There are just a handful of industry bloggers shaping public opinions, and a good 25 or so bloggers considered to be #ITK, in the know.
How many injured workers are blogging now? How many have written books? How many have a huge social media presence? How many attorneys and providers are blogging?
Did you read Steve Gursten’s blog about IME issues? (LINKS BELOW) Wow! That firestorm should incite 21st Century Doctor’s Trials! Watch the deposition video! You’ll shake and spit, for sure, if you’re human! Follow THAT money trail.
Dr. Rosalind was paid how much for doing what, saving which insurance carriers how many millions to deny medical care?? Yikes! Typical,huh? Ask any injured worker, any where.
Most attorneys know, but they are not as courageous as Attorney Gursten…. who facilitated a WIN FOR THE 1ST AMENDMENT and for We, The People!! Go Steve! TEACH TEACH TEACH!
Below is a response to an email from the group, Crimes Against Injured Workers, et al!
The number of injured workers still not blogging is a serious detriment to any forward movement. It is said that there are 54 million plus Injured and Disabled Workers in America?
To aim for a #CommitteeOfBloggers and #Vloggers of at least 50 Injured Workers and Friends of Injured Workers is an attainable 2016 goal. We can, if we think we can. JUST DO IT!
Expand your reach! #Blog4TheCure and encourage all injured workers to set up a new email address with WorkComp[Name]@gmail.com and or InjuredWorker[Name] @gmail.com or any email carrier…. make every email count! Build your email lists NoW! #OccupyVirtually!
Set up a blog today, too! Follow the industry blogs, and comment succinctly and regularly. CREATE YOUR OWN BLOG(S) WITHOUT COST ON WORDPRESS.COM. Screen shot your comments and post on your FB pages…in case they refuse to ‘approve’ your contrary thoughts. Invite WorkCompsters to join your discussion groups, and be polite. There will be a day in Court, one day!
The #WorkCompsters are apparently aiming for a national discussion on work comp matters — closed door and excluding injured workers?
Recent news indicates it will be a secret meeting of a handful of industry influencers, undisclosed location and participants, and may include two ‘injured workers’ and results only will be provided with the public at large. It seems to be taking place someplace ‘in the Heartland’ (Let’s hope they check Your Radiation This Week for updates on the radiation levels in their city of choice, and that HEPA filters are provided in the meeting room, at the very least! It’s a litigious crowd, they might create a class action for the dangers they are being invited to participate in!)
More on that in coming blogs….those Secret Tribunals have always been questionable throughout history!
Do the 21st Century Sonderkommando ‘come in limousines, not tanks!?’ Will they do a preliminary national poll to include all parties involved and knowlegeable about the horrors of American WorkComp practices, or will they ‘shuck and jive’ amongst themselves, just like they do at those expensive high-end conferences at the best joints in America? Total cost per attendee is factored in to somebody’s bottom line? Rooms at what, $300/nite plus per diems? All they can eat and drink? With a few panels and chats that could reach more ONLINE?
INJURED WORKERS ARE PROHIBITED ALWAYS FROM ALL INDUSTRY EVENTS? Can’t learn/Can’t teach. Hmmmmmm. Talk about segregation and discrimination? One work comp industry organization actually openly and disdainfully prohibits injured workers of any kind at their events, and allows attendees to bring a guest ONLY if the guest is a SPOUSE? WOW! Ain’t that nothing! Do they do marriage certificate and bed checks, too?
Why is that? Years ago I worked for an attorney who always said, “PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU FOR THE WRONGS THEY HAVE DONE TO YOU!”
The doctor’s story is common. The attorney story is HEROIC! Steve Gursten, Esq. is an American Hero, and facilitated a win for the First Amendment, and for his truck driving brain injured client. California attorneys could learn a great deal from Steve, and how to truly protect a client, instead of serving them to the insurance industries for a ‘few pieces of silver.’ Maybe Steve should be invited to the Secret Tribunal…. he’s a Michigan PI attorney, obviously not leased/owned by any insurance companies. The ol’ WorkComp crowd will likely be heavily invested in CYA studies. See more details on IME issues here:
Will the National Discussion Secret Meeting simply be a polite get-together to suggest that Michael Grabell, Howard Berkes and the teams at NPR and ProPublica were — WRONG? I’ve read every article in the Demolition of WorkComp series and I have yet to see them seriously straight up address the FRAUD AND CORRUPTION. Insinuation, yes, but nothing to take to the District Attorneys, yet. Maybe soon!
Will they be discussing the “Lessons Learned By Sedgwick”? Romano Trust was not enough? It’s become Romano-Syndrome, hasn’t it? #Blog4TheCure! We’ll talk more soon on the Sedgwick Institute and the grants being handed out to long time WorkComp people to keep the merry go round turning?
Maybe a hotline for dying Injured Workers on the rest and wait and wait and opiate program, handled by a third party could be discussed at the Secret Tribunal?
No injured worker under the Sedgwick plan I have been in touch with has any faith whatsoever for any hope for any good faith actions after years and years and years of abuse. Most have retained more than one attorney, none of whom were able to get reasonable medical care sufficient for return to work, or any other protections. WHO WILL PROTECT INJURED WORKERS IN AMERICA?!
What do you tell an injured worker who says, “My attorney said he makes so little money on my case, he told me that it doesn’t matter if he returns my calls or not. When it’s over, he’ll still get the same little bit of money, so he has lots of files and can’t give my case any attention.” HOW IS THAT ETHICAL OR EVEN HUMANE? It certainly does not pass any ‘competency’ tests!
