho-social skills, the program teaches students to apply these skills to practical, real-life home and work environments.

    Coastline’s ABI Program also offers the following program support services:

    • Neuroeducational Assessment
    • Counseling for students and their families
    • “Future Planning Development” (whether for employment, training, or volunteering).

    Classes meet Monday through Thursday, four hours per day. The school year includes two 16-week semesters and a five week summer session.
    Classes are held at Coastline’s Newport Beach Center, 1515 Monrovia, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

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    How a Company Does One Thing, Is How They Do Everything?

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    And if you are the Offending Defense Firm or any of the questionable WorkComp Providers in this case that have also contributed to the harm and further injury of other #InjuredWorkers, please and thank you, consider some restitution via contributions to COASTLINE ABI FOUNDATION.
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    If my case ever settles, I will ask the Judge to ensure that the 4 law firms who took on my case [#1-30 days, #2-9 months, #3-90 days, #4-45 days (duration times are approximate)]….clearly without any knowledge of handling a Brain Injury Case, did cause further egregious harm and any with liens should be provided with an equal share of 15% of the NOTHING THEY PRODUCED.  Sanctions would be appropriate, but not likely.
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    The Judge, with Structured Settlement recommendations, will also be asked to designate the actual “15% legal fees’ to be given to the Coastline ABI Foundation, in lump sum or settlement arrangement.
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    The Judge will also be asked that the insurance carrier, that was awarded approximately $16,000 by the State of California in 2014, EDD department, for REFUSAL TO PAY TTD to injured worker in 2012/2013 DONATES A LIKE OR GREATER AMOUNT FROM CORPORATE PROFITS TO COASTLINE ABI.
    Very interesting book keeping practices of all parties.  Wyndham remains silent.
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    Investigations into the practice of using injured worker or State Taxpayer funds to reward insurance companies for breach of fiduciary responsibilities and breach of Labor Codes surely deserves further investigations, even though it appears to be another ‘pattern of practice’ known by all, harming only the injured workers it impacts.
    To the Insurance Company Dude who asked, among other things, “…when ARE you going to die?” in a discussion of refusals to provide medically necessary treatment for nearly 3 years, all I can say is, “Not yet, Dude, not just yet.”
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    We Are The Media Now.  Join US.

“Churn, Baby Churn” Chant of WorkComp Defense Firms in America.

“There is NO EXCUSE for the #WorkComp Atrocities in America”

but we might be on to an explanation…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WorkComp Law….and Atrocities…

AS THE FILE CHURNS, Wyndham Sleeps and CNA asks IW:

“…when ARE you going to die?”

Primary Treating Physician for Ayres vs. Wyndham et al is an Orthopedic Surgeon designated as PTP for BRAIN INJURY CASE, because the alleged MPN Network of CNA is apparently losing swathes of doctors for non-payment and ridiculous handling of claims, they have no brain injury experts and damages caused by CNA by refusals to provide medically necessary treatments.

CNA now relies heavily on Corvel Corporation orthopedic surgeons and clinical psychologists to deny brain injury care based on false and incomplete medical evidence, and lack of expertise  in the brain department.  People complain about that Maximus IMR Gang?  …..Corvel says, ‘let them all eat cake!’ as their nurses and sonders churn out denials like they were going out of business.  The Corvel ‘doctors’ seem to have fangs in the Social Security denial system too?

Most of the CNA leased/owned independent doctors don’t even know that the brain is a body part located in the head, and one of their neurologists says ‘take an over the counter analgesic’ and their other neurologist says, ‘Look, you didn’t get any medical care the first two years, you’re already over 35, nothing will help you now.  Go for a walk, get skinny, use the neuro-optometric theraputic lenses they wouldn’t pay for, but you did, and stop whining about vision and auditory impairments.’

Some real doctors just walk away from the #WorkComp Scams, some stay in it, slugging it out on behalf of injured workers, and others just ride the Dinner Car of the #WorkCompGravy Trains.

Nearly every single request for expert treatment for brain injury by the PTPs have been denied, first by non-doctors, Kim Mall, Attorney for Grancell, then by Daniel Elliott, Adjuster for CNA aka American Casualty.  Remember remember, Wyndham Worldwide had (and probably still has) no standard practice for injured workers other than handing them an incomplete DWC-1 form with a shrug and “See any doctor that accepts work comp insurance” with the ‘time-share-salute’.

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COASTLINE ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM  NEWPORT BEACH —http://www.coastline.edu/students/students-with-disabilities/acquired-brain-injury/

COASTLINE FOUNDATION http://www.coastline.edu/community/foundation/

The Coastline Foundation continually searches for new and innovative ways to serve the Coastline community. Coastline Community College is a campus without walls, and the Coastline Foundation (like its parent college) knows no barriers. Contact the Foundation at foundation@coastline.edu or call (714) 241-6154.

LIFE HAPPENS…. They train the trainers! The DOD seeks their expertise.  Their ‘Graduates” sing their praises!  Compensatory Strategies help many Brain Injury Survivors return to life; sadly, not all are so fortunate.  Not everybody survives…..

 

The Evaluation [QME]  by Dr. Jeffrey Holmes, Orthopedic Surgeon, has been aborted again, and to be rescheduled in December, after spending nearly 70 minutes at the appointed time, confirming medical records and sorting through confusion.  It was a pleasure to meet Dr. Holmes and his kind and gracious staff.  Harvard men can have manners, yes?

As injured worker was quite clear that the good doctor was being invited by Defense to participate in an on-going fraudulent denial of medical treatment scam, and that he deserved to have all the facts so that he could make a legitimate evaluation of the right shoulder injury and other orthopedic challenges.

2012 medical records and 2012 attempt to coerce premature settlement by Defense clearly referenced right shoulder injury, and current hard-fought for Acupuncture has been for the ‘right shoulder only’ and they tried to tell the acupuncturist treatments were not to be used on the brain.  D’oh!

(Acupuncture is a whole-body system of treatment, most helpful to some brain injured patients.) The Defense postion letter started out with lies, that just got more egregious, and current defense counsel stated he saw no reason to change anything in Kim’s letter.  Birds of Feather poop together?

Current PTP was successful in getting 6 physical therapy sessions authorized in Spring 2013, for a Winter 2012 injury. Then an MRI in Summer 2013 of the shoulder was authorized, determining a need for surgery and a severe shoulder rotator cuff tear.  It took a Court Order to get appointments scheduled for Physical Therapy and Acupuncture in 2013. Is that right use of Judge’s time?

Defense attorney Kim Mall (Grancell-Corona) then indicated that the adjuster was wrong, there would be no further evaluation because it was not an accepted body part.  She did not want to hear that the adjuster was trying to do the right thing.  She squashed it, and no doubt billed on.

 

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Several days in front of a WorkComp Riverside Judge, to deal with issues of omissions of medical records—more than 300 pages left out for 3 doctor reports, so those doctors relied on instruction from the defense, based on their egregiously flawed reports, QME/AME/and 2nd Consult.

 

Conveniently, those industry leased/owned doctors moved the reported date of injury on some reports a year forward, to 2013, using medical evidence of 2012 to ‘support’ fraudulent claims of ‘pre-existing’ symptoms such as dysfluent speech, impaired cognitive abilities, inability to recognize people, auditory and visual processing….. One made a correction to the date when confronted, but not to the false opinings, or his meds were off too.

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No worries, WorkComp Courts REFUSE TO HEAR COMPLAINTS ABOUT ATTORNEY/PROVIDER FRAUD, AND SO DOES THE COMMISSION IN CALIFORNIA.  DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS TOO BUSY? CAAA suggests injured worker keeps on looking for a competent legal firm to represent.

DEFENSE FIRM REFUSES TO MEDIATTE, SAYS THE CASE IS “not ripe”… (i.e. Injured worker is still breathing???)

DEFENSE FIRM REFUSES TO PROPERLY PROCESS MEDICAL EXPENSES REIMBURSEMENT REQUESTS FOR NEARLY $30,000, AND INSURANCE CARRIER IS AWARDED $16,000 BONUS BY STATE OF CALIFORNIA – EDD — APPARENTLY OUT OF GENERAL TAXPAYER FUNDS…FOR REFUSAL BY CARRIER TO PAY TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY BENEFITS IN YEAR 1 AND 2 OF INJURY…. Perhaps the WorkComp AUDIT UNIT will do their job and suprise all stakeholders with fines and penalties.

