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.
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!”
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!
MyWorkCompCoach.com says when one thing doesn’t work, we do other stuff, by any and every means necessary and available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Have you been prescribed opiates?
- For what condition and body part(s)
- For how long?
- Have there been painful lapses of denied drugs?
- Is your pain condition a consequence of a failed surgery or foreign objects left behind in a botched surgery?
- How long have you been waiting for a hearing for your right to medical care?
- How long have you been waiting for corrective surgery?
- Are you represented by counsel?
- 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.
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