The Workers’ Comp Industrial Complex! Stop! Hey! What’s That Sound?

ProPublica sets another charge in the Demolition of Workers Compensation site – Zap Boom Pow!  Write On!

Another job well done by the ProPublica Team.  Thank you!  Do it again!  Let’s get more people talking about the real issues.

READ ON:

ProPublica all this because somebody got hurt at work

Read the Entire Article Here…..  AND LEAVE A COMMENT DIRECTLY ON THE ARTICLE SITE!    http://www.propublica.org/article/workers-comp-conferences-expos-and-middlemen   Sign up to receive their top stories!  2016 holds promise of being lots of fireworks!

“If I was an injured worker at home wondering how I would pay my bills, I would be sick to see this,” said one insurance company manager who asked not to be named…”

“A top manager for a major insurance company recalled standing amid the hoopla a few years back when a company CEO turned to her and marveled: “All of this because somebody got hurt at work.”

“This year, there were conferences in 104 cities in 41 states — more places than in the country song, “I’ve Been Everywhere.” One hotel, the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, hosted three workers’ comp conferences in 2015…”

“Highlighting the bounty, there are now more than 150 workers’ comp conferences a year. There’s one for the American Society of Workers Comp Professionals, one for the Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals and one for the Association of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals. At least 26 have golf tournaments.”

At the national workers’ comp and disability expo, vendors gave away Apple watches, bottles of bourbon, and a Vespa scooter. There were free massages and shoeshines, a superhero caricature artist, more than one mentalist, and a live alligator named Spike.

“But over the past two decades, a cottage industry of middlemen has emerged, which some have dubbed the “workers’ comp industrial complex.”

READ ALL ABOUT IT:

http://www.propublica.org/article/workers-comp-conferences-expos-and-middlemen

Start with First Things First:  The Demolition of Workers Compensation



 

Pro Publica Investigations INSULT TO INJURY



 

If you are an Injured Worker, tell your story to ProPublica, and blog on!  Tell your friends and neighbors, too…. and make friends and transport useful information if you are in a WorkComp doctor/lawyer mill.  Transcend learned helplessness!  You are not alone!  #InjuredWorkersUniting!  #SilentNoMore!  NO MORE!

Study the Rules of Verbal Self Defense against Corporate Psychopaths.  STUDY IT.  SHARE IT. USE IT.


 

ProPublica help em investigate
https://www.propublica.org/getinvolved/item/help-propublica-investigate-workers-comp

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ON THE OTHER HAND…..CAAA Winter 2016 Convention will have a panel on The Demolition of Workers Compensation out in Rancho Mirage at the Westin Mission Hills Resort.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

THE PROPUBLICA/NPR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS: AFFECTING CHANGE

  • The “demolition” of workers’ compensation
  • The research behind the investigative reports
  • Inequities in the system

Panel: Tom Martin, Esq., (Moderator); Keith More, Esq.; David DePaolo, President, WorkCompCentral
Credit: 1.0 MCLE, 1.0 Legal Specialization


 

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The following blog feeds are recommended by CAAA members:

DePaolo’s Work Comp World by David DePaolo: Thoughts and impressions on the work comp industry.

Managed Care Matters by Joseph Paduda: Joseph Paduda’s weblog on managed care for group health, workers compensation & auto insurance, covering health care cost containment, health policy, health research, and medical news for insurers, employers, and healthcare providers.

Evidence Based by Michael Gavin: Michael Gavin, President of PRIUM, focuses on healthcare issues facing risk managers in the workers’ compensation space and beyond. He places particular emphasis on the over-utilization of prescription drugs in the treatment of injured workers.

WorkersCompZONE by Julius Young

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AN INJURED WORKER COMMENTS:

Some people can work 45-50 years without knowing a thing about WorkComp….Count me amongst the ‘madder than hell’ members of the Working Class, disabled by WC!  Do you see what injured workers see?!!!

IE: One icy slip and fall backwards on ice and boom….there went another life. Did you see “Concussion”?  Football players are yes, Injured Workers!  How about the soldiers returning from Central Asia with brain injuries, radiation poisoning and missing limbs?  Do we have your attention yet, Americans?