THE INJURED WORKER HAS NOT YET RETURNED TO WORK…. WYNDHAM CONTINUES TO REFUSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERACTIVE PROCESSES OF #FEHA, AND THE DEFENSE FIRM CONTINUES TO OBFUSCATE TRUTH…SENDING QME DOCTORS BUNDLES OF DISORGANIZED FILES, THAT SEVERAL HAVE BILLED 7-8 HOURS TO “organize” prior to review, and generally, those doctors just have their “staff” write a report following guidelines of defense counsel, fraudulent misrepresentations and all.

These doctors are not apparently accustomed to an injured worker fighting for survival without a lawyer—two threatend to sue for ‘harassment’ when omitted records were properly served with requests for supplement reports reflecting further medical evidence.  Several Court hours were wasted (but billed by Defense firm?.)…. to sort out the missing records.

The file was pulled from Kim Mall, and given to Stewart Reubens, in Grancell-Novato office.  Stewart doesn’t like to read.  His office must be full of rubber stamps?

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Date of injury was 1/9/12, despite repeated requests for a brain injury experts—a Physicist, a Neurologist with Brain Injury Expertise, A Neuro-Psychologist, to manage an INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAM OF EXPERTS — Speech Therapy with Cognitive Remediation, Occupational Therapy, Neuro-Vision Therapy, Physical Therapy — TO TREAT A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CAUSED BY A WITNESSED SLIP AND FALL BACKWARDS AT THE WORLDMARK BY WYNDHM BIG BEAR RESORT ON 1/9/12…..

What can break the impact of a fall backwards besides the SKULL?   See picture for help with that question.  Hint: THE SKULL.  2ND HINT: Where is the brain located?

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Evaluations Evaluations Evaluations…. and #WorkComp Defense now wants MORE EVALUATIONS?!!! For how many more years??

The recent Ortho Eval was aborted again, due to file obfuscation by Defense Firm, to be rescheduled.

While Grancell refuses to honor ADA request for electronic communications, it seems that Stewart sent a letter recently requesting yet another neuro-psychologist evaluation (after DIR told him NO once more) and he is apparently clue-less that such testing cannot be done more often than every 7-9 months, or ‘practice effect’ renders the results bastardized.  Or, maybe he does know that, as he knows such a battery of tests was done again in October 2014.   All results point to a traumatic brain injury, with requests for treatment.

Even the Grancell leased Forensic Psychiatrist wrote, ‘If there was evidence of a concussion from a slip and fall, injured worker would certainly be entitled to medical treatment….but there was not fall, no concussion, and it was probably just an epilepsy attack.”  D’oh! Doc off his meds that day?

Forensic Psychiatrist wrote 3 supplemental reports at the request of Grancell’s Kim Mall, each one more outrageous and egregiously fraudulent than the prior, until they decided to put the reports on the ‘do not regurgitate in summary’ instructions, and also asked to have the name and report dates removed from the Medical Index.  Invoking the 5th amendment might have been more efficient?  (He also suggested that if IW has civil rights complaints, she take it to The Hague.  He provided the direct line for the local DA to facilitate further complaints….THAT’S SCARY THAT HE HAD THAT NUMBER SO HANDY, HUH?  d’OH!  He refused to believe complaints had already been filed.)

'CHURN THAT BILL BABY

“I hear we are already 200k over our estimate—that’s Team DLA Piper!” wrote then-DLA Piper partner Erich P. Eisenegger in one email.

After another lawyer responded, noting that an attorney colleague, whose first name is Vince, had been added to the group working on the bankruptcy matter, then-DLA Piper attorney Christopher Thomson added his thoughts: “Now Vince has random people working full time on random research projects in standard ‘churn that bill, baby!’ mode,” wrote Thomson. “That bill shall know no limits.”

“Now Vince has random people working full time on random research projects in standard ‘churn that bill, baby!’ mode,” wrote Thomson. “That bill shall know no limits.”

See entire artire ABA Journal article here:  http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/sued_by_dla_piper_for_675k_ex-client_discovers_lighthearted_churn_that_bill/

SEE MORE, IF YOU READ:

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Insurance Industry Trolls or WorkComp Opiate War Casualties?

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Oh goodness! That alleged ‪#‎WorkComp‬ “long time activists” gang says they are banning me and removing me from their email distributions lists forever, but gosh golly, they keep sending me emails saying they’re really gonnna do it now, and I better look out! D’oh.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DO NOT WALK QUIETLY IN THIS OPEN AIR AUSCHWITZ….. AND ASK ABOUT THE WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS…..and where those box cars stop at the end of the line. https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/

Sadly, they either have Langley 401(k) accounts, have just blown a promotion for a failed attack on an injured worker, or are simply casualties of the #WorkComp Opiate Wars on Injured Workers. They couldn’t be working for CNA, could they? Naaaaaah….the timing and stupidity makes it plausible, but deniable.

