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!”

 

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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!

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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.

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"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

 

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Did you nominate THIS BLOG for the Best Blogs of WorkComp for 2016 – Injured Worker Category?!?

….subcategories of National Issues, Legal, Regional/State Specific, Settlements….  !

Did you nominate THIS blog, Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains, for the Best Blogs event by WorkersCompensation.com yet?  Thanks!  😀   It’s been a public service blog since Summer of 2013.  It even includes some scattered resources that will be reformatted into a better directory this year.

Injured Worker Resources …… add to it! We Are The Media Now.

PROOF IS IN THE RESULTS, HUH?  “The parties reached resolution subject to confidentiality agreement.”

#Blog4TheCure!  #Blog4Freedom!  March is Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Got Brains? #DodgeTheRads2

Brain Injury - BEFORE and AFTER WorkComp
                 Brain Injury – BEFORE and AFTER WorkComp

The Injured Worker was initially poorly represented, then self-represented.  There’s little love or respect between CAAA and the injured worker(s).

BRAIN INJURY ADVOCACY GROUP

Here’s the nominating link. Must be submitted by tomorrow to count in the industry events 😀




 

Nominate Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains and My WorkComp Coach for Best Blogs of 2016 INJURED WORKER primary category and sub categories of national issues legal settlement medical




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

If YOU have a #WorkComp Blog that explores the Injured Worker perspective, leave the link in comments and invite others to read.  If you are not blogging yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

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

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If you want to share a private comment, feel free to connect on LinkedIn at LindaAyres311 or gmail direct to WorkCompLinda@gmail.com because WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW; EACH ONE WARN ONE THOUSAND!

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 https://gem.godaddy.com/signups/196533/iframe“>THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. With blogs the reach to Influencers via LinkedIn and referrals by friends and neighobrs has been life changing. #OccupyVirtually! Fight Censorship! What is, IS.

 

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Stats for Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains

2013 – 1,280 views

2014 – 7,951 views

2015 – 18,929 views

2016 – 4,385 views to date

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What is, IS!

It would be a big help, whether or not these blogs “make the WorkersCompensation.com list” if you would FIGHT CENSORSHIP  and follow these blogs, because, WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW:

  AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com   MyWorkCompCoach.com  WeAreTheMediaNow.com AllReactorsLeakAllTheTime.com AskAboutFukushimaNow.com




“Comp Laude and Best Blogs: There Has Never Been a Better Time to Celebrate the Best in Workers’ Comp”




 

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Rebranding, since the blog seems to have been instrumental in facilitating ‘the parties reaching resolution, subject to confidentiality agreement,’ and the process includes a new blog called MyWorkCompCoach.com.

This new blog will include some untold Injured Worker stories, including Veterans kicked to the curb not only by the VA, but by subsequent work injuries.  We have already received a few, and most want to share ‘Anonymously’ for fear of retribution from employers, insurers or bogey-peeps.

When you think about WorkComp and the plight of Injured Workers, be sure to know about Botched Surgeries and Failures to Provide Corrective Surgeries that contribute to the “disability making machinery” and opiate traffic. The stories are heinous.  If you have a job, hope you NEVER GET HURT on the job!  If the injury doesn’t kill you, WorkComp ‘care’ may finish the job!

Do you have a WorkComp Story to tell?  Tell it here! “What’s YOUR WorkComp Story?”  Anonymous PRECEDES Unanimous!  Remember that!

“Do you see what we we see?”

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O SAY CAN YOU SEE, AMERICA!

An e-Course is in the works, WorkComp Survival and Virtual Combat Skills — watch for details!

We collectively hope to incite real discussion in the alleged ‘national discussions’ (albeit secret discussions) in the works now.  We trust that the efforts of carriers like “Sedgwick Institute” will embrace Injured Workers, listen to the horror stories, so that we can all, collectively, work toward life extending resolutions that include ‘immediate, reasonable and appropriate medical care’ and return to work efforts, when possible.

“… Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. said it has established the Sedgwick Institute, which it describes as “an interdisciplinary community of thought leaders dedicated to elevating the dialogue around issues affecting the risk and benefits industry.”

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Let’s dismantle the “disability making machine’ and create a legitimate Workers Rights movement to combat what WorkComp has become.  As the Department of Labor Secretary Perez indicates, their hands are somewhat tied.




 

“Labor Secretary Calls Workers’ Comp Opt-Out Plans A ‘Pathway To Poverty'”




 

The Congressional letter of October 2015 indicated some willingness on the part of a few members of Congress (and even a few more representing nuclear workers!) to provide law enforcement assistance, if necessary. It appears to be necessary, in most states.  So, ‘SEND IN THE NATIONAL GUARD, AND ENSURE THEY ATTEND THE ‘SECRET’ NATIONAL DISCUSSIONS in the works for May, somewhere in the ‘heartland.’

The matters of unbridled profits for the insurance industries on the backs of injured workers, along with costs shifting to same injured workers, to State and Federal coffers, is also discussed.  It’s hoped that the ‘national discussions’ include the most destructive and dangerous practices first, vs. hand wringing and “CYA” practices to protect PROFITS BEFORE LIVES.

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https://gem.godaddy.com/signups/196533/iframe“>”FIGHT CENSORSHIP – SUBSCRIBE TODAY: Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains

Think Locally * Act Globally #OccupyVirtually  #DodgeTheRads

PS  Ask About Your Radiation This Week; in fact, Google it!

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

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.
 
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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

Surviving Work Comp – A Series WHAT DO YOU THINK? Draft One

POINT OF REFERENCE:    Top 10 Highest-paid CEOs at U.S> commercial insurance companies

FOLLOW THE MONEY.  ALWAYS FOLLOW THE MONEY.

SKY EARTH FIRE

Back in 2012, one doctor suggested that I write about my work comp experiences after a witnessed slip and fall backwards, big, hard, conk on the head, little-to-no medical care over the course, in order to help me process what was happening to me with the lack of medical care, legal chicanery, and fight for my life.

NAIDW TBI AWARENESS

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It took until the summer of 2013 to make it a blog…..the earlier writings were to WorkComp people — doctors, adjusters, lawyers, human resources. Initially, I suspected the poor treatment was simply that some of the people I was dealing with were simply stupid.   I discovered it is far worse than that.

"WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW" #OccupyVirtually
“WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW” #OccupyVirtually  – #DodgeTheRads  

Have you seen the movie, WOMAN IN GOLD?  Here’s the trailer.  I watched it this week.  I cringed and gasped repeatedly as I saw parallels between those atrocities, and the life destroying actions of the WorkCompsters around the nations.  It is time for more Doctor’s Trials, to include the complicit sonderkommando, wouldn’t you agree?

 

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

 

Watch it and see for yourself how the parallels can be drawn with the devastation and destruction by the Nazi’s in the 30’s and similar destruction of life in the 21st century—of disabled workers, older workers and other ‘economically undesirable’ or ‘unprofitable’ members of the working classes.  If you do watch it, pay particular attention to the cheering when the Nazi’s rolled in to Austria, and the terrors that followed and wonder about shareholders of the companies causing such atrocities. Today, they don’t roll in in tanks, it’s the sedans and stretch limos?  Yikes!

 

If you don’t know any Injured Workers and if you are like the ‘cheering crowds’ of the profitable workcomp industries, also take a look at “The First Leaflet” and the next time medical care is denied on your watch, ask about your own humanity and soul.

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Injured Workers lose their sanity, their jobs, their homes and their lives in the PROFITS BEFORE LIVES business model that provides windfalls of profits, faster upon death of injured workers, to insurance industries and ancillary venues.

WHITE ROSES AND LINKED IN 5 16 2015
Are you #LinkedIn?

It’s thrilling to see that the nation is finally discussing, out loud and virtually, some of the horrific atrocities of WorkComp. No more sugar-coating the atrocities. Enough of you know the real deal.

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MAY AMERICA LEAD THE WAY TO STOP THESE ATROCITIES…..

We, The People,  Are The Media Now.  “Let’s get right to it!”

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Wouldn’t it be beneficial and life-extending if…..some of the biggies….. WorkCompCentral + ProPublica + National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers accelerate the discussion WITH AN EMPHASIS CHANGE TOWARD SOLUTIONS?  Enough already with the hand-wringing and rhetoric.

 

If you’re in the industry, Y’all already know what’s happening. DO SOMETHING TODAY.  MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT.  “ADOPT AN INJURED WORKER” AND HELP THEM ESCAPE FROM THE “assembly lines of death” and OPEN AIR DEATH CHAMBERS!

If not you, then who?  If not now, then when?

Go save yourself from the zombies

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Let’s individually and collectively conduct interviews with doctors, lawyers and others who have “left the industry” so that real issues can be addressed, in a less threatening manner, with, perhaps, some amnesty provisions for early responders.

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These WorkComp challenges and atrocities are Universal —- perhaps the USA, Canada, UK and Australia have similar organizations — like WorkCompCentral + ProPublica + National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers and everybody can join forces to save/extend lives.

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We’ll probably need some educational events to address BEST PRACTICES for Whistle Blowing, in all quarters, wouldn’t you agree?

It has been somewhat comforting over the past year to see discussions about the many horrors of WorkComp, along with the high profits for the insurance carriers. Romano Trust Vs. Sedgwick seems to have paved the way for carriers to “wish and hope you die” if you are an injured worker —-it’s an cost effective strategy, in perfect alignment with PROFITS BEFORE LIVES business models, also used by the Nuclear Industries?

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Here is a study by Everette Lee Herndon, Jr.  on Workers Comp & Bad Faith: Unacceptable Oversights The Insurer’s Duty and The Romano Case. Published on http://www.propertycasualty360.com on July 15, 2013  that will prove insightful to any readers, industry or non-industry.  If you’re human, read it; you’ll get it.

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A recent DePaolo World blog shared another story with the same trend….. Profit Before People rather than the carrier paying for transitional living facilities at approximately $40K a month, likely with the help of some nasty pharmaceutical, that injured worker’s ‘suicidal ideations’ and attempts could save that carrier a bundle…..  and have “Happy Shareholders”??  Yikes!  See also Guilty Without Charge

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Well, recently a recommendation from another doctor/coach suggested I write about my WorkComp experiences.  I shyly reported, “Well, I have a little blog already, but I do want to write a book.”   Unimpressed (and previously unaware of my blogs) it was suggested that before our next meeting that I “write an Introduction and a Chapter Outline.”  😀   THIS IS THE INTRODUCTION!   HERE COMES THE OUTLINE!

Did I leave anything out?  Do you think a series of e-books would fly?  Would you read it if it was free?  Would you prefer to pay 99 cents for each e-booklet?  Would you watch a webinar about Whistle Blowing, Blogging, Administrative Tasks for Injured Workers and more?  Would you join groups on the NADIW.org site, LinkedIn, Facebook and elsewhere to further discussion and enhance your own blogs?   

 

Surviving Work Comp – Draft One

INTRODUCTION    (See above)

 

  1. Congratulations on Your Job!  But Wait — about The Benefits
  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?
  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, fradu 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 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.
  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

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

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CompLaude Nominee – Paul Steiger – Executive Chairman, ProPublica

Today is Tuesday, September 15, 2015 –

COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS & GALA – NOMINEE CONFIRMATION

Thank you for taking the time to nominate someone for a Comp Laude™ Award!

Please review the information you have provided:

Nominee type: company
First name: Paul
Last name: Steiger
Title: Executive Chairman
Phone: 2125145250
Email: paul.steiger@propublica.org
Category: Service Comp Laude
Company type: Other (Investigative journalism, data journalism, reader engagement)
Relationship:
Years known: 1 year or less

Accomplishment 1:

“The mission of ProPublica is to practice and promote investigative journalism in the public interest.” Mission accomplished, and more to come! Thank you Paul Steiger and your team of investigative soldiers on the WorkComp War Fronts! They even have a Code of Ethics! https://www.propublica.org/about/code-of-ethics/ Vision, Insight, Leadership and Courage to facilitate, authorize and inspire “The Demolition of Workers Compensation” Series by Michael Grabell, ProPublica reporter, and Howard Berkes NPR reporter in March 2015. https://www.propublica.org/article/the-demolition-of-workers-compensation

Accomplishment 2:

Vision, Insight, Leadership and Courage to facilitate, authorize and inspire reporting on “Insult to Injury – America’s Vanishing Worker Protections” http://www.npr.org/series/394891172/insult-to-injury-americas-vanishing-worker-protections

Accomplishment 3:

Vision, Insight, Leader and Courage to facilitate, authorize and inspire a national investigative reporting continous event to collect information and report on Workers’ Comp stories across America… “Share Your Workers’ Comp Story As part of our ongoing investigation, we invite you to tell us about your experience navigating the workers’ comp system. Have something we should look into? Share Your Story…” https://www.propublica.org/getinvolved/item/help-propublica-investigate-workers-comp

Accomplishment 4:

Some of the stellar and courageous investigative leaders and reporters empowered by the leadership of Paul Steiger include, but are not limited to: Richard Tofel, president, Stephen Engelberg, Editor in Chief and reporters Michael Grabell, Terry Parris, Jr. Amanda Zamora, Marshall Allen and others. “He is a member of the steering committee of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, based in Arlington, Va., which provides free legal assistance to journalists. He is a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami, that funds efforts to enhance journalism and the functioning of American communities.”…. and such leadership, no doubt, encourages bravery and will to good by his teams of Investigative Reporters. People won’t stick their neck out like is being done with the reporting on Workers Compensation in America, without SunTzu type leadership evidenced by Paul Stieger.