When will the attorney groups begin to monitor the horrors they facilitate by such behaviors, and worse? How about the attorney who says, “Fraud? I haven’t heard that word since law school. I wouldn’t have a clue how to proceed in exposing that!” Or the attorney who says, ‘Romano Trust vs. Sedgwick gave the industry the green light to withhold medical care from all injured workers, across America, and risk merely a fine of a maximum of $100,000. It’s cheaper than medical care in most cases.’
How about the Super Lawyers who know about “the issues” that permeate the WorkComp system and shrug and call say “The System Is Broken” …… Talk about Dodging The Facts! Sounds complicit to most injured workers!
How about the attorneys who bank only on ‘high profile cases’? If that’s the case, it is incumbent on every Injured Worker to CREATE A HIGH PROFILE, BY ANY AND EVERY MEANS NECESSARY. As Michael Grabell of ProPublica was recently quoted, he said words to the effect that most people don’t give a hoot about WorkComp till they are in the system, and fighting for their life to escape the horrors. I’ll find the article and post it when I do.
Anybody in the business more than 10 years is surely considered part of the problem? Anybody in the business more than 5 years is surely considered part of the problem. Heck, ANYBODY IN THE BUSINESS IS SURELY CONSIDERED PART OF THE PROBLEM OF MAIMING AND DISABLING AND YES, KILLING INJURED WORKERS ACROSS AMERICA, FOR PROFITS. Those who have remained silent, or just left the industry are quite as culpable, wouldn’t you agree?
Will they discuss real issues like fraud, collusion, malpractice? Will they look at how fake-doctor reports are factored in to the ‘rising medical costs’ in long drawn out WorkComp Cases? Will they address how paying off an on-the-take doctor to use a bit of slight of hand and deceptions with a touch of plausible deniability to ensure denial of medical care for the $7,000 range, verses necessary immediate medical treatments in the tens of thousands, and life medical in the millions, per case?
FOLLOW THE MONEY. Will they look at the butchery by the “Angels of Death” — Josef Megele-like ‘surgeons’ leased/owned by the WorkComp industries and complications caused by left over foreign objects?
WILL THE NATIONAL SECRET TRIBUNALS DISCUSS THE ISSUES?
Will they discuss the torturous practices of leaving foreign objects behind in a surgery, then cutting off pain meds without corrective surgeries? Will they look at failures to treat complications after botched surgeries? Will they look at cost-shifting to Welfare and Social Security Disability, and the the trickery of the Long Term Disability Providers and apparent collusion there, also?
It will share WorkComp Survival and Combat Skills. It will also be a series of e-courses, for the use and benefit of Injured Workers and to empower the few in industry who to not consciously intend to maim and kill injured workers. SIGN UP TO GET NOTIFIED BY EMAIL.
Many WorkComp workers are at high risk of joining the ranks of Injured Workers over their lifetimes, and many don’t even have a Twitter account or Facebook page, let alone the all powerful BLOG! The new site will incorporate lessons learned, in a general way, in the blog, AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com/list-of-posts/ All are invited to follow both blogs, and provide open or private comments and suggestions as we go forward.
Due to my work injury, I’m slower cognitively than I used to be, but I keep moving forward, one step and one post and one blog at a time. It is something we can all do. Implement “Compensatory Strategies.”
INJURED WORKER E-BOOKS AND HARD COPY and MORE
Several Injured Workers have written books! Good for them. Now comes the ‘marketing’ and putting your book in front of influencers and influenced, and other injured workers! Once published, YOUR WORK HAS JUST BEGUN! Let’s create a group for you authors to support one another in marketing efforts! You’re not alone; quit acting like you are! If you don’t have a blog yet, do it today! Start a study group of what you’re already written! Build your email list.
IF YOU HAVEN’T WRITTEN A BOOK ABOUT YOUR STORY YET, LET GET RIGHT TO IT! Others who have gone before us can light the way. Send me an email of your interest and we’ll organize some pow-wows. BE PRO-ACTIVE!
Building on the list of the 10 Congressional representatives, apparently incited by the ProPublica/NPR piece, The Demolition of Workers Compensation, who signed the October 2015 letter addressed to the Department of Labor — is a very good move. BRAVA!
LEGISLATORS WHO HONOR THEIR OATH OF OFFICE?
The list of legislators you have shared might be enlisted to join with the others, and issue an updated later with all the signatures of those public representatives charged with overseeing Workers Compensation atrocities and ensuring that corrective adjustments are made immediately, imho. Sharing this article, US Lawmakers Call for More Oversight of Workers’ Comp COULD serve to incite support, letting them know it’s time to act. Be sure to include the link to the actual October 20, 2015 letter from Congress to the Department of Labor. Here’s that link.
#Blog4TheCure Time to Restore CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO INJURED WORKERS NOW #WeAreTheMediaNow #DodgeRadsNow
Bear in mind that the parties in my case “reached resolution, subject to confidentiality agreement” and the only reason I continue to bother on a national and international level on WorkComp matters can be summed up in the words of Einstein, ‘Those who have the privilege to know have the DUTY to act.”
Thanks again for sharing, Cecilia Watt, Injured Worker for Crimes Against Injured Workers Spreading awareness to the public of the crimes, fraud and tactics used against injured workers as they navigate a corrupt workers compensation system.
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The words of Sophie Scholl of The White Rose Society, who did not survive Nazi Germany for speaking out, are as appropriate today as they were back then.