Sorry Injured Workers – I tried to pry open some doors to communication with the WorkCompsters…to no avail

From an Injured Worker’s Perspective – Deploy Mediation and Structured Settlement Teams to reach resolutions

Thank you for creating this group, and for being open to participation by Injured Workers who have dodged some bullets in the system, and got out alive.

I blog, and my ‘rebranding’ blog is and my ‘screaming to the high heavens’ blog is

It can be used as a study piece that this community of thought leaders may find some new perspectives and identification of issues requiring solutions and resolutions.

Professional friends, upon learning of my workplace injuries, advised ‘get out of work comp by any means necessary, it will kill you!’ Later, some of the same people, and new professionals, said they had never seen anyone fight so hard for life and exit from the system. Believe it or not, a warm and somewhat fuzzy best wishes letter even arrived from the defense.

I am currently collecting stories from other Injured Workers in hopes to present issues for the “National Discussions” that appear to be in progress.

Many of us are extremely grateful for the stellar reporting of the investigative reporters that provided America with the information in The Demolition of Workers Compensation, that may serve to save more lives. Many of us hope for an encore. I personally hope that investigative reporters will be invited into this group, and encouraged to participate and demolish the existing systems, and replace them with ones that reflect values of life, liberty, and justice for all.

I seem to ‘scare’ some people with some of my out-of-the-box ideas, but over the course of my career, prior to the workplace injury, I had also supported some very powerful captains of industry. Thinking small is not second nature to me.

I will watch and read, and practice some restraint in this group, seeing it as a huge opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of not only Injured Workers, but in the lives of providers & workers on the ‘short-end-of-the-work-comp-stick.’

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  • Linda Ayres

    Linda Ayres I welcome public or private discussions, and I can be easily reached at

    If you will be dividing into committees, I am a natural networker. Please let me know how I may best be of some support in identifying more of the real issues, and facilitating dialogue with injured workers in America, Canada, Australia, UK and beyond.

    It could be beneficial to set up a ways and means for WorkComp workers to chat, in a non-adversarial manner, with injured workers, not unlike programs for incarcerated members of society to have pen-pals with the ‘free world.’

    We all know some of the same people, and really, WorkComp is everybody’s business.

    Thank you, Jonathan Mast! For the record, and for this group, attached is the link to your announcement of the group, and my very public request to join!

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    Kind regards,

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  • Linda Ayres

    Linda Ayres Here are “More Talking Points for a Global Summit on WorkComp Resolutions” for your consideration.

    Here is a survey that Injured Workers have been responding to via my blog:

    Talk soon! Thank you again for this opportunity to meet and discuss.

    I may include a blog soon to invite others to join. My reach may be somewhat different than many of yours, and there may also be overlap.

    In any event, We Are The Media Now. Let’s make it count.Show less

  • Linda Ayres

    Linda Ayres Remember Remember: “ABOUT THIS GROUP”

    “As an extension of its commitment to delivering innovative business
    solutions, Sedgwick has established the Sedgwick institute, an interdisciplinary community of thought leaders dedicated to elevating the dialogue around issues affecting the risk and benefits industry.”

    “Under the aegis of the Sedgwick Institute, full- and part-time members will draw on their backgrounds in business, government and academia to conduct and publish scholarly research; develop forums for information-sharing; forge partnerships with industry entities; shape legislation affecting industry
    stakeholders; and drive innovation in the risk, insurance and benefit industry segments. The institute’s work is intended to benefit Sedgwick clients, business partners and colleagues, as well as the recipients of services administered by Sedgwick, regulators and the general public.”Show less

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    Linda Ayres Open Letter Sedgwick Institute – LinkedIn Group Attention: to Jonathan Mast

  • Linda Ayres

    Linda Ayres Then we have the issue of lawyers and their part in denied medical care, over – evaluations, breaches of ethics and fiduciary responsiblities and other 3D practices —delay, deny, defend (or die)…

    Here’s a link to David DePaolo’s current blog,

    and my three cents, for what it’s worth:

    Got Cans O’ Worms? Legal Representation and WorkComp Issues for National Discussion Agenda

    “Without a blog, an Injured Worker is Unarmed in the War On Workers” –
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  • Linda Ayres

    Linda Ayres Here’s someone to consider for a Resolutions Team of Thinkers at the Sedgwick Institute, wouldn’t you agree?

    I have invited Karen Stankevitz, Managing Director of Consulting and Analytics at Aptus Risk Solutions, Inc. to join the group. I hope she accepts. Karen apparently has a background and expertise in claim closure initiatives, litigation closure executives.

    Wow! Look at this from her profile:

    “…Clients who have embraced the litigation closure programs have experienced 50-60% closures on their aged litigation inventory within the first 12-14 months. Clients have reported that they have experienced actuarial relief and legal expense reductions at the end of the initiative…”Show less

  • Linda Ayres

    Linda Ayres Results are in for the Industry opinion on Top Blogs. No other Injured Worker blogs were discovered either? The results are astonishing, huh?

    “Without a Blog, an Injured Worker is Unrepresented and Unarmed in the War On Workers, #WoW.”

    No mention of any submitted Injured Workers blog? #Wow!

    2016 WorkComp ‘Top Dog Blogs’…

    What is Is.

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  • Linda Ayres

    Linda Ayres new blog…. see and share, thanks. filled with action steps.

    Opiates? WorkComp Best Blogs Results? Malcolm X? Without a Blog, an Injured Worker is UNARMED AND UNPROTECTED in America’s War on Workers and Opiates!
    Opiates? WorkComp BEST BLOGS RESULTS? Without a Blog, an Injured Worker is UNARMED and Unprotected in America’s WAR ON WORKERS

    #DodgeTheRads and #Blog4Freedom, Life, Liberty and Justice for All….Show less

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