Their “leaders” do seem to have long time insurance industry connections. Hmmmm. The attacks are text book out of The Rules of Disinformation and The 8 Traits of Disinformationists.

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SHUN THEM.

In any event, their mean spirited and non-sensical blastings are….insignificant in the greater scheme of things.

Remember Remember the 6th of December….

See you There!

I also submitted a few nominations; it was brain-racking to think of those who help vs. those who harm…

https://ww3.workcompcentral.com/events/awards

We MUST find those who are making a positive difference in the lives of maimed and injured workers, and we MUST strengthen their hands.  

Karma will deal with the others, with a little help from our Friends.

Nominations for Comp Laude Categories

WorkCompCentral Comp Loud Awards

Here’s a work comp legal link that could put you to sleep:

LABOR CODE SECTION 4600-4614.1 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=lab&group=04001-05000&file=4600-4614.1

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HAVE A NICE DAY AND …. KEEP FIRING!

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

 

 

What’s next Wyndham? Any help for Injured Workers Now? Claim Audit of CNA? Claim Review of Grancell?

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WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

Ask and Tell about workers comp gravy trains ….. AND BREACHES OF FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBLITIES AND LAW

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WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW….WE DO NOT…FORGET.

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#ClaimAudits #WorkComp #WyndhamWorldWide #injuredworkers #WorkCompFraud #Wyndham #ReturnToWorkplan #Watmn #CNA #CAAA #Grancell #wcab

ARE YOU REAL

#CongressionalTaskForce

#Anonymous Precedes #UNANIMOUS

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

Open Letter to #WorkComp Investigative Journalists—both sides of the Law

What are THREE QUESTIONS you would ask of injured workers to help you help save their lives?  
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Are there any resources YOU would encourage to be included in a directory for the WorkComp Communities…InjuredWorkers, Doctors, Lawyers, Chiefs etc.  https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/about/
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TriageNow, a WorkComp phone nurse group was recently stumbled upon and we suggested they contact Wyndham since Wyndham’s staff are clueless on how to handle a worker injury.  They are following on Twitter now. https://twitter.com/LindaAyres311
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LinkedIn is proving to be a great place for outreach, and I keep making it to the top of the Wyndham stats. https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindaayres311  Maybe for YOUR level of investigative reporting, you can work in an interview with some Wyndham key executives?
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Their top peeps are in New Jersey http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/about-wyndham-worldwide/our-leadership  You or one of your colleagues could approach them with an angle that perhaps you can help solve their future work comp dilemmas and the bad will that will no doubt build.
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Could I pretty please ask your opinion on some questions to ask of other injured workers?  What is it that YOU believe is needed to reach professionals in the work comp community, who are not party to the atrocities that are happening everyday, everywhere? Do you have a list of standard questions?
If you can’t, no worries, We’ll take another route, and thank you again for your consideration.
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We will ask some of my friends and injured worker pals for their stories, and we will render them anonymous, so that they can be shared and explored without emotions. (see email thread below)
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We (me and a few Injured Friends and Warriors) hope to have a new website up and running before the WorkComp Laude Awards Gala, and we would like to have a questionnaire Survey available to facilitate further communications.

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Will YOU participate?

