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.
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“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:
Start with First Things First: The Demolition of Workers Compensation
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!
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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 “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
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[ pssssst, Hey, how about… Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains dot com? ;D It’s a real piece of work ….. ]
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?
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.
#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.
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! ”
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.
It’s time to RESTORE CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO INJURED WORKERS NOW.
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
DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH; DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS….. YOU COULD BECOME AND INJURED WORKER ONE DAY, TOO….
A call to your congressman or congresswoman may get you an earlier hearing date.
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By the Way, remember remember: ALL NUCLEAR REACTORS LEAK ALL OF THE TIME so ask about:
YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK, AMERICA!
#DodgeTheRads #OccupyVirtually! #MakeWaves!
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW