#WorkCompCentral #CompLaude Gala Awards #InjuredWorker category Nominee and Finalist with TBI…. Oh My! Huh?!
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This blog, ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS, is an example of what can happen when a corporation has a policy of …
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”
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:
“Homo homini lupus est”
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’
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”
- 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
For Anybody Interested in Some Facts About
Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injuries:
Feb 15, 2011 – Uploaded by The You Look Great Project Byler
This video has been entered into the 2011 Neuro Film Festival from the American Academy of Neurology ...
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…GET THIS BOOK TOO….~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~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.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~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
- Figural skills
- Critical thinking
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.
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.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.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.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.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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