First they came for…

THE EMPTY SUITS

First they came for the Injured Workers, and I did not speak out–

Because I was not an Injured Worker.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out —

Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the ‘Boomers,’ and I did not speak out–

Because I was not a ‘Boomer.’

Then they came for the Insurance Brokers, and I did not speak out–

Because I was not an Insurance Broker.

Then they came for the Attorneys for the Injured Workers, and I did not speak out–

Because I was not an Attorney.

Then they came for the Judges, and I did not speak out–

Because I was not a Judge.

Then they came for the Politicians, and I did not speak out–

Because I was not a Politician.

Then they came for the Bloggers, and I did not speak out —

Because I was not a Blogger.

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

it didnt start with gas chambers

 

If you have been watching the ‘Abbott and Costello’ version of the

Workers Compensation National Discussion ala Abbott and Costello - Comedic duo

Workers’ Compensation National Discussions, you will better understand.  

Spin Doctors!

WC SHELL GAME TIMES HOW MANY INJURED WORKERS

The “National Discussions” launched in May with diatribes against America’s Injured Workers, selecting a few to disparage viciously and incessantly on and off social media.

Yes, we were warned.   Let’s see what they collectively come up with in … August…. to spin for ‘improved perceptions’ of the industry and it’s killing machines and bots?

Remember Remember:  ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY?

Broker Schmoker Rebuttal

The Ignorant Aging

Are The Calderons Enough?

This Could Be Huge

Polarization to Hypocrisy

Work Comp and Baseball

Remember the industry rants disparaging America’s Injured Workers in favor of a (potential?) business associates from down under? Follow the money.  Follow their blogs.

“This morning finds me firmly ensconced in a top secret “undisclosed location”, preparing to attend the 2016 Workers’ Compensation Summit – the result of an earlier call for a national conversation on workers’ comp. When I first published the article…..”

Who Will Lead The National Conversation on Workers’ Compensation

WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designees for 2016!

Some Final Thoughts on the Best Blogs Experience

Best Blogs to Be Announced on Monday

And The Conversation Begins in Dick Cheney’s Basement

 

Injured Workers Mediation for negotiations and structured settlements

Some Injured Worker/WorkComp Survivor Opinings…

 

 

WorkComp BEST BLOGS RESULTS? Without a Blog, an Injured Worker is UNARMED and Unprotected in America’s WAR ON WORKERS

ACTION ALERT:   FOLLOW THESE  “Best Blogs of 2016” #WorkComp Blogs and Leave Your Comments when you have something to add to the discussion. Then, CREATE YOUR OWN BLOG AND LET’S KEEP MOVING.    

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Remember Remember the First Amendment.  PS Is it true that if you don’t know what your rights are, you don’t have any?  

“NOT IN THIS COUNTRY!”

 

NAIDW 54 million plus

 

Get your travel-passes ready for the upcoming Facebook WorkComp/Injured Worker Virtual Field Trip!

 

See the Industry “Top Blogs” links below and “Arm Up” —  #OccupyVirtually!

 

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW ….  #DodgeTheRads ….

 

MyWorkCompCoach.com says when one thing doesn’t work, we do other stuff, by any and every means necessary and available.

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Since the Wilson’s “Best Blogs 2016” results are in, and apparently none of the 3 or 4 Injured Worker blogs made the list, and too few Injured Workers are able to blog for survival, let’s try another strategy.   Share more at the National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers  NAIDW.org  AND….

IF YOU ARE AN INJURED WORKER, attempt to write your story in 500-700 words or less, and submit, as a guest blogger, to each of the “Winners”  in the recent contest.  Links are below.

If you like, provide a courtesy copy of your submission to the author or various authors to WorkCompLinda@gmail.com for follow up.   We’ll see what we can do to pave the way to incite open-ness to your stories.

