“Something is terribly wrong with workers compensation, isn’t it?” Google it.
Draw your own conclusions. Be sure read the most recent ProPublica and NPR pieces of investigative reporting adding to the Workers Compensation National Discussion, pretty please and thank you.
U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers https://www.propublica.org/article/us-labor-department-states-are-failing-injured-workers
AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com MyWorkCompCoach.com Just sayin…again.
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW – Think locally * Act Globally * Occupy Virtually and for goodness’ sake, continue to #DodgeTheRads
U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers
A new Department of Labor report says cuts to state workers’ comp systems have left injured workers with inadequate benefits and raises the specter of federal oversight. The findings echo those of a ProPublica and NPR investigation last year.
INSULT TO INJURY: AMERICA’S VANISHING WORKER PROTECTIONS
WHAT ARE INJURED WORKERS SAYING ABOUT THE ProPublica/NPR UPDATE ON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION??
Here’s one comment on an industry blogger’s post about the issues. Be sure to see the additional links in that blog,
My WorkComp Coaches’ Comments on the FutureComp Consulting blog:
Joe doesn’t believe there is anything wrong or terribly wrong with Worker’s Compensation, so how credible are his comments?
I do agree with his conclusion, “What does this mean for you? If you don’t tell your story, others will make up stories about you.”
That looks like another way of saying “Without a blog and a growing database Injured Workers are unarmed and unprotected in the global war on workers.”
I think you and DePaolo summed it up best! David also said, “Why is it that nobody gives a damn in this industry about big money fraud?”
I believe all Americans should extend another standing ovation to @ProPublica and @NPR journalists, and to Paul Steiger for running such a stellar operation!
Injured Workers were starting to wonder if NPR/ProPublica thought their work was done on the necessary investigative journalism on these issues! Hooray! They’re back!!
Let’s encourage those 10 congressional representatives to do their follow up.
While Secretary Perez HOPES they will act, hope is not a strategy. DOL and DOJ Work must together to protect the American people from the criminal elements in your industry… A civil rights commission is probably the best next step, wouldn’t you agree?…
Mediate.com shows only 127 Workers Comp Mediators in the USA (yikes, for 54 million injured workers… we have a problem, Houston!) 26 Workers Comp Mediators “serving” California and 59 “serving” Florida. It’s not a full list, as several I know are not listed.
Maybe the Structured Settlement peeps know more mediators? Let’s investigate.
Congress may have to send in the National Guard after all — while the legal professionals get up to speed on mediation and negotiations. Yes, American’s don’t ‘negotiate with terrorists’ but an exception must be made for dealing with the ‘work comp terrorists in suits’ – maybe an executive order could help?
Some of us are working on finding and organizing more professional mediators in order to help WorkComp Hostages ESCAPE THE SYSTEM.
An Awareness Campaign to educate attorneys who purport to represent injured workers must be launched in order to save lives now. Watch for my next articles in Huffington Post, too…. you might appreciate them! – MyWorkCompCoach.com xoxoxo
Yep. Thanks Richard. #DodgeTheRads and blog on! WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW
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