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Let’s open the doors of all the fancy conferences to the Injured Worker Community…. perhaps a part of the admission…. BRING AN INJURED WORKER to listen to the panels, and walk the exhibit halls and collect data and meet real people,  and yes, break bread with the folks profiting  ‘Because someone got hurt at work.’

Include panels of Injured Workers at every event…you’ll realize then that we are not numbers…we are human beings, being destroyed for the profits of the few.  You could be next.

OccupyVirtuall! 99%
OccupyVirtually! 99%

#OccupyVirtually…. save the expense and use it for medical care to actually treat injured workers, vs evaluations upon evaluations to deny medical care.

Heck, invite local politicians, or members of their field staffs to see first hand what’s really happening in WorkComp industries to their constituents.

Critical in California, and everywhere else!  Be sure to include reps from EDD and SSA… Involve the LTD carriers, too.  Bring all those who profit ‘because somebody got injured at work.’

Invite the Salvation Army to share how they help Injured Workers when the WC system is an Epic Fail.  Who else helps injured workers survive the system?  Legal Aid?  Houses of Worship?

C’mon America!  Lives are being destroyed.  We do not have the right to remain silent. ‘Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.”….  Simple and Easy:  1. Demolition  2. Trials and Consequences 3. Rebuilt on legit foundations …. nice and legal and American-like.  Ditch the secret tribunal type practices immediately.

Demolition of Workers' Comp

If there’s no solution, demand complete and immediate DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION and necessary trials.  Remember, there are now 11 Congressional representatives on record as being concerned and alarmed about WorkComp in America…. and one is even expressly concerned about Injured Nuclear Workers!  Pssssst, #DodgeTheRads!  It’s dangerous out there, America!  (That’s a matter for more Congressional Investigations, wouldn’t you agree?)

Draw the line at involving IW’s in the post-daily-event drink-a-thons. Opiates and alcohol are not a good combo, and most IW’s are seriously drugged as part of ‘treatment’ to keep noise levels down?

[Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup of The Soul fame says 2016 will be all about ‘SOBER IS SEXY’ and has apparently written a book to show you how to be it in 30 days! ”

In 2016, Sober will be the New Successful

Jack (Canfield, not Daniels!) says: “What’s more, those generalized “aches and pains” start lessening, as does that sense of feeling lousy. “Brain fog” significantly decreases, helping you make better, more forward-thinking decisions. “- See more at: http://jackcanfield.com/in-2016-sober-will-be-the-new-successful/

ONE DAY AT A TIME, PEEPS…. God, grants us the Serenity to Accept the Things We Cannot Change, The Courage to Change Those Things We Can, and the WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.  Remember remember: “God gave you a brain to use.”   THINK THINK THINK ]

All others, check out www.aa.org  or look for “Friends of Bill W” sessions at your conferences…..  surely there are some sober people attending! Find them!

Invite panels of Injured Workers to speak on the true atrocities of this highly profitable industry, which destroys the lives of all but the least injured workers.  Remember remember… today’s able bodied worker is at risk of becoming tomorrow’s injured worker….and another casualty of the system.

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It’s time to RESTORE CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO INJURED WORKERS NOW.

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What we need are greater numbers of InjuredWorker bloggers, so you, too, can know the truth.  Let’s aim to see “Injured Workers Associations”  in EVERY STATE IN THE UNION…. FOR STARTERS…   We’ll rate the providers as we help one another survive a system that aims to do only harm to injured workers.

As Cicero said long ago… “A NATION CANNOT SURVIVE TREASON FROM WITHIN….”

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

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DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH; DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS….. YOU COULD BECOME AND INJURED WORKER ONE DAY, TOO….

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A call to your congressman or congresswoman may get you an earlier hearing date.

Congressional Investigation for Injured Nuclear Workers  

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Congressional Investigations Injured Nuclear Workers

Nuclear Meltdown Workers and WorkComp - Globally

Read more about it here:  https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/2015/12/05/what-can-radiation-do-to-the-human-body-are-workers-protected-ask-about-your-radiation-this-week/



 

By the Way, remember remember:  ALL NUCLEAR REACTORS LEAK ALL OF THE TIME so ask about:

YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK, AMERICA!


 

 



 

CNN how close is your home to a nuclear weapon site
http://money.cnn.com/news/specials/nuclear_power_plants_locations/

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 #DodgeTheRads  #OccupyVirtually! #MakeWaves!

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

 

 

 


 

What Can Radiation Do To The Human Body? Are Workers Protected? ASK ABOUT YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK!

We are bringing Fukushima nuke workers back into the conversations!

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Remember Remember Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Workers

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CNN how close is your home to a nuclear weapon site
Partial list of nuke sites in USA http://money.cnn.com/news/specials/nuclear_power_plants_locations/

ALL NUCLEAR REACTORS LEAK ALL OF THE TIME

We see so many alleged anti-nukers working furiously to convince the unsuspecting public that there is no immediate danger in the USA, or from any nuclear events.

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For what its worth. Peeps need to see the faces of death with the lethality…just like work comp.


THIS IS WHAT RADIATION CAN DO TO THE HUMAN BODY

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“Warning: the image below is enough to make the hardiest stomach turn – especially as this guy lasted 3 months in this state.”

“What you’re seeing is the wasted body of 35 year old Hiroshi Ouchi, who had suffered a terrible accident at the uranium reprocessing facility in Tokaimura, northeast of Tokyo where he had worked, on 30 September 1999. The cause of the accident was the depositing of a uranyl nitrate solution, which contained roughly 16.6kg of uranium, into a precipitation tank, exceeding its critical mass. Three workers were exposed to incredible amounts of the most powerful type of radiation in the form of neutron beams.”

“The micro-second those beams shot through his body, Ouchi was a dead man. The radiation completely destroyed the chromosomes in his body.”

“According to a book written by NHK-TV called A Slow Death: 83 Days of Radiation Sickness, when arriving at the University of Tokyo Hospital Emergency Room,

Mr Ouchi appeared relatively well for someone that had just been subjected to mind blowing levels of radiation, and was even able to converse with doctors.”

“That is, until his skin started falling off.”

READ MORE AND LOOK AT THE PICTURE inside the link – it’s awful.
http://www.iflscience.com/physics/effect-radiation-body0

THIS IS WHAT RADIATION CAN DO TO THE HUMAN BODY


 

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Then take another look at this video:

Your Radiation This Week 1 – 30 A Silent Video

THEN READ THE ENTIRE #YRTW SERIES:


 

YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK

YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK NO 33

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READ MORE

Previous editions of YRTW

Five previous columns are at the end of each article. Each YRTW and all my previous Veterans Today columns are at http://www.veteranstoday.com/author/bobnichols/

All previous YRTW columns are included at the on this article at the end.

Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there!

Copyright by Bob Nichols @ 2015. Reproduce and distribute, give full attribution to Bob Nichols and Veterans Today.


 

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LET’S MOVE SOME POSITIVE RUMORS ABOUT WORKERS COMPENSATION TRANSFORAMTIONS, SHALL WE?

Remember We Met at CompLaude Awards Gala 2014?    Thank you for being part of my “WorkComp MailChimp Test Group” in 2015!   (And/or Social Media Pals also concerned about WorkComp, Civil Rights and Human Rights around the globe!)

Will you be at the WorkComp Central CompLaude 2015 Awards and Gala today?


Circumstances prevent me from attending the WorkCompCentral  2015 CompLaude Awards and Gala this year, but I will be there in spirit, virtually, because WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.

David DePaolo said:

“It is my hope that we will, with Comp Laude, eventually help shape policy for the future that benefits all of society.”

“It’s a big mission and a big risk.”

YEP!

Here’s David’s recent post, “MY DREAM” included in my current blog….

Work Comp Dreams – CompLaude Awards – Civil Rights and Human Rights for Injured Workers Now

  Bravo David DePaolo! “WE SHALL OVERCOME, SOMEDAY” Thank you to you, your team and your colleagues! Have a wonderful Gala!   “We just need to come to a collective understanding of why things are the way they are.”   “It…

Are you LinkedIn also?  Let’s connect:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindaayres311 ;
If they ask how you know me, use the email:  WynLinda@gmail.com    That seems to unlock the doors!  Direct mail back atWorkCompLinda@gmail.com

Do you remember the “Women’s Revolution” and the “Civil Rights Movements” of the 60’s and 70’s?   “WE SHALL OVERCOME, SOMEDAY!”   HAVE YOU EVER BEEN MORE CONCERNED ABOUT NUCLEAR DANGERS?  If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention!

Did you see the Congressional Letter about Workers Compensation?   It’s in this blog, thanks to the ProPublica people…. carry on and on!  Do be sure your friends and colleagues have read it and that they are talking about it.  It seems to be high time to RESTORE HUMAN RIGHTS AND CIVIL RIGHTS TO INJURED WORKERS NOW, wouldn’t you agree?

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Blog:  WorkComp Congressional Letter and You!
https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/2015/10/23/workcomp-congressional-letter-and-you/

Direct link via ProPublica:   Google it to see what others are saying!
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/2465674/letter-from-federal-lawmakers-to-labor-on.pdf


Did you make your  2015 Nominations?   I did, and blogged about them…. did you see them? I hear that some made it to semi-finalist and finalst categories!  Hooray!

CompLaude is National this year, with an international keynote speaker, so maybe next year it will be –> INTERNATIONAL, including Injured Workers from everywhere!

We know that friends in Canada, UK, Australia, Japan and beyond are having the same challenges of getting medical care and benefits for Injured Workers.  The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Workers have it worst of all!

ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS blog reach to date is 27,232!
Woo hoo!  People do care about WorkComp and Injured Workers! Even Politicians seem to care!  FOLLOW THAT MONEY TRAIL!

2013 – 1,280      2014 – 7,951    2015 to-date   17,998

As an Injured Worker (one of last year’s 4 finalists!), I am very grateful for the energy and work David and his team and colleagues have put into the CompLaude Awards, and the open discussion about the challenges facing Americans everywhere.   I am very grateful to have attended a few industry events, and thereby discover there ARE some good people in this life-destroying system.

I HAVE STUDIED  “VERBAL SELF DEFENSE AGAINST CORPORATE PSYCHOPATHS” over the coming holidays, and hope to do some ‘rebranding’in the new year, if that’s what it takes!

http://www.softpanorama.org/Social/Toxic_managers/Communication/corporate_bullshit.shtml

The movie, CONCUSSION, to be released 12/25/15 may serve to shake up the WorkComp industry soon.  Did you see what DIR did to make it hard for Workers with Brain Injuries to get proper evaluations and treatment?  What another shame!  David DePaolo blogged about it, Dr. Robert Weinmann blogged about it, and I had a few choice words on it, too!)

David DePaolo is collecting the Nice list, the teams at ProPublica are collecting the ‘naughty’ list… and I contributed to BOTH! ;p

 Beacon on Disparity – DePaolo’s World  – Thoughts and impressions on workers’ compensation and life

A new website is under construction that will also enhance the Resources page… particularly if you have services available to unrepresented Injured Workers, send me an email so we can tell the others.

As you may know, of the approximately “15%” of unrepresented workers, it’s a last resort, not a first, and a good many have had unsuccessful representation by 3-5 CAAA attorneys.  Follow the blog, if you will.

We’re looking to find a Team of Paralegals and related services that can fill that gap and perhaps save some lives that are ‘economically irrelevant’ to the legal communities due to multiple attorneys being ‘lien holders’ for failures to perform and worse

“Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there!”

See more here, and be sure to also tell your friends in St. Louis…. Y’all Take Precautions….  “YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK No 27” was included in our last communication.   http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/10/24/your-radiation-this-week-no-27/   Yes, we were warned.

Here is “YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK No 33”  Tell your friends and neighbors; the governments already know, and it’s dangerous out there!  Read More: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/12/05/your-radiation-this-week-no-33/

Remember Remember…. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW…. CompLaude 2015 Gala coming up….get YOUR nominations in by next Tuesday.

I think all providers of services should bring at least one INJURED WORKER, AS A GUEST, TO THE EVENT.  MAYBE NEXT YEAR…

PS… Below is the email I sent last year….. and have been meaning to stay in touch, but my case has been…. what it is!

Sent on Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:00 pm

Great to Meet You at the WorkCompCentral #CompLaude event

One of my favorite sayings is: WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW!  This is a touch base note to wish you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

As an #InjuredWorker, it was great to meet you at the 3rd Annual #WorkCompCentral WorkCompLaude Awards!

As 2014 wraps up, I know we are all very busy, so let’s be in touch again in the new year. We may have mutually beneficial opportunities ahead.  Did you see all the tweets at #WCCgala and #complaude? What a great educational day it was!

At first glance of all the marketing materials collected, I didn’t see too many social media resources?  Are you LinkedIn?  Do you Tweet?  Blog? Facebook? Pin? Email?  Injured Workers are Uniting and it may be mutually beneficial to share about YOUR services, observations, and expertise.   (I am seizing this opportunity to try MAIL CHIMP…an expert recommended it!)

As I told David DePaolo before leaving, “It was great to meet so many wonderful people and to see that not EVERYBODY in work comp wants to kill us injured workers for profits!”  He smiled and had a charming reply!
As one of the CompLaude four #InjuredWorker finalists, a fresh perspective may be useful to your communities as well.  Future blogs will include more information on several of the people and groups discovered at the event, along withe some “Expert Opinions” with an aim toward saving lives of injured workers while keeping things profitable for y’all.
All the best to you and yours!  Let’s MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN 2015!
Sincerely,
Linda Ayres, In Pro Per
#TBI & #WorkCompSurvivor
 

Some industry experts suggested reading this blog ‘at your own risk’ as it can create incidents of Cognitive Dissonance…

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Remember to read and share the CONGRESSIONAL LETTER ON WORKERS COMPENSATION  and send a note of thanks to the ProPublica and WorkCompCentral peeps for all they do for and with all of us!  WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW….. CARRY ON….

RESTORE CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO INJURED WORKERS NOW

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Work Comp Dreams – CompLaude Awards – Civil Rights and Human Rights for Injured Workers Now

 

Bravo David DePaolo! “WE SHALL OVERCOME, SOMEDAY”

Thank you to you, your team and your colleagues! Have a wonderful Gala!


 

“We just need to come to a collective understanding of why things are the way they are.”

 

“It is my hope that we will, with Comp Laude, eventually help shape policy for the future that benefits all of society.”

 

“It’s a big mission and a big risk.”


 

MY DREAM BY DAVID DEPAOLO
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Thank you for your leadership, David DePaolo. Doing “nothing” is a bigger risk.

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Allow me to start a few rumors here and there!

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Have you heard that 2016 CompLaude Awards will expand the international scope, and part of the price of exhibiting next year will be for each vendor to SPONSOR AND BRING AN INJURED WORKER to the event?

More of the rumor suggested that a portion of all entrance fees will be allocated for additional sponsorship of Injured Workers, across the USA, from Canada, from the UK, and from Australia, for starters to ensure a wide attendance from the Injured Worker populations. Will there really be injured workers from around the world attending WorkCompCentral’s CompLaude Awards?

More of the rumors suggest that a social media group called “COMP LAUDE 2016” will encourage Injured Workers to join–on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google Circles and more. Some say there will be a swath of Social Media Groups like CompLaude – California, CompLaude -New York, CompLaude – Florida, CompLaude USA, CompLaude Canada, CompLaude UK, CompLaude Australia, CompLaude Japan

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Remember Remember Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Workers… since 3.11.11

Some more law-oriented groups are said to be planning WorkCompCongressional Letters groups, state by state, channeling information to a Congressional Task Force on Workers Compensation in the USA. Canada, UK and Australia will do similar ‘virtual events.’

During the coming year, those who profit by the WorkComp industries can be proactive and get to know what really happens to Injured Workers, at least in America, for starters, in these virtual groups. There will be an increase in attendance at the various industry ‘conferences’ (at all those swanky joints!) by an outreach to the Injured Workers in each state.

The InProPer population of Injured Workers needs further investigation by the various state Bars. Exit interviews will be conducted at Settlement Hearings, and fees for attorneys who do their jobs and properly represent injured workers will be rewarded with increased fees, while those attorneys who fail their clients will forfeit blanket liens, and will stand in line with other lien holders. Injured Workers seldom “choose” to self-represent, but do so after multiple failures in retaining competent legal counsel.

The biggest rumor of all is that a Congressional Task Force, including members from the Department of Labor, Department of Justice and WorkComp commissions, along with EEOC, EDD, SSA and ADA will commence investigations in every state of the land, and go beyond “studies” to solutions! WorkComp Congressional Letters will become household words!

Letter from Federal Lawmakers to Labor Department on Workers’ Comp

Sen Patty Murray, Ranking Member, Senate HELP Committee

Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Ranking Member, House Education and the Workforce Committee

Senator Benard Sanders, Ranking Member, Senate Budget Committee

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, Ranking Member, House Budget Committee

Senator Ron Wyden, Ranking Member, Senate Finance Committee

Rep. Sander Levin, Ranking Member, House Ways & Means Committee

Senator Al Franken, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety, Senate HELP Committee

Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, House Education and the Workforce Committee

Senator Sherrod Brown, Ranking Member, Social Security, Pensions and Family Policy Subcommittee, Senate Finance Committee

Rep. Xavier Becerra, Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Social Security, House Ways & Means Committee

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No discussion in America about Workers’ Compensation is complete without reference to the ProPublica/NPR series: The Demolition of Workers’ Compensation. 

Bravo to those teams as well! And to the courageous injured workers who did not remain silent!

The truth is ugly indeed.   May all people remember that, as Dr. Martin Luther King reminded us, ‘Everything Hitler did in Germany was legal’ …. Till Nuremburg.

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While the parties in my case ‘have reached resolution, subject to a confidentiality agreement’ — circumstances make it impossible for me to attend the Gala this year. I will be there in spirit, and virtually, because…

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.

I am delighted to have learned that some of my nominees made it to the semi-finals and finals! It was not easy coming up with nominees for this event, not easy at all!

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In the new year, I hope to offer a course on Udemy.com called SURVIVING WORK COMP, with an audience of ‘all workers everywhere.’    WorkComp has facilitated an opportunity for me to learn more about social media, and I am learning to make videos.  Here’s one….   Your Radiation This Week 1 – 30 A Silent Video  (Less than 7 minutes; better next time!)

I made it more than 45 years of working for a few very powerful captains of industry, real estate and timeshare, without experiencing the tragic consequences of a work injury in California –until 2012. Over the course, I have been able to speak with many ‘industry experts’ and with many egregiously harmed injured workers across the nation and beyond.

What I know for sure is: The only sure way for a worker to survive WorkComp unharmed is NEVER GET INJURED ON THE JOB.

I will look forward to reading about the 2015 CompLaude Award Winners along with the DePaolo State of WorkComp.

Peace and blessings to you and yours!

“WE SHALL OVERCOME, SOMEDAY”    (Joan Baez)

OccupyVirtually! 

“WE SHALL OVERCOME” (Pete Seeger)

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Let’s join virtual hearts and minds to make a positive impact in the lives of Injured Workers everywhere.

Yes, “We’re all in this thing together. We need to recognize that…”

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW – #DodgeTheRads, ask about Your Radiation This Week and…

“RESTORE CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO INJURED WORKERS NOW”

HAVE A GRAND GALA!  XOXO   BLOG ALL ABOUT IT!

Encourage all attendees to commence blogging and join us on LinkedIn, Twitter and FB.  It’s just good business sense.

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW THANK YOU