What’s YOUR WorkComp Story – A Questionnaire by MyWorkCompCoach.com

Maybe resubmit your story to the good people who did the 2015 series  INSULT TO INJURY: THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION?   They still say:  GET INVOLVED – HELP US INVESTIGATE    What Happens When Americans Are Hurt on the Job?  Help ProPublica Investigate.  

(Print a copy and take to your doctor and send to your attorney and remind them of their oath and their fiduciary responsibilities.  If they need more support, encourage them to read Congress’s  October 2015 letter offer  to send in law enforcement, if required.  It seems to be required, doesn’t it. Send in the National Guard to protect injured workers and other taxpayers while WorkComp is transformed or demolished. )

The industry seems to be choosing demolitions based on the willful ignorance, arrogance and obfuscation of facts and other media deceptions and distractions.

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We’ll also ask again at the Sedgwick Institute – LinkedIn group for a committee to review your stories, whether or not you are a Sedgwick or other TPA casualty or horror story.  Carpe Diem!

You might also Google search   Legal Intake – National ACLU for local, state and national legal intake resources, if necessary.

WCBinjury.com [an Injured Worker Blog nominated for the Wilson ‘best blogs 2016’ event, didn’t make mention, either] would also welcome hearing from you.

Submit your stories or copies to InjuredWorker@WCBinjury.com     Be sure to read their page, The Constitutional Right to Blog.   KEEP COPIES OF EVERYTHING, or easier yet, BLOG ABOUT IT!

 If-you-re-not-careful-the-newspapers-will-have-you-hating-the-people-who-are-being-oppressed-and-loving-the-people-who-are-doing-the-oppressing-Malcolm-X-quote

Then, get to work on creating your own blog, control your own content.  WordPress.com or Blogger.com can get you started.  Keep it simple; just get started.

Since the “Agenda” of the National WorkComp Discussions leans toward OPIATE TRAFFICKING, insinuating that most Injured Workers are lazy fakers who prefer a life of poverty, pain and homelessness as a “opiate dependent” or “street drug addict,” be sure to include YOUR experience with doctors and drugs and failed surgeries in your stories.

  1.  Have you been prescribed opiates?
  2. For what condition and body part(s)
  3. For how long?
  4. Have there been painful lapses of denied drugs?
  5. Is your pain condition a consequence of a failed surgery or foreign objects left behind in a botched surgery?
  6. How long have you been waiting for a hearing for your right to medical care?
  7. How long have you been waiting for corrective surgery?
  8. Are you represented by counsel?
  9. What was your date of injury…

Once the ‘experts’ have your date of injury, condition and body parts involved, they already know what you’ve been through, so do you best to stick with the facts.

Si sedgwick insitute opportunity to open dialogues

 

"YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK"
“YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK”


The 2016 Best Blogs Winners have been announced! View them here!

 

Announcing the WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designees for 2016!

 

The blogs below were all nominated by citizens of the workers’ compensation community. They were judged on several criteria. In addition to objective categories such as age of blog, frequency of posting and website traffic**, they were also assessed by an independent judging panel for content quality, value and timeliness. Designated blog category was determined by people nominating the blog. In the event of multiple nominations, the category selected by the majority of nominators was used.

Congratulations to the winners, listed below in the order of their overall score:


 

Work Comp Roundup, Author Michael Stack – Category: Education

From Bob’s Cluttered Desk, Author Robert Wilson – Category: National Issues

Managed Care Matters, Author Joe Paduda – Category: Medical Management

DePaolo’s Work Comp World, Author David Depaolo – Category: National Issues

WorkersComp Insider, Authors Tom Lynch & Julie Ferguson – Category: National Issues

Workers’ Compensation by Gelman, Author Jon Gelman – Category: Legal

The Official Medicare Set Aside Blog, Author Jennifer Jordan – Category: MSA/Settlements

