Hurt on the Job? Uh Oh! HOPE FOR THE BEST — PREPARE TO FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
Lawyer Up or Self-Represent?
How does it work?
Who are the Key Players?
How do you get medical care? Hint: Cross your fingers and hope you don’t die first!
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.
What to do if treatment is denied (and it will be denied, FACT! APPEAL, SQUEAL AND SQUEEK — JUST WHISTLE)
Why Blog? What to blog — What not to blog?
Suspect Fraud? Uh oh! FIGHT BACK!
Suspect Collusion? Uh oh! FIGHT BACK!
Did HR send a Get Well Card and Speedy Recovery Wishes?
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!
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Join the #CommitteeOfBloggers – WE WORK LIKE ANTZ – Use these memes and hashtags too!
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.
“WorkComp Survival and Combat Skills” is in the works!
It might become a free e-book. Would YOU read it?
Scroll down to learn more about DU and Brains and Injured Military Personnel! Read and View more about YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK and:
“GI’s Brains Fried by Military Dispensed Nose Candy”
BACK TO INJURED WORKERS AND WORK COMP MATTERS (Military Personnel Are Injured Workers, too. Remember that as we go forward!)
The E-BOOK/COURSE title was going to be SURVIVING WORK COMP…..but that hardly sounds strong enough, does it?
#WorkCompChat: Brain Injury comes to some with a very surreal sense of time, space and sequence!
So, Hey, 4 years ago today I got the conk on the head at work…no dramatic story at point of impact, slipped on ice, fell backwards, conked my head real real hard…..
Now I are a not-employed disabled Writer/Blogger/Boomer, #WorkComp and #TBI#Concussion Survivor and Advocate for Injured Workers across America and beyond, a Southern California Rad-Survivor and still a friend of Lucy Occupy & Friends, and still an advocate that we #OccupyVirtually and #DodgeTheRads!
(WorkComp made it easier to #ShelterInPlace since the principle treatment was ‘rest and wait and wait and wait and wait and evaluate’ etc., and for that, I AM GRATEFUL.)
Revising my resume is on that darn list of things to do that gets bigger, not smaller, every day in every way!
#OccupyVirtually! It’s dangerous out there! #DodgeWorkCompsters!
Anybody ever hurt on the job knows the rest of the 4-year drama of WorkComp.
“The parties reached resolution subject to confidentiality agreement”
Many thanks to all of you who shared and discussed the blog, AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com over the course….we reached approximately 30,000 peeps, more on the drawing tables for 2016.
Many thanks to other TBI and WorkComp Survivors who lighted the path and provided signposts to maneuver to safety on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and yes, even in person!
Many thanks to all of your who shared direct and indirect encouragement. You are much appreciated. WE DO NOT…FORGET.
Let’s interview some of the INFLUENCERS and tell more stories about Injured Workers in America and beyond on our blogs…
Let’s see how we can save more lives of injured workers while we RESTORE CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO INJURED WORKERS NOW.
When I slipped and fell backwards at work, one of the guys, at the sales meeting afterwards, with little-to-no appreciation for my Fukushima postings and bloggings said, ‘ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, she has Fukushima radiation all over her!’…..
(I was covered in snow, head to toe, dazed, dizzy and confused…)
I used to tell the evaluating doctors, “Look, I’m injured not stupid!”
Fortunately for me, ‘the parties reached resolution, subject to confidentiality agreement’ late last year, with a few loose ends, so now I begin to rebuild my broken life.
So, people, life goes on. If you’re injured at work, prepare to FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE. FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS FIGHT ALONE. If I can help, I will help. WorkCompLinda@gmail.com WeAreTheMediaNow.com (site building)
Einstein reminds us that “THOSE WHO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO KNOW HAVE THE DUTY TO ACT.”
Yeah, I’m now privileged to know all about WorkComp in America. Um hmmmmm. Alrighty then.
LET’S CREATE AN ORGANIZATION — Starting with INJURED DISABLED WORKERS ASSOCIATIONS – USA aka IDWA – USA.
We might even get some smart lawyers with compassion and some corporations to participate….
IF WE CAN SAY IT, WE CAN CREATE IT. WE SHALL DODGE THE RADS AND WE SHALL OVERCOME!
I may see some of you at the upcoming Rancho Mirage #CAAA Winter Conference…. we’ll break bread and discuss the Art of War?
IN THE MEANTIME, #DodgeTheRads! It’s Dangerous Out There and Remember remember….
“(San Francisco) January 9, 2016 – Good Day, this is “Your Radiation This Week.” These are the recorded Radiation Highs that affected people this week around the United States. You should compare the Rad numbers directly with the Rad numbers in with my articles listed on the VT Author’s Page here: http://www.veteranstoday.com/author/bobnichols/ or below. It is also linked to my name at the top on every article.” – Bob Nichols
I got to blog for 4 years straight, sometimes 24/7 when I couldn’t sleep, and other days/weeks all I could do was sleep…and #ShelterInPlace because of the workcomp system and practices, and for that, I am grateful. Editing can be an extreme challenge with brain injury….
Since ‘resolution’ of my case, I have secured more medical assistance and on-going wholistic care, and I am experiencing measurable improvements. “Fight or Flight” plays havoc with body systems, and the BRAIN controls all body systems.
I asked one doctor recently if I might be ‘fooling myself’ to think I may be able to return to some sort of gainful employment one day. (One doctor last year said I need to make plans for Assisted living in the not distant future! Yikes!) The new doctor gently suggested that I just keep doing what I’m doing, and see how health matters unfold this year. I told him I’m studying Social Media strategies and he smiled and said, ‘That’s nice. Don’t spend too much on learning such complicated things.’ 😀 (Without some executive functions, the nuances of social media can sometimes fly right over my head!)
If you get a brain injury, BE A SMART PATIENT. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH, and ask friends to help you. It’s dangerous out there!
Remember Remember: MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH. IT’S ALSO FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR MELTDOWNS AWARENESS MONTH. #DodgeTheRads and Protect Your Brain!
NOTE: LISTEN UP!
GI’s Brains Fried by Military Dispensed Nose Candy