In Workers’ Comp, Stop Reforming Laws. Start Reforming Minds. (see entire article via this link)
Partial Comment thread below:
And the thread keeps on keeping on….so, FURTHERMORE….
Thanks Bob. I’m in the trenches, fighting for my life. I’m not alone. I’ve been sitting in WorkComp Clinics–medical and legal — and I listen to doctors and lawyers tell me to keep screaming, and others tell me they no longer treat within the WorkComp system because of the corruption and failures to pay the doctors, except the ones leased/owned by the industry, who get thousands for their fraudulent reports, and Maximus just provided evidence suggesting they are on THAT Gravy Train, right with the CorVels and others…
We’ll never agree to a watered down number of merely thousands of American citizens being harmed by this industry…That sounds too much like the pro-nuker propaganda that triple nuclear meltdowns or nuclear reactors that leak all of the time pose ‘no immediate danger to the unsuspecting public’….
WorkComp atrocities are a national problem, and the industry could not make billions by just disabling and killing just a few of us…. I worked more than 40 years, supporting some very powerful Captains of Industry, so business is not a new concept to me. I did not encounter work comp for all but the last 3.5 years, and they are destroyers, like the “locusts” … of biblical times. Today we call them psychopaths.
CEO Thomas Motamed makes $10.7 million earned income by harming people like me and others like me. The corruption is to the core, and yes, millions and millions are being injured. The counters must count injured workers converted to permanent disability the same way they cook the books on paying and not paying disability benefits and shifting cost burdens, like common streets thugs.
Here’s some info I just found on NAIDW.org site… and yes, professionals would be well advised to view that site as well…. those stats are old, and probably much higher today.
Workplace Injury & Death Statistics:
The raw statistics are always startling, In 2009, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,340 workers were killed on the job—an average of 12 workers every day—and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases.
More than 4.1 million work-related injuries and illnesses were reported, but this number understates the problem. The true toll of job injuries is two to three times greater—about 8 million to 12 million job injuries and illnesses each year.
And the cost in dollars alone?
The cost of job injuries and illnesses is enormous—estimated at $159 billion to $318 billion a year for direct and indirect costs of disabling injuries.
The conference of INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS AND EDITORS – IRE– just finished up in Philadelphia…. some of those journalists may be fired up to look into what THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS’ COMP and OSHA scratched the surface on….. I hope they do. I hope to provide them some encouragement… and we can get some tweeting going on with a hash tag #IWcredibility or…. for the less polite, #WCnazis can be the tag.
I gotta run. I have to get some things together and find my way to the office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations…….the District Attorney’s have been unresponsive. I’ve have been ‘thrown under the bus’ by all stakeholders; I’m grabbing ankles and taking them with me. The Maximus false report I just received over the weekend looks like the start of a set up to suggest my injury didn’t even happen at work at all….That fits the DIR criteria of FRAUD WITH INTENT TO DENY MEDICAL CARE…. I know, I know, fraud is not prosecuted in WorkComp, except for the token back-pain worker caught bowling or on a game show, from year to year. Bill Casey had words for that sort of propganda.
Have a good trip…..let’s reconvene and compare notes on or before July 4,2015…. and see if we can come up with better stats on just how many Americans your industry harms, and how many it kills, with how much plausible deniability.
I do like you, and I think you bring a thoughtful perspective to a vile industry. Go get ’em in Minneapolis, and Blog on! Meanwhile, I’ll break out my magic wand and try a little more “Faith Trust and Pixie Dust”…. and let you know how THAT works out… xoxoox