WorkCompCentral Comp Loud Awards

WorkCompCentral Selects Judges for Comp Laude™ Awards | Business Wire 
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One particular e-group of ‘radical’ and “outspoken” and “knowledgeable” injured workers deals with the unconstitutionality of WorkComp in California, and a variety of other whinings about the government collusion with the insurance company bad guys.  Kaiser, State, Sedgwick, CNA…a bunch of big names involved.  All have had poor experiences with InjuredWorker legal representation, much like my challenge with incompetent counsels.
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As we know, that saves no lives, and merely adds to profit margins for the few.  Many have been fighting in the system for 10-20 years.  Yikes, that’s unfathomable to me.  The moment I saw the real deal and got more of marbles back, the faster I wanted out.  Looks like that won’t be happening, so I will kick and scream and expose to expunge, till death do us part.
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When I told that particular e-group about the Comp Laude nomination as an Injured Worker, omg, the dirt started flinging, calling me an ‘industry hack’ and worse… Sadly, many have been in the “system” for 10-20+ years, and some seem to be casualties of the opiate drug wars conducted by work comp as well.
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I had tried to have coffee with one (having had a lengthy phone conversation in the summer listening to the work comp sad tale, unable to get in a word edgewise).  I was going to see about extending an invitation to the 12/6/14 Gala, and omg, all hell broke lose….I won’t be in touch with them anymore, jeeeze! It was like dealing with defense counsels or I & A agents. Learned Helplessness, Institutionalization and being a “Victim” is apparently a real consequence of ‘doing time’ in WorkComp in America.
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There are many injured workers groups on social media, quietly fighting for their lives.  Some not even telling their friends and neighbors of the horrors of fighting for basic medical care and basic temporary disability benefits or “incapacitation” benefits.  There is no reason to put up with suspected agents of disinformation; we injured workers have our hands full dealing with defense counsels, insurance companies, their owned doctors etc. and work comp judiciaries etc.
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WE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT, AS INJURED AND ABUSED WORKERS OF AMERICA OR ANYWHERE ON THIS PLANET.
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[They even accused me of not having a brain injury at all…. and made me wonder who THEY worked for…..I didn’t even read half of their emails…D’oh…. Talk about mean-spiritedness!   If I didn’t have a brain injury, there is no way I would be in this mess, imho.]
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DePaolo’s blogs are excellent, but the ‘fraud factors’ seem real hard to grasp, from an insider perspective.  It’s crystal clear as a “victim of WorkComp”…. I haven’t counted how many doctors have applauded my big mouth and said, “Somebody’s got to do it” as they eliminate injured workers from their portfolios.
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I changed my Orthopedic regular 45 day visit from December 5 so that I can be rested for the December 6th experience.  The doctor’s office was THRILLED to hear that I was nominated as a finalist for the CompLaude Awards.  She said, “Tell how how bad things are.  They need to hear someone.  Your case should have been gone a long time ago!”…. and she knows how hard they have fought to try to get me to a brain injury specialist.  They couldn’t even get me to a neurologist.  D’oh.
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I thanked her and giggled and said, “I’m a finalist, but politically speaking, I don’t think they can dare to let me win.”….. But it is still an honor and opportunity, which I take seriously.
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Here’s the response I sent to that private injured worker e-group, in response to their hope that Ralph Nader will save them.  D’oh.   [They called it self-serving, so, it’s sort of a no-win situation dealing with hammered, drugged and chemically poisoned Prisoners of WorkComp….whew ]  Anyhow,
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If any of it strikes a chord and you want to share your thoughts informally to give it more structure, and more reach to your peeps, please send me an email or leave me a voice mail.  (and no, I won’t plaster your email all over the internet as I was morally required to do with the CNA question, “….Tell me, Linda, when ARE you going to die?”  
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I think CNA bought Wyndham some more legal challenges with that one…. seems to violate some EEOC Civil Rights laws that the Courts seem to be holding employers liable for bad deeds of their vendors.  I”m investigating further.)  ;D
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Subject: Re: Nader

“We ARE the media now” …..working like Antz, telling our friends and neighbors about #WorkComp atrocities.

(If you forward my comments to your friends, please be respectful of others in the thread and copy and paste to a new email for their privacy)

Did any of you have a chance to see my piece in this blog and listen to the 3 minute audio of the dude from CNA insurance asking, among other things, “So, tell me Linda, when ARE you going to die?”. Yes, its recorded and all over social media.

See more here: http://lucyoccupy.com/

That conversation might be a civil suit for which my employer, WyndhamWorldwide, may be held culpable as well.

My whole story is in the blog, Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains.http://askaboutworkerscompgavytrains.com/ see the blogs and then see the Resource page and the list of posts page.

Each of you are welcomed and encouraged to follow these blogs for updates.

I reached out to one of you recently to meet for coffee and I got a polite “can’t”… It wasn’t a social call.

Are you kidding me??! If y’all can’t bother to explore new opportunities, you’ll die whining.

Somebody else in this group said my posts may be pretty but they are useless. Fine. Block me.

WE are the Media Now. Ain’t nobody gonna help us, so we need to find new strategies.

WorkComp activism can be quite like “anti-nuke” activism……heavily infiltrated and hell bent on keeping people running in square circles, diefying paid mouth-pieces.

