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.
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.’
My WorkComp Coach
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