Surviving Work Comp – A Series WHAT DO YOU THINK? Draft One

POINT OF REFERENCE:    Top 10 Highest-paid CEOs at U.S> commercial insurance companies

FOLLOW THE MONEY.  ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY.

SKY EARTH FIRE

Back in 2012, one doctor suggested that I write about my work comp experiences after a witnessed slip and fall backwards, big, hard, conk on the head, little-to-no medical care over the course, in order to help me process what was happening to me with the lack of medical care, legal chicanery, and fight for my life.

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It took until the summer of 2013 to make it a blog…..the earlier writings were to WorkComp people — doctors, adjusters, lawyers, human resources. Initially, I suspected the poor treatment was simply that some of the people I was dealing with were simply stupid.   I discovered it is far worse than that.

"WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW" #OccupyVirtually
“WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW” #OccupyVirtually  – #DodgeTheRads  

Have you seen the movie, WOMAN IN GOLD?  Here’s the trailer.  I watched it this week.  I cringed and gasped repeatedly as I saw parallels between those atrocities, and the life destroying actions of the WorkCompsters around the nations.  It is time for more Doctor’s Trials, to include the complicit sonderkommando, wouldn’t you agree?

 

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

 

Watch it and see for yourself how the parallels can be drawn with the devastation and destruction by the Nazi’s in the 30’s and similar destruction of life in the 21st century—of disabled workers, older workers and other ‘economically undesirable’ or ‘unprofitable’ members of the working classes.  If you do watch it, pay particular attention to the cheering when the Nazi’s rolled in to Austria, and the terrors that followed and wonder about shareholders of the companies causing such atrocities. Today, they don’t roll in in tanks, it’s the sedans and stretch limos?  Yikes!

 

If you don’t know any Injured Workers and if you are like the ‘cheering crowds’ of the profitable workcomp industries, also take a look at “The First Leaflet” and the next time medical care is denied on your watch, ask about your own humanity and soul.

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Injured Workers lose their sanity, their jobs, their homes and their lives in the PROFITS BEFORE LIVES business model that provides windfalls of profits, faster upon death of injured workers, to insurance industries and ancillary venues.

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It’s thrilling to see that the nation is finally discussing, out loud and virtually, some of the horrific atrocities of WorkComp. No more sugar-coating the atrocities. Enough of you know the real deal.

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MAY AMERICA LEAD THE WAY TO STOP THESE ATROCITIES…..

We, The People,  Are The Media Now.  “Let’s get right to it!”

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Wouldn’t it be beneficial and life-extending if…..some of the biggies….. WorkCompCentral + ProPublica + National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers accelerate the discussion WITH AN EMPHASIS CHANGE TOWARD SOLUTIONS?  Enough already with the hand-wringing and rhetoric.

 

If you’re in the industry, Y’all already know what’s happening. DO SOMETHING TODAY.  MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT.  “ADOPT AN INJURED WORKER” AND HELP THEM ESCAPE FROM THE “assembly lines of death” and OPEN AIR DEATH CHAMBERS!

If not you, then who?  If not now, then when?

Go save yourself from the zombies

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Let’s individually and collectively conduct interviews with doctors, lawyers and others who have “left the industry” so that real issues can be addressed, in a less threatening manner, with, perhaps, some amnesty provisions for early responders.

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These WorkComp challenges and atrocities are Universal —- perhaps the USA, Canada, UK and Australia have similar organizations — like WorkCompCentral + ProPublica + National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers and everybody can join forces to save/extend lives.

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We’ll probably need some educational events to address BEST PRACTICES for Whistle Blowing, in all quarters, wouldn’t you agree?

It has been somewhat comforting over the past year to see discussions about the many horrors of WorkComp, along with the high profits for the insurance carriers. Romano Trust Vs. Sedgwick seems to have paved the way for carriers to “wish and hope you die” if you are an injured worker —-it’s an cost effective strategy, in perfect alignment with PROFITS BEFORE LIVES business models, also used by the Nuclear Industries?

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Here is a study by Everette Lee Herndon, Jr.  on Workers Comp & Bad Faith: Unacceptable Oversights The Insurer’s Duty and The Romano Case. Published on http://www.propertycasualty360.com on July 15, 2013  that will prove insightful to any readers, industry or non-industry.  If you’re human, read it; you’ll get it.

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A recent DePaolo World blog shared another story with the same trend….. Profit Before People rather than the carrier paying for transitional living facilities at approximately $40K a month, likely with the help of some nasty pharmaceutical, that injured worker’s ‘suicidal ideations’ and attempts could save that carrier a bundle…..  and have “Happy Shareholders”??  Yikes!  See also Guilty Without Charge

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Well, recently a recommendation from another doctor/coach suggested I write about my WorkComp experiences.  I shyly reported, “Well, I have a little blog already, but I do want to write a book.”   Unimpressed (and previously unaware of my blogs) it was suggested that before our next meeting that I “write an Introduction and a Chapter Outline.”  😀   THIS IS THE INTRODUCTION!   HERE COMES THE OUTLINE!

Did I leave anything out?  Do you think a series of e-books would fly?  Would you read it if it was free?  Would you prefer to pay 99 cents for each e-booklet?  Would you watch a webinar about Whistle Blowing, Blogging, Administrative Tasks for Injured Workers and more?  Would you join groups on the NADIW.org site, LinkedIn, Facebook and elsewhere to further discussion and enhance your own blogs?   

 

Surviving Work Comp – Draft One

INTRODUCTION    (See above)

 

  1. Congratulations on Your Job!  But Wait — about The Benefits
  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.
  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?
  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, fradu 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 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.
  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 Nation
  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?occupy virtually 99 percent
  22. Ask:  About Your Radiation This Week

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

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WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW THANK YOU

CompLaude Nominee – Paul Steiger – Executive Chairman, ProPublica

Today is Tuesday, September 15, 2015 –

COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS & GALA – NOMINEE CONFIRMATION

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Nominee type: company
First name: Paul
Last name: Steiger
Title: Executive Chairman
Phone: 2125145250
Email: paul.steiger@propublica.org
Category: Service Comp Laude
Company type: Other (Investigative journalism, data journalism, reader engagement)
Relationship:
Years known: 1 year or less

Accomplishment 1:

“The mission of ProPublica is to practice and promote investigative journalism in the public interest.” Mission accomplished, and more to come! Thank you Paul Steiger and your team of investigative soldiers on the WorkComp War Fronts! They even have a Code of Ethics! https://www.propublica.org/about/code-of-ethics/ Vision, Insight, Leadership and Courage to facilitate, authorize and inspire “The Demolition of Workers Compensation” Series by Michael Grabell, ProPublica reporter, and Howard Berkes NPR reporter in March 2015. https://www.propublica.org/article/the-demolition-of-workers-compensation

Accomplishment 2:

Vision, Insight, Leadership and Courage to facilitate, authorize and inspire reporting on “Insult to Injury – America’s Vanishing Worker Protections” http://www.npr.org/series/394891172/insult-to-injury-americas-vanishing-worker-protections

Accomplishment 3:

Vision, Insight, Leader and Courage to facilitate, authorize and inspire a national investigative reporting continous event to collect information and report on Workers’ Comp stories across America… “Share Your Workers’ Comp Story As part of our ongoing investigation, we invite you to tell us about your experience navigating the workers’ comp system. Have something we should look into? Share Your Story…” https://www.propublica.org/getinvolved/item/help-propublica-investigate-workers-comp

Accomplishment 4:

Some of the stellar and courageous investigative leaders and reporters empowered by the leadership of Paul Steiger include, but are not limited to: Richard Tofel, president, Stephen Engelberg, Editor in Chief and reporters Michael Grabell, Terry Parris, Jr. Amanda Zamora, Marshall Allen and others. “He is a member of the steering committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, based in Arlington, Va., which provides free legal assistance to journalists. He is a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami, that funds efforts to enhance journalism and the functioning of American communities.”…. and such leadership, no doubt, encourages bravery and will to good by his teams of Investigative Reporters. People won’t stick their neck out like is being done with the reporting on Workers Compensation in America, without SunTzu type leadership evidenced by Paul Stieger.