Re-read the common wisdom of “the 25 rules of disinformation” and the 8 traits of disinformationists”

Let me know if you get any insights or can share them with your friends and lawyers.

Stay tuned. More coming up, including but not limited to a new website.

If you are interested, send me a 500-700 words general summary of your story….date of injury, extent of injuries, all diagnosis, treatment, complications, pay, ever return to work, on social security, represented now? How many attorneys, prospects for the future. Your age at injury, and age now?
Gender? Overall health today? Better or worse?

Working? What needs to happen for return to work, if an option.

We want at least ten stories to start with. Include employer name and insurer, if you care to. First rounds may be more general and nation and ANONYMOUS.

Write a conclusion to finish this statement:

“The worst thing is ________________________.””What helped me most was:____________________________________””What I want now is:_____________________________________.””The non-psychopaths of the WorkComp industry can best help me, and other injured workers like me, if they will _____________________________.”If I had an open mic and 2 minutes I would say _____________________________________ to (whom/what) ___________________”

Any groups you would recommend? Include their social media links: ________________________________________________

I usually use this hashtag in my posts:
#__________________

#InjuredWorkersUniting
#SilentNoMore

If you are on social media, include those links too, if you choose to. If we are all following one another, any trolls will flloat to the top.

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Google Circles
Others?

Favorite/most responsive sympathetic Journalist!? Provide email address and website:
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Favorite industry blog(s): ______________________________________________________ (provide links)

If you want to participate, pleases send me your “story” so I can copy and paste by next Sunday.

Forward this to any of your pals, friends or enemies of injured worker, or direct them to the blog for a polished version soon, Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains  https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/

We are all in this together.

Have a Power-filled Day!

Best wishes,
Linda Ayres and Friends

WynLinda@gmail.com

 “Do Not Walk Quietly in this Open Air Auschwitz”
“Ask About Fukushima Now”
“Tell Your Friends and Neighbors; Your Governments Already Know”
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WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

#Wyndham #WorkComp NO MEDICAL CARE, NO BENEFITS, NO RETURN TO WORK, NO NADA….THANKS, WYNDHAM!

NORIN GRANCEL + CNA + THOMAS MOTAMED + LINDA AYRES + WYNDHAM – WWID 415287. OUTRAGED
GOVERNMENT BAD GUYS AND JAIL

“Based on the information from you and your doctors, it is clear that you are unable to return to work at this time.”

 following orders

[BUT THERE VILL STILL BE NO MEDICAL TREATMENTS NOR DISABLITY BENEFITS FOR YOUR BRAIN AND SHOULDER AND NECK AND BACK INJURIES OF JANUARY 9, 2012.  AS THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAS ASKED YOU, TELL US, “…WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DIE?”]

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—— Forwarded message ———-
From: “Jordan, Tina R” <Tina.Jordan@wyn.com>
Date: Nov 14, 2014 12:54 PM
Subject: LINDA AYRES- WYNDHAM – WWID 415287
To: “Linda Ayres” <reolinda@aol.com>, “Linda Ayres” <wynlinda@gmail.com>

Dear Linda:

Thank you for providing the documentation from Dr. Bergey and Dr. Chalgujian.  Based on Dr. Bergey’s documentation dated October 17, 2014 you are temporarily partially disabled but may return to work if restrictions can be accommodated.  However, the letter from Dr. Chalgujian dated October 20, 2014, indicates you remain temporarily totally disabled until December 20, 2014,  and thus, cannot work in your role as a Sales Representative or any other role.   Although you have requested information related to a sales job, in prior communications, even you have acknowledged that you do not know if you can return to a sales job and you continue to have cognitive impairments.  Further, you’ve stated that you are unsure if your physicians will accept the professional liability of releasing you.   Based on the information from you and your doctors, it is clear that you are unable to return to work at this time.

However, we understand you had an appointment with Dr. Chalguijian on November 10, 2014.  If you were released to return to work – with or without restrictions, please let us know and complete the Accommodation Request Forms (or provide other documentation to support your release to return to work and related restrictions, if any).  Once you have been released to return to work and we have information regarding your restrictions, we will continue the interactive process and reevaluate your potential return to work. Thank you.