Conference Chronicles, Author Varied – Category: Education

Florida Workers’ Comp Adjudication, Author David Langham – Category: Legal

Work Safe, Texas, Author Varied – Category: Carrier

Franco Signor MSP Blog, Author Varied – Category: MSA/Settlements

Workers’ Comp Zone. Author Julius Young – Category: Legal

MedicareInsights Blog, Author Rafael Gonzalez – Category: MSA/Settlements

Alabama Workers’ Compensation Blawg, Author Varied – Category: Regional/State Specific

Evidence Based, Author Michael Gavin – Category: Medical Management

Mark Pew, Author Mark Pew – Category: Medical Management

Louisiana Comp Blog, Author Varied – Category: Regional/State Specific

Sedgwick Connection, Author Varied – Category: TPA

New Jersey Workers’ Comp Blog, Author John Geaney – Category: Regional/State Specific

The Return to Work Blog, Author Varied – Category: Carrier

Simply Work Comp, Author Varied – Category: Safety/Prevention

MEMIC Safety Net, Author Varied – Category: Safety/Prevention

From Bob’s Cluttered Desk:

Best Blogs to Be Announced on Monday

Well, the tabulations are complete, the results are in, and the first Best Blogs competition is now under our belt with the winners scheduled to read more …
Posted on: April 29, 2016, 5:53 pm

 

cognitive dissonance turbulence

More Talking Points for a GLOBAL SUMMIT on WorkComp Resolutions! WHAT ELSE?

  1. Congratulations on Your Job!  But Wait — about The Benefits! [‘All of This Because Somebody Got Hurt at Work’]
  2. Hurt on the Job? Uh Oh!  HOPE FOR THE BEST — PREPARE TO FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
  3. Lawyer Up or Self-Represent?
  4. How does it work?
  5. Who are the Key Players?
  6. How do you get medical care?  Hint: Cross your fingers and hope you don’t die first!
  7. What to Track:  Money In/Money Out/Money Stopped; Doctor appointments — arrival, names, notes, tests, directions, prescriptions, off work notices; Get and read copies of all medical reports and appeals, get business cards of all parties.
  8. What to do if treatment is denied (and it will be denied, FACT!  APPEAL, SQUEAL AND SQUEEK — JUST WHISTLE)
  9. Why Blog?  What to blog — What not to blog?1399166808228
  10. Suspect Fraud?  Uh oh!  FIGHT BACK!
  11. Suspect Collusion?  Uh oh! FIGHT BACK!
  12. Did HR send a Get Well Card and Speedy Recovery Wishes?
  13. Are you disabled?  File for Social Security Disability immediately if you expect to be off work 1 year or more (Hint: If it’s work comp, count on it! File churning, obfuscation of facts, fraud and chicanery often caused delay, denial, deceptions and death.  FILE TODAY;  If you’re lucky enough to get legit medical care and return to work, welcome to that “1%” crowd!
  14. Follow THESE Blogs – Comment on Industry Blogs
  15. Join the #CommitteeOfBloggers – WE WORK LIKE ANTZ  – Use these memes and hashtags too!
  16. Lost your sanity, job, home and health?  Uh-oh!  Find an advocate to help you fight back – LEARN TO WHISTLE!  #JustWhistle, #Tweet, #Blog, #Post, #Pin etc.
  17. Tell YOUR story here and there [What Happens When Americans Are Hurt on the Job? Help ProPublica Investigate] and Tell your Friends and Neighbors and Elected Officials…. do your best to BE SUCCINCT….. “What it used to be like, what happened, and what it’s like now”  Figure you have 30 seconds to grab attention, and two minutes to hold it in a call to action.  #Blog4TheCure
  18. Go Fund Me?  If you don’t ask, you won’t get.  TRANSCEND LEARNED HELPLESSNESS; BE CREATIVE!   (Read also #TheFirstLeaflet)
  19. Join a Class Action in Your State or Nation
  20. Settlement Time?  Yeah, right.
  21. Then What…. HOW DO YOU MOVE ON POST-WORK COMP?   How to RISE LIKE THE PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES? occupy virtually 99 percent
  22. Ask:  About Your Radiation This Week – Bob Nichols, Writer

Remember Remember that  All Nuclear Reactor Leak All of the Time and that radiation poisoning compromises the immune system.

Radiation and Health PU239 etc

‘Pray for the Dead and Dying, Fight Like Hell for The Living, #DodgeTheRads and #OccupyVirtually

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#InjuredWorkersUniting  #SilentNoMore

“I BLOG, THEREFORE I AM A WORKCOMP SURVIVOR”  BE ONE TOO!

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW RED DOT

WHAT ACTIONS CAN YOU TAKE TODAY?

Bloggers:

Injured Workers:

Attorneys:

Providers:

Adjusters:

Legislators:

Law Enforcement:

Civil Rights & Human Rights Advocates:

PEOPLE OF GOODWILL:

FOLLOW THE BLOG AT MY WORKCOMP COACH and ADD TO IT!

WATCH FOR INJURED WORKER STORIES FROM THE WORKCOMP COUCH!

CALIFORNIA WORKERS TORPEDOED AGAIN.  Bummer! What has the Governor Done?! Concussion Alerts!

This news seems to be a purely malicious and well planned act of really bad practice by all complicit parties?  #WorkCompStinks!  Secret Tribunals, Fatalities and extreme abuse of the WorkingClass for the profits of the few.  “WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.  EXPECT US. JOIN US.”   READ AND SHARE THIS BLOG.  START YOUR OWN.  
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This is actually heinous news–utterly odious and wicked!  The money trail might suspiciously lead from NFL related enterprises?….to …. where?  Nawwww, that couldn’t happen, could it?
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Can the President please send in the National Guard to protect California Workers now, or must more be tortured, maimed, and have their lives destroyed and shortened by WorkCompsters for the profits of the few?

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CHRISTINE BAKER HOLIDAY DIR PARTY
“No Reporters Allowed…” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0M6m8S1OoH0

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Why does California demand that Orthopedic Surgeons be the primary treating doctors for BRAIN INJURED WORKERS?  Nobody in Sacramento has ever head of ACOEM and MTUS and NIH for guidelines on treatment?  Doesn’t California WorkComp have any PHYSIATRISTS either to refer brain injured workers to?  
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The WCAB and defense teams seem to act like that’s a made up word when such is requested as a PTP!  WorkComp neurologists are essentially clueless about brains, not even knowing that vision and hearing are functions of the brain!  D’oh!  7th Grade Kids seem to know more about brains than California QME/QME “Neurologists” and CorVel/Maximus “doctors.”
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Looks like the GOV may have had a lapse of memory on his Oath of Office in his attempts at chivalry and Ms Baker?  “Our Goal Is Back To Work”??  
REALLY?  COMPLETE SYSTEM FAIL!  EXPENSIVE AND COMPLETE SYSTEM FAIL!
PS:   “Mischief” is not the same as COLLUSION AND CORRUPTION, JUST SO WE ARE CLEAR!
 

(We wonder who pays for the Private–no journàlists allowed — DIR holiday party THIS YEAR? Last year, Youtube has some pretty …interesting….footage of ‘this is a private party’)  

No Reporters Allowed By CA DIR Director Baker At “Private Event” On Cal-Osha & Workers Comp

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I don’t think the Gov’s “Oath of Office” promotes Chivalry to Ms. Baker, DIR, WCAB, Insurance Industries before the Common Good, does it? I could be wrong…. WorkComp does seems to have it’s own rules, courts and subsidies, huh, operating outside the Constitution of The United States of America on multiple issues, doesn’t it?  Outside the California Constitution on multiple issues, as well.  
 
Is there a Civil Rights lawyer in the house?  Has the BIA – Brain Injury Association of America been consulted?  Have any Injured Workers been consulted? Was CAAA consulted?   How about the leading mouth-pieces for the industry?  
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Does ProPublica know about this?  Sounds like a PS to THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION!
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We, the People, want the names, ranks and salaries of the parties to this action, please and thank you.
 
NAIDW TBI AWARENESS
Let’s watch the unfolding drama. Investigations and Indictments seem to be in order. Will DOJ and FBI investigate these suspicious acts? We can continue to wait and wait and wait and hope. 
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California needs Federal Overseers of WorkComp practices to protect the Working Class, and we need it NOW!
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I am not too alarmed, however.  WorkComp doesn’t  seem to have any neuropsychologists to refer Injured Worker’s to anyway, for at least the past ten years, based on input from Injured Workers in Southern California.
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Orthopedic Surgeons seem to be the norm to be designated as treating doctors, and they joyfully report they have no knowledge of brain injuries.  
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(This seems to be a very weak link in their practices, since accidents with broken bones often can include head injuries…. their Society might take a closer look, or, like NFL, involve the cardiologists? D’oh!  )
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CAAA practices don’t seem to be much better or stronger when it comes to brain injuries; some of their members do as much harm as those paid to harm injured workers, through willful ignorance or ‘not enough money in it’ syndromes)
GRAVY TRAIN WRECK
 
Last year, one case, defense tried to send the TBI survivor to a neuropsychologist for yet another evaluation–one who admitted hadn’t treated brain injury patients for over seven years…  Just apparently real busy and profitable doing evaluations for Work Compsters.  [
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The three neuropsychologists who evaluated this injured worker (two in 2012, one in 2014) were all approved/authorized outside of the alleged MPN.  
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The adjuster apparently had no clue as to what type of doctor to send the Injured Worker to, and the EAP program (that IW was originally referred to a Clinical Psychologist) was a bit of good luck, as that CP doctor had tremendous brain injury knowledge, as his own son was recovering from a devastating brain injury, with the help of an interdisciplinary team of doctors and specialists.  
That clinical psychologist helped walked the rookie adjuster through the process, clearly describing the dangers and the needs for immediate and appropriate medical care.  The Injured Worker had to pay for the MRI’s recommended in both 2012 and again in 2014.  
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WorkComp peeps seem to dispute the location of the brain, and attempt to pretend it is not a body part.
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WorkComp seems to approve primarily Orthopedic Surgeons and Chiropractors for brain injury, with a little PT and 40 or so face to face evaluations, and countless re-evalulations by CorVel doctors—who also seem to know little to nothing about brains.  
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It took nearly 3 years for the mentioned Injured Worker to get to a speech therapist and occupational therapist (3-6 months treatment were required, 16 days were authorized, then extended another 8).  
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One of the WorkComp leased/owned neurologists suggested that since care had been denied for two years (at that time) and since the injured worker was female and over the age of 35, no treatment was deemed necessary, contrary to all medical evidence.
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The primary treating doctor since Feb 2013 has been an orthopedic surgeon, and the bulk of the denying Corvell doctors have been orthopedic surgeons. WorkComp neurologists and CorvVel and Maximus doctors seem to be simply clueless about head injuries…..or are they paid to just look the other way and write false reports to ensure denial of medical care.  
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Responses from DIR over the course will be located and  forwarded  to appropriate authorities.  Seems this situation may call for intervention, finally, by DOJ/FBI.  
TBI MEANWHILE IN AMERICA

What Happens When Americans Are Hurt on the Job? Help ProPublica Investigate

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FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS STAY IGNORANT.  This article could have the effect of being a call to all Americans to see the movie, CONCUSSION, in December, and search google for the facts they are hiding.  DARPA is spending gazillions on brain research….. Doesn’t Sacramento stay in touch with the DARPA peeps either?  D’oh! 
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PS:  Experiential Adjusting

Leading At The Top

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ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS AND CORRUPTION NOW

 

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW THANK YOU