Accomplishment 5:

Paul Steiger is an award winner of the CPJ International Press Freedom Award. CPJ is the Committee to Protect Journalists – and those protections surely extend to those brave investigative reporters on the staff of ProPublica and related ventures with NPR and Beacon –of the American WarOnWorkers and Homeland Security issues therewith. “…I was at first cranky the other day when BuzzFeed stole one of our brilliant senior editors at ProPublica. But then I realized his new job is to recruit half a dozen reporters and start an investigations team. For society and for journalism, we are seeing some progress.” “We can’t rest. We need to fight hard whenever the First Amendment is challenged at home. We need to speak out, even more vigorously than before, when journalists are abused around the world. We need to keep finding more inventive ways to fund and carry out serious reporting. And, of course, we need to keep supporting CPJ.” https://cpj.org/awards/2013/paul-steiger.php The entire acceptance speech of 2013 can be read here https://cpj.org/awards/Paul%20Steiger%20-%20Speech.pdf The Spirit of Courage and Cooperation is also evidenced in “ProPublica Partners with Beacon to Promote Workers’ Comp Reporting” — https://www.propublica.org/article/propublica-partners-with-beacon-to-promote-workers-comp-reporting ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Why this nominee deserves a Comp Laude™ Award:

The above accomplishment speak loudly. Paul Steiger, Executive Chairman of ProPublica has opened the Pandora’s Box of the Workers Compensation devastating WarOnWorkers, serving to increase awareness of the issues that America’s Working Class has silently endured for far too long. How long? TOOOOOOOOOOO LONG. In the Hollywood Movie, Avatar, the destroying psychopaths were ultimately driven off the planet….. We can hope for similar results and change as more Americans transcend Learned Helplessness about the atrocities of America’s Workers Compensation systems. Never give up. Never give in. Remember Remember… WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. TEAMWORK and COLLABORATIVE COOPERATION TO EXTEND LIVES. Every American can help ProPublica by sharing stories with them, and count on them to report back to We, The People. Paul and his teams may have well launched a revolution on behalf of InjuredWorkers everywhere, exposing the Profits Before Lives business model of the predatory insurance companies, and ultiimately, exposing the depth of the unclean hands involved in the destruction of the American Working class. Thanks Paul! Great job! #InjuredWorkersUniting #SilentNoMore— HOW MAY WE HELP?!

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Comp Laude Nominees – Michael Grabell – Investigative Reporter, ProPublica

Today is Tuesday, September 15, 2015 –

COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS & GALA – NOMINEE CONFIRMATION

Thank you for taking the time to nominate someone for a Comp Laude™ Award!

Please review the information you have provided:

Nominee type: person
First name: Michael
Last name: Grabell
Title: Investigative Reporter
Employer: ProPublica
Phone: 2125145250
Email: michael.grabell@propublica.org
Category: Medical Comp Laude

Years known: 1 year or less

Accomplishment 1:

As the apparent Lead Investigative Reporter for the team effort of the series on THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION, Michael Grabell has blasted open a Pandora’s box across the nation. His courage, fearlessness, team work and general chutzpah are unparalleled in his profession. The leadership qualities Michael has expressed will surely move his career forward, in many good way, also clearly leading by example so that other Investigative Reports can move forward with telling our friends and neighbors about the atrocities of Workers Compensation in America, so that they can in turn tell theirs. The government already know. Go Michael and Team!

Accomplishment 2:

The professional decorum and adherence to the ProPublica mission statement and Code of Ethics are evident in Michael’s communications and non-communications regarding this incendiary topic called “Workers Compensation”…. May he never need the protection of CPL — The Committee to Protect Journalists — for which Executive Chairman of ProPublica, Paul Steiger, received an award for his contributions. Could Michael be in line for some serious promotions and increased responsibilities? If he is ever in need of support, the entire Workers Compensation industry “owes him” big time, as do Injured Workers across America. To light such a spark of fire for discussions of such atrocities happening in America….IS A VERY BIG DEAL! BRAVO MICHAEL.

Accomplishment 3:

The direction of the series, THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION, is comprehensive and cognitive dissonance producing. The alliance with BEACON to facilitate more journalist to get involved, and divide the labor, is nothing short of Revolutionary. Bravo Michael and Bravo to each of your brave colleagues.

Accomplishment 4:

The call to the Injured Workers’ Communities to hear our stories is an act of compassion, quite foreign in the Workers Comp war zones. Thank you, Michael, for ‘humanizing’ the reporting of domestic torture and terrorism destroying America’s working class—- and writing in such a way that only those most vile of our nation can dispute the facts as presented, and more to come. #InjuredWorkersUniting #SilentNoMore — What a great mouthpiece for the hitherto VOICELESS IN AMERICA!

Why this nominee deserves a Comp Laude™ Award:

“Michael Grabell is deserving of a 2015 Comp Laude Award because he gives a damn about the lives of injured workers in America, and although he has not been asked to give up his life or liberty to investigate and report what too many in the industry already know about, but till now, have only spoken about behind closed doors, in whispers. Not only did he report on some pretty heinous activities across the nation, he didn’t stop there. The cooperative efforts with Howard Berkes of NPR, and the Beacon group for further and on-going investigative reporting may ultimately serve to create a mainstream #CommitteeOfBloggers. May his courage, and that of his colleagues, be duly recognized by the #CompLaude committees and Workers Compensation Industries for the courage, integrity, and patriotism they so eloquently display. In light of what William Casey, former CIA Director, allegedly said in 1981, “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false” it seems that the ProPublica/NPR teams have essentially and mightily joined together to shout and report about Workers Compensation atrocities committed against America’s working classes, with a hearty thought of solidarity along lines of “With all due respect, Sir, in your face! We still have the First Amendment.’ Semper Fi, y’all!

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CompLaude 2015 – Nominee – Rebecca Shafer, JD – COMPClub

Today is Tuesday, September 15, 2015 –

COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS & GALA – NOMINEE CONFIRMATION

Thank you for taking the time to nominate someone for a Comp Laude™ Award!

Please review the information you have provided:

Nominee type: person
First name: Rebecca
Last name: Shafer
Title: Training Consultant & Editor
Employer: COMPClub
Phone: 8607868286
Email: rshaferb@aol.com
Category: Leadership Comp Laude

Years known: 1-3 years

Accomplishment 1:

Made it possible for at least one injured worker to realize that not all member of the Workers Compensation industries are hell bent on maiming and killing Injured Workers for profit.

Accomplishment 2:

Made it possible for several industry panelists and bloggers to realize that Injured Workers are human beings, and the system that pays everybody so well is actually malfunctioning when it comes to injured workers and costs to employers.

Accomplishment 3:

Successfully built a bridge over the chasm between Injured Workers and the Industry, and found an Injured Worker Advocate for the book, Advisen and Amaxx produce “Your Ultimate Guide to Mastering Workers’ Comp Costs: Reduce Costs 20-50%” at http://www.WCManual.com, as it is included in at least one injured worker’s blog of resources as well as the further establishment of COMPClub http://www.workerscompclub.com – “a dynamic training organization.”

Accomplishment 4:

Very diplomatically and expertly increased awarenesses of some of the flaws in the existing workers compensation systems across America, and has incited dramatic private and conference level discussions and facilitated extreme cognitive dissonance in otherwise staid circles.

Accomplishment 5:

May well have been quite instrumental in extending the life of at least one Brain Injured WorkComp Survivor in California, by believing and having compassion and kindness, and the will to good.

Why this nominee deserves a Comp Laude™ Award:

Becki Shafer is a very powerful and quite politically correct advocate for human rights, civil rights, dignity and a better Workers Compensation outcome for Injured Workers and Employers and Industry members. When I first saw her book, and ordered a copy, as the consummate professional that Becki is, her outreach to the Injured Worker purchasing a copy of her book was most welcome. That was perhaps two years ago? Not much has changed in my WorkComp case, but greater understanding all the way around seems to be still taking place. Becki graciously reviewed some of my records, kindly encouraged hope, with some gentle directions. As many of the ‘files’ shared are fine examples for companies on “HOW NOT TO HANDLE A WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM’….. it has been a privilege and pleasure to share information that can and is being put to good use, for the greater good. One of Becki’s simple recommendations to employers with Injured Workers is worth diamonds…. SEND A GET WELL CARD, AND EXTEND GET WELL WISHES, for starters. Becki’s training manual and new company effort, COMPClub, should be on everybody’s “must have” New Year’s Resolution lists—- and starting early would be a good thing. BRAVA, BECKI SHAFER! THANK YOU FOR BEING A POSTER-GAL FOR THE GOOD THAT CAN BE FOUND IN WORKCOMP, if one is persistent and never gives up! I hope a future chapter of your book will include caveats to WorkCompsters who wrongfully deny medical care and benefits to Injured Workers — reminding them that they may hold the stacked deck of cards now, but the internet levels the playing field, and We, The People, are simply fed up. #InjuredWorkers are uniting, and CommitteesOfBloggers are on the Horizon… It’s a privilege to call you Friend. Let’s get some of those men you panel with a little more up to date on what changes REALLY MUST HAPPEN ACROSS THE NATION IN THE WORK COMP BATTLE FIELDS!

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CompLaude 2015 – Nominee – Jon Arbay – NAIDW Volunteer Executive Director – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INJURED AND DISABLED WORKERS

Today is Tuesday, September 15, 2015 –

COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS & GALA – NOMINEE CONFIRMATION

Thank you for taking the time to nominate someone for a Comp Laude™ Award!

Please review the information you have provided:

Nominee type: person
First name: Jon
Last name: Arbay
Title: Volunteer Executive Director
Employer: NAIDW – National Association of Injured & Disabled Workers
Phone: 8887886243
Email: jonarbay@naidw.org
Category: Injured Worker Comp Laude

Years known: 1-3 years

Accomplishment 1:

Serving as the Volunteer Executive Director of NAIDW – National Association of Injured & Disabled Workers since October 2011, a Leader and an Injured Worker

Accomplishment 2:

Totally revamped the NAIDW.org website, making it more user friendly, providing a safe place for Injured Workers to convene, research, support and otherwise help one another to maneuver the mazes of surviving workers compensation.

Accomplishment 3:

In a time of increasing hostilities toward police forces, NAIDW seems to have created a save haven for Injured Law Enforcement personnel as well, many of whom interact in mainstream NAIDW groups, encouraging non-law enforcement causalities of WorkComp how to fight the good fight within the parameters of current legislations.

Accomplishment 4:

As member of NAIDW for quite a while, it has been a source of courage strength and hope, whether that support comes directly or indirectly…..it is so helpful for InjuredWorkers to know we are not alone— NAIDW.org has provided that safe haven for injured workers, and service providers, who can advertise on the site.

Accomplishment 5:

Accomplishment #5: NAIDW.org provides grants and “GoFundMe” resources to Injured Workers, providing hope and help to Injured Workers across America. Bravo Jon!

Why this nominee deserves a Comp Laude™ Award:

Jon Arbay is quite deserving of a CompLaude Award in the Individual/InjuredWorker and Leadership categories as he has successfully assembled a virtual community with valuable resources and life saving stratgegies for the Injured Worker populations, while at the same time, allowing the industry to offer services and resources within the community. Seems to fit the profile of a very legitimate Non-Profit organization, for the CommonGood. Kudos, Jon Arbay! Best wishes for continued healing and growth and expanding reach of NAIDW.

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Comp Laude Nominee – Darren Raye Fonzseau – WorkComp Survivor, Musician

Today is Tuesday, September 15, 2015 –

COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS & GALA – NOMINEE CONFIRMATION

Thank you for taking the time to nominate someone for a Comp Laude™ Award!

Please review the information you have provided:

Nominee type: person
First name: Darren
Last name: Fonzseau
Title: WorkComp Survivor, Musician
Employer: Volunteer – Human/Civil/Patient/Consumer and Workers Rights
Email: darrenfonzseau@yahoo.com
Category: Injured Worker Comp Laude

Years known: 1-3 years

Accomplishment 1:

WorkComp Survivor – State of Washington and advocate for Injured Workers via social media and music, along with direct contact with State Officials.

Accomplishment 2:

WorkComp Survivor – Provides encouragement to other Injured Workers, and food for thought to WorkCompsters, via very creative ways and means.

Accomplishment 3:

Frequent commentator to DePaolo’s WorkComp World, with always respectful always thought provoking thoughts, and always with expressed appreciation for the work of David Paolo and the WorkCompCentral crews.

Why this nominee deserves a Comp Laude™ Award:

Darren is a tireless WorkComp Survivor and advocate of what is good and true. While his LinkedIn profile states his education as, “UNEDUCATED The School Of Hard Nocks, Human/civil/patient/consumer/and workers rights volunteer advocate” Darren is smart and sharp and skilled at maneuvering through alligator swamp type environments of Workers Compensation. His music clearly gives his Soul solace, and gives encouragement and pleasure to the Injured Worker communities and others — and gives cause to pause for thought to the WorkCompsters. At times, when I am feeling quite discouraged and fed up with the criminality of WorkCompsters and the WarOnWorkers, I see Darren’s posts or songs on Social Media, I pause and read or listen, and then find myself renewed to fight the good fight another day. Nobody should have to fight WorkCompsters for decent medical care and benefits —- and it is the job of the Department of Justice to fight the fraud, corruption and outright crimes against Injured Workers in America. You can help, too. Help Injured Workers fight the good fight. Acknowledge the persistent and courageous efforts of injured workers everywhere. Acknowledge Darren Fonzeau. Listen up…..REVERBNATION… https://www.reverbnation.com/darrenrayefonzseau

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Comp Laude 2015 Nominee – Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer, Esq. – Riverside – Temecula – Palm Springs

Today is Tuesday, September 15, 2015 –

COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS & GALA – NOMINEE CONFIRMATION

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Please review the information you have provided:

Nominee type: person
First name: Peter M.
Last name: Schaeffer, Esq.
Title: Dr.
Employer: The Law Offices of Dr. Peter M. Schaeffer – Riverside – Temecula – Palm Springs
Phone: 9512750111
Email: peter@pslaw.com
Category: Legal Comp Laude

Years known: 1 year or less

Accomplishment 1:

Dr. Peter has had a successful career “Workers Compensation & Employment Lawyer helping injured workers get the treatment they need & the money they deserve !” nearly 20 years. With a compassionate private outreach to a struggling Injured Worker via social media; Dr. Peter granted permission for Injured Worker to use the private message in the Injured Worker’s internationally reaching blog – on the January 1, 2015 first blog of the year issue. “DISAPPOINTMENT AND FRUSTRATION WITH THE WORK COMP SYSTEM” — written in such a manner as to appeal not only to Injured Workers, but to other attorneys in the fields, excerpted below: “Good Morning: I truly feel your disappointment and frustration with the work comp system. When I began doing WC almost 20 years ago it was a rather fair system for injured workers but was being abused by a few scammers and unethical doctors and chiropractors who operated mill type clinics screwing the insurance companies at every turn… they knew how to play the system….” The entire blog can be read here: https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/2015/01/01/disappointment-and-frustration-with-the-work-comp-system/, Thank you, again, Dr. Peter, on behalf of Injured Workers Everywhere!

Accomplishment 2:

Dr. Peter has facilitated and encouraged discussions regarding opportunities regarding interviewing doctors who have also left the industry, and opportunities to interview and gather information for further discussions in social media, with aim and intent toward positive change. May the suggestion be followed by other industry leaders with large memberships–including but not limited to the CAAA.

Accomplishment 3:

Successfully convinced the Injured Worker that yet another person of goodwill had been discovered within the confines of the Workers Comp legal system, one willing to courageously speak up and out, with intentions to save lives and facilitate corrective changes and more positive outcomes for injured workers everywhere.

Accomplishment 4:

Successfully encouraged Injured Worker to not lose hope to fear or discouragement by periodic LinkedIn inmails and profile views, giving tangible evidence that InjuredWorkers are not alone.

Accomplishment 5:

Dr. Peter is in that small group of kind, compassionate and intelligent attorneys who did not apparently slide into the dark side for the devasating “profits before lives” business model; In fact, it’s likely that he has successfully applied the well known principles of Napoleon Hill and THINK AND GROW RICH.

Why this nominee deserves a Comp Laude™ Award:

Dr. Peter is most deserving of a CompLaude Award for Legal, Individual, Leadership categories by the very act of compassion, understanding, and will to good, along with the courage to reach out and connect with a non-client Injured Worker. Dr. Peter’s long term experience in the industry enables him to clearly state the known issues, and fairly concludes that “the system Sucks !” not only clients but doctors, and co-workers. Dr. Peter indicates his clear belief that “Fair play and due process died in California with the passage of SB 863.”