Tina Jordan

Regional HR Director – Southern California

Wyndham Vacation Ownership

7610 Hazard Center Drive Ste. 301

San Diego, CA 92108

Cell: 702-569-4294

Email: Tina.jordan@wyn.com

 

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WorkCompCentral Comp Loud Awards

InjuredWorkersUniting;
Silent No More

From: Linda Ayres <wynlinda@gmail.com>

Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:38:46 -0800

To: Tina R Jordan<tina.jordan@wyn.com>; Mary Falvey<mary.falvey@wyn.com>; <michael.doherty@wyn.com>; <fred.sachs@cna.com>; Stewart Reubens<SReubens@grancell-law.com>; Jack Dolan<jack.dolan@latimes.com>; MBX – WVO Leave Support Center<WVOLeaveSupportCenter@wyn.com>; <cna_help@cna.com>; Linda Ayres<lindaayres@aol.com>; Linda Ayres<wynlinda@gmail.com>; <reolinda@aol.com>; <shane.reidman@cna.com>

Subject: Fwd: LINDA AYRES- WYNDHAM – WWID 415287. OUTRAGED

Hi Tina

Thank you for your email. I guess that means continued refusal to engage in FEHA interactive process? BUMMER.

That’s quite a response.  With all that said…has Mike Dougherty initiated a Claim Review and Audit of CNA and Grancell handling of my claim?  I am insured under the #WyndhamWorldWide #WorkComp Insurance policy and I can’t get any help from them. Full breach of fiduciary responsibilities…and severe bad faith.

You realize the additional legal liability to Wyndham from an EEOC perspective, Shane Reidman’s (CNA Fraud investigations unit) question of “…Tell me, Linda, when ARE you going to die?” also needs to be addressed.

Tina, it is obvious from your letter that you also know I need medical treatment.

The breach of fiduciary responsibility by CNA and the obvious deceptive practices of Grancell are outrageous. The refusal of CNA to provide medical care and its failure in 2012 and 2013 to pay temporary total disability benefit is absolutely outrageous .

Tina …what do you suggest I do for medical care, for income, for good, for utilities and to prepare for return to work in some capacity and to save my life?

Intentional harm with intent to kill is a crime in America.

Please advise your suggestions on what I must do next…without medically necessary treatments without disability income without any good faith interactive process and without reimbursement for out of pocket medical expenses incurred because CNA and Wyndham kicked me to the curb and believe they are ABOVE THE LAW??

I look forward to a legitimate response.  If your job been done properly at the time of injury. ..this mess would not likely be as horrific.

Make it right, Tina, and clean up this mess and assure Wyndham Worldwide Workers that what is happening to me stops eith my case. COME CLEAN. …RIGHT THE WRONGS. Talk to Shane.

MOST SINCERELY,
LINDA AYRES, IN PRO PER

PS Will there be a #Wyndham table at the #WorkCompCentral #CompLaudeAwards on December 6 at the Sheraton Gateway LAX?

https://ww3.workcompcentral.com/education/course/course_pk/830

COMP LAUDE AWARDS

AS YOU KNOW I HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS A FINALIST IN THE INJURED WORKER CATEGORY.

I HOPE TO HAVE A POSITIVE TURN OF EVENTS TO REPORT REGARDING THE HORRIFIC MISHANDLING OF MY CLAIM.   CONTINUING PATTERNS IF HARM ARE NOT A GOOD THING IN THE PUBLIC PRIVATE SECTOR.

One good thing…this case is now of national interest …serving to expose harm and corruption. ..and right now…Wyndham and CNA  are right behind Ralph’s Market and Sedgwick… (Romano Trust vs Sedgwick) establishing a lethal pattern of continuous harm to injured workers in California.

PS  Remember remember, the State of California approved a bonus of approximately $16,000 paid to CNA Insurance by California EDD for REFUSAL TO PAY TTD BENEFITS IN 2012, 2013, SHIFTING BURDEN TO THE STATE, AND LEAVING ME WITHOUT MEDICAL TREATMENT, DISABILITY INCOME, ABILITY TO WORK, NOR HELP IN GETTING HELP TO RETURN TO WORK.

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE SAYS THEY ALSO KNOW I HAVE BRAIN INJURY, BUT NO BRAINS ARE REQUIRED TO SELL TIMESHARES.  D’OH.  THAT’S ON APPEAL TOO.

Have a nice weekend. Think Think think.  Thanks.

 

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http://tinyurl.com/BRAVELAWYERS

 

COUNT ON ME, TOO!

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW