See you at #WorkCompCentral #CompLaude Gala? Who are YOU nominating?

Linda Ayres
Linda Ayres Wyndham Worldwide

IF ONLY the others had warned us … earlier

See you at #WorkCompLaude Gala? Who are YOU nominating? Attorney, Claims Administrator, Employer, Injured Worker, Judicial Officer, Seminar Presenter, Physician and or Support Services Provider.

Knowing who NOT to nominate is real easy; Nominations can be a big challenge? Some insights to incite action here…. Check it out.

EPIC FAILURES to provide medical care, disability payments, return to work, vocational rehab, goodwill.... since 1/9/12...NOTHING CHANGES WHEN NOTHING CHANGES
EPIC FAILURES since DATE OF INJURY, 1/9/12,  to provide medical care, disability payments, return to work, vocational rehab, goodwill…. since 1/9/12!!!   HOW IS THIS LEGITIMATE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA??!!!  NOTHING CHANGES WHEN NOTHING CHANGES

Let’s transcend Learned Helplessness! Here are some things you can do, today!

Summary: PEOPLE NOT SHEEPLE; SHUN THE PSYCHOPATHS

PS Looks like no Trial Return to Work for me yet, no response from any of the “supplemental people” either; Grrrrrr; stand by for more blogging; things are getting REAL SERIOUS…

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS  .

Thanks so much for reading, and for your private comments and support! 🙂 We’re making a difference. 😀 I can take the heat! Keep the insights coming… LIVES ARE AT STAKE!

rock paper scissors

That’s all for now; must shift gears and write a polite and fierce PETITION FOR ORDER TO COMPEL RIGHT ACTION AND LEGAL COMPLIANCE in response to current defense chicanery to have Judge compel more doctor shopping, to an ENT to dispute recommendations from a Brain Injury Rehab Center auditory expert, and to find out why CNA continues to refuse authorized neuro-optometry examination, and to get another QME to collude with 3 others for fraudulent reports in yet another neuro-psych eval. How many is enough? Yeah, I get it, Guys. Tsk tsk tsk. #TTFN WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW…..

PS Let’s hope they are not serving unapproved CDC “Sushi” at the Gala… Right, Jon Gelman? Let’s keep Dodging Those Rads!

IF ONLY the others had warned us….earlier

linkedin.com•   Let’s transcend Learned Helplessness! Here are some things you can do, today!

Summary: PEOPLE NOT SHEEPLE; SHUN THE PSYCHOPATHS

1. Reflect on what you wish you had known soon after your injury about Surviving Work Comp. Consider blogging.

2….

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IF ONLY the others had warned us....earlier

IF ONLY the others had warned us….earlier

Let’s transcend Learned Helplessness!  Here are some things you can do, today!

Summary:  PEOPLE NOT SHEEPLE; SHUN THE PSYCHOPATHS

1.  Reflect on what you wish you had known soon after your injury about Surviving Work Comp.  Consider blogging.

2. Make a list of your possible nominations for the Comp Laude 2015 Nominations in the categories of Employer, Injured Worker, Judicial Officer, Seminar Presenter, Physician, Support Services Provider; then nominate. Re-Read DePaolo’s World on “Work Comp and Baseball” and follow that blog!

3. Look/See/Follow ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS

4. Learn to be a GAME CHANGER in 10 minutes a day listening to Omar and Nicole on the $100 MBA podcasts – “FREE BUSINESS LESSONS FOR THE REAL WORLD”

5. Remember remember, All Nuclear Reactors Leak All of the Time, so check outYOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK, and Dodge those Rads!

Feb 4

….who will be the 2015 nominees? noting who has been naughty or nice. ..

COMP LAUDE™ NOMINATIONS 2015

#WorkComp?! How many of us wish we knew in the first year, what we have learned the very hard way years into fighting with the WorkCompsters for survival? If only those who had been tortured, maimed, abused and killed by the #WorkComp system advocates and enforcers had spoken out!

How many of us wish we had known how to retain a competent attorney and how to dismiss when we realized we had selected poorly, and how to keep records, how to get reimbursed for medical miles and expenses, and how to change doctors when it was clear we had been sent to those owned/leased by the insurance industries, with intentions of harm of any means necessary in a PROFITS BEFORE LIVES inhumane business model?

How many of us wish we knew how to represent ourselves; since, as some say on Facebook, ‘when you retain an attorney, you have willingly signed up to be a slave, without any rights.”  How many of us wish we had known how to facilitate mediation when total destruction seemed imminent?  How many of us wish we had true skills for defense against the psychopaths?  How many of us wish we had studied, Rules of Verbal Self Defense against Corporate Psychopaths, sooner?

How many of us wish we had known we would have to humbly rely on the charity of groups like the Salvation Army for utilities and food because of the epic fail of WorkComp?  How many of us wish we had known that our employers DO NOT CARE, and WILL NOT HELP US?  How many of us wish that American doctors truly honor their oath to, “DO NO HARM.”

How many of us wish we had never had to depend on Social Services; the Welfare Office, because of an untreated work injury?  How many of us feel great shame and outrage for our Country, and our Countrymen that cause such harm to the Working Class?

How many of us wish we knew that our coworkers would be told they could not speak to us, not even to extend a get well wish or invite for a meal?  How many of us wish we knew how to plan to return to work without medical care before release to work by some industry person,  since no care was forthcoming, and agents of the carrier refuse to pay legally due disability benefits, saying mean things like, ‘….so tell me, [Injured Worker], when ARE you going to die?’

How many of us wish we had  known which government agencies were charged with protecting our Civil Rights from these crooks and criminals, and how to contact them, and under what time lines, and how to follow up, and how to elevate complaints when no action is taken?

How many of us wish we had known which agents and agencies seem to be working for the insurance industries rather than upholding the Constitution of the United States of America, including but not limited to the 5th and 14th Amendments?  How many of us wish there was a legitimate FRAUD HOTLINE to report doctor/lawyer/adjuster et al fraud?

How many of us wish we had known how to get legal help when each State’s Applicant’s attorney’s associations and their members failed us miserably? How many of us wish we had better strategies for dealing with the outrageous human rights violations, akin only to what the people tortured and terrorized in Nazi Germany must have felt, as their friends and neighbors and paid professionals just looked the other way as the experiments and tortures and gruesome deaths merely profited the few?

How many of us wish we knew that if we were to get health care, we had to get it for ourselves or die as fodder for the profits of the Workcompsters?

How many of us wish we knew what the experts know very well….that the horrors we face are common place, but too bad, how sad.  Nobody cares. There’s “no profit” in helping an injured worker, “the money is on the defense side.”

How many of us wish we had been included in Applicant Attorney conferences, so we could meet alleged providers, and attorneys to help us survive?  How many of us can network an Exhibit Hall and make solid contacts with real humans in the WorkComp world, being steered away from the psychopaths?

  • TAKE THE LAWYERS OUT OF THE WORK COMP EQUATIONS?
  • So maybe create new laws that have a one year maximum duration for a workcomp case–if injured worker has not received sufficient medical care within one year to return to work, settle up so Injured Worker can get legitimate medical care privately; any delays to have penalties that go directly to the Injured Worker, without delay or obfuscation.
  • Or, HOW ABOUT PRIVATE POLICIES PROTECTING INJURED WORKERS HARMED BY WORK COMP CARRIERS TO PURCHASE AS PART OF EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, in addition to LTD, to include medical benefits, FOR PROTECTION FROM EMPLOYER’S WORK COMP CARRIER ERRORS, OMISSIONS, FRAUD, EXTORTION, FAILURES TO TREAT, BULLYING AND INTIMIDATION AND REDUCED EARNING CAPACITIES AND JOB LOSSES.  Could be a whole new market, huh? ]

Doctors and lawyers quietly leave the injured workers to the sharks and snakes of the industries.  Medicated, few workers have a chance at Survival.  How many of you wish we knew then, what we know now?

Well, Einstein said, ‘Those who have the privilege to know have the DUTY to act.’  — WE ARE PRIVILEGED TO KNOW, therefore, WE HAVE THE DUTY TO ACT.

After the second year, when cognitive functions began to improve– after the rest and wait and wait and wait recovery plan -people began to tell me some of the harsh and horrible truths with tips on how to survive and with some luck, how to make a positive impact for all of us; it’s my turn to begin to tell you more….

BE YOUR OWN HERO…..NOBODY IS COMING TO HELP YOU. Connect with the good people you find around the internet, strengthen their hands.  Injured Veterans are in the same fight…. This is a #WarOnWorkers — Civilian and Military.

“..What are the COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS?The Comp Laude™ Awards recognize integrity and excellence in the workers’ compensation industry. Industry professionals are encouraged to nominate individuals or companies that have set themselves apart by demonstrating excellence. Nominations are now accepted nationwide. The Comp Laude™ Awards are given by WorkCompCentral and presented at the annual Comp Laude™ Gala in the Los Angeles area in December.”

Last year, I was one of four Injured Worker’s finalists in the WorkComp Central CompLaude event.  It was a positive event, and the WorkComp people were seen to be human, for the most part.

If you don’t follow David DePaolo’s blog, why not? Be ITK.  I appreciate most of them, and I like how David thinks.  I used to think strategically and logically as that; now I have to rely on muddling and compensatory strategies… But, here’s what David included in his blog, WORK COMP AND BASEBALL

There are, however, claims that are difficult from the very outset. Sometimes we hear about them but most of the time we don’t.

The ones that we do hear about get dismissed from our conscience too easily because the melodrama in their vocalization of what’s wrong gets drowned by our own jaded pessimism.

These cases, though, are real. There are real people behind these cases. People get hurt. People get toyed with. People don’t get what is needed, what is promised in the Grand Bargain, and set aside as disturbed and having unrealistic expectations.

Some contact me because of this blog, seeking answers, help and remedies.

I have met some – like Linda Ayers. I won’t get into Linda’s case here – that’s not the point.

Linda is vocal, like a few other injured workers. She has a blog, she is active in social media, she posts comments to this blog.

And she probably drives the defense crazy as she is prolifically passionate about making sure the system works for her and for other injured workers.

It’s easy to dismiss Linda’s activities as the rantings of an unstable person, but she is not an unstable person. She is a person who’s case spiraled out of control from the beginning, and we know that the early stages of a claim are the most critical.

There’s Darren Fonzseau and Cecilia Watt, more vocal injured workers seeking stabilization of their claims, timely payment of benefits and authorization of medical treatment.

See more at their website:  https://www.workcompcentral.com/

Dwight Johnson’s Story, the #1 Injured Worker honored at the 2014 Comp Laude Gala.

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COMP LAUDE™ NOMINATIONS 2015

Nominations open June 1st, 2015!
This doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about who you will nominate. Nominations open June 1st, however, be on the look out for people or companies who are setting themselves apart, doing positive things in the industry.
Nomination Process
Nominees are accepted using an online nomination questionnaire developed and provided by WorkCompCentral. Nominations are open for a period of two months. All nominations are subject to verification / further qualification byWorkCompCentral staff. Once finalists have been qualified, nominations are turned over to our panel of judges.

Who Selects the Winners?
Winners are selected by a panel of judges made up of industry professionals with a proven history of workers’ comp knowledge and leadership.
The 2015 panel of judges include:

Mark Walls, vice president, communications & strategic analysis, Safety National
Tim East, director, risk management, The Walt Disney Company
Kimberly George, SVP, senior healthcare advisor, Sedgwick
Joseph Paduda, principal, Health Strategy Associates
Michael Gavin, president, Prium

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See this blog post for links to some industry blogs:  #CommitteesOfBloggers— here are comments with links on the Top 25 WorkComp Industry blogs: https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/?s=TOP+25+BLOG

For details about the Comp Laude Awards & Gala, please contact WorkComp Central directly:  marketing@workcompcentral.com   https://www.workcompcentral.com//events/awards

Last year, I experienced some pretty vile attacks for being nominated to the CompLaude 2014 awards, for being grateful, and for showing up and participating in a proactive manner, reaching out to other attendees at the Conference.

The attacks were from some long time injured workers on medications or they were just industry provocateurs. Fortunately, prior experience with nuclear industry provocateurs made it relatively easy to shun.  We do not, however, forget. Ever.  The blog memorializes it, so don’t let fear keep you away…

INSURANCE INDUSTRY TROLLS OR WORKCOMP OPIATE WAR CASUALTIES?

Here’s a hard task, a tough job, but it needs to be done.

 Are you up to it?

David DePaolo, CEO of WorkComp Central, an educational organization for industry people, is having the 4th Annual comp laude Awards Gala in December…. Where good people in the #WorkComp systems gather, and a few are acknowledged for being on the up and up, and for actually doing some good. Previous years, it was a California event.  They have opened the doors to make it a national event, and the nominations are open through the end of August.

  1. THINK OF AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN KIND OR DECENT TO YOU THROUGH YOUR JOURNEY IN WORK COMP.  JUST MAKE A LIST, FOR STARTERS.
  2. THEN, WRITE DOWN AT LEAST TEN THINGS YOU CAN MUSTER UP TO BE GRATEFUL FOR ABOUT EACH OF THOSE TEN.   Look at each list, separately, and send a quiet thank you to each one, as you recall their kindness and helpfulness or expertise.
  3. Then, submit your nomination(s) on their forms

For details about the Comp Laude Awards & Gala, please contact marketing@workcompcentral.com

Well, we have the internet today; NO EXCUSES for keeping their dirty secrets. If we can roll out of bed to the keyboard, we can make a difference, imho. If we can’t, then we can reach to the night table, grab a smart phone, and make a difference! WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

Games are changing. All workers, injured or not, might find some real value in these free 10-minute podcasts from $100 MBA…. they are filled with some great info on business, as it is being done now…. and since you may have to recreate yourself instead of being destroyed by WorkComp, you might find some inspiration here, too. It’s almost like being back at work….and least the brain cells get a work out and new neuropathways seem to be under construction!

I hope to be able to soon put together a little e-book for you on Surviving WorkComp….We’ll start with how to identify and deal with doctor, lawyer, adjuster fraud, perhaps, because on such fraud is all harm to injured workers built.  We all have a wealth of information gathered from being in the trenches, in the #WarOnWorkers!

What would YOU tell the others?

I would like to see EVERY INJURED WORKER BLOGGING…. or at the very least, keeping accurate records via a Journal to share later. What prevents YOU from blogging? NAIDW site even offers a blog feature. Let’s go! 🙂

If you have insights to share, let me know, too. WorkCompLinda@gmail.com and see my blogs at…

ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS

https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/

https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/about/

https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/list-of-posts/

See my nuclear blogs, too:

HELLO WORLD! ASK ABOUT FUKUSHIMA NOW and ALL NUCLEAR REACTORS LEAK ALL OF THE TIME

Yes, “I AM INJURED, NOT STUPID!”

How is the internet changing WorkComp Survival Rates?  How will it impact indictments and incarerations of Enemies of Humanity?  We’ll see.  As Bucky Fuller was known to say, Let’s build the New; Let the Old Destroy itself (or words to that effect.)

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” -RBF

#Demolition of WorkComp Industry — In Progress. FULL SPEED AHEAD!  Will the ProPublica Team be at the WorkComp Comp Laude Awards Gala?  I know a few people who may be nominating that team, too.

$100 MBA? Revolutionary Idea! Business Game Changers!
Go Omar! Go Nicole! Thanks, from the Battlefields of WorkComp!
Check it out… http://100mba.net/show/

#InjuredWorkersUniting #SilentNoMore

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