Accomplishment 5:

Paul Steiger is an award winner of the CPJ International Press Freedom Award. CPJ is the Committee to Protect Journalists – and those protections surely extend to those brave investigative reporters on the staff of ProPublica and related ventures with NPR and Beacon –of the American WarOnWorkers and Homeland Security issues therewith. “…I was at first cranky the other day when BuzzFeed stole one of our brilliant senior editors at ProPublica. But then I realized his new job is to recruit half a dozen reporters and start an investigations team. For society and for journalism, we are seeing some progress.” “We can’t rest. We need to fight hard whenever the First Amendment is challenged at home. We need to speak out, even more vigorously than before, when journalists are abused around the world. We need to keep finding more inventive ways to fund and carry out serious reporting. And, of course, we need to keep supporting CPJ.” https://cpj.org/awards/2013/paul-steiger.php The entire acceptance speech of 2013 can be read here https://cpj.org/awards/Paul%20Steiger%20-%20Speech.pdf The Spirit of Courage and Cooperation is also evidenced in “ProPublica Partners with Beacon to Promote Workers’ Comp Reporting” — https://www.propublica.org/article/propublica-partners-with-beacon-to-promote-workers-comp-reporting ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Why this nominee deserves a Comp Laude™ Award:

The above accomplishment speak loudly. Paul Steiger, Executive Chairman of ProPublica has opened the Pandora’s Box of the Workers Compensation devastating WarOnWorkers, serving to increase awareness of the issues that America’s Working Class has silently endured for far too long. How long? TOOOOOOOOOOO LONG. In the Hollywood Movie, Avatar, the destroying psychopaths were ultimately driven off the planet….. We can hope for similar results and change as more Americans transcend Learned Helplessness about the atrocities of America’s Workers Compensation systems. Never give up. Never give in. Remember Remember… WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. TEAMWORK and COLLABORATIVE COOPERATION TO EXTEND LIVES. Every American can help ProPublica by sharing stories with them, and count on them to report back to We, The People. Paul and his teams may have well launched a revolution on behalf of InjuredWorkers everywhere, exposing the Profits Before Lives business model of the predatory insurance companies, and ultiimately, exposing the depth of the unclean hands involved in the destruction of the American Working class. Thanks Paul! Great job! #InjuredWorkersUniting #SilentNoMore— HOW MAY WE HELP?!

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ESSAY CONTEST INJURED WORKERS 2015
Injured Workers Essays Too?! https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/2015/08/23/workcomp-laude-nominate-now-essays-too-o-say-can-you-see/

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Comp Laude Nominees – Michael Grabell – Investigative Reporter, ProPublica

Today is Tuesday, September 15, 2015 –

COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS & GALA – NOMINEE CONFIRMATION

Thank you for taking the time to nominate someone for a Comp Laude™ Award!

Please review the information you have provided:

Nominee type: person
First name: Michael
Last name: Grabell
Title: Investigative Reporter
Employer: ProPublica
Phone: 2125145250
Email: michael.grabell@propublica.org
Category: Medical Comp Laude

Years known: 1 year or less

Accomplishment 1:

As the apparent Lead Investigative Reporter for the team effort of the series on THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION, Michael Grabell has blasted open a Pandora’s box across the nation. His courage, fearlessness, team work and general chutzpah are unparalleled in his profession. The leadership qualities Michael has expressed will surely move his career forward, in many good way, also clearly leading by example so that other Investigative Reports can move forward with telling our friends and neighbors about the atrocities of Workers Compensation in America, so that they can in turn tell theirs. The government already know. Go Michael and Team!

Accomplishment 2:

The professional decorum and adherence to the ProPublica mission statement and Code of Ethics are evident in Michael’s communications and non-communications regarding this incendiary topic called “Workers Compensation”…. May he never need the protection of CPL — The Committee to Protect Journalists — for which Executive Chairman of ProPublica, Paul Steiger, received an award for his contributions. Could Michael be in line for some serious promotions and increased responsibilities? If he is ever in need of support, the entire Workers Compensation industry “owes him” big time, as do Injured Workers across America. To light such a spark of fire for discussions of such atrocities happening in America….IS A VERY BIG DEAL! BRAVO MICHAEL.

Accomplishment 3:

The direction of the series, THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION, is comprehensive and cognitive dissonance producing. The alliance with BEACON to facilitate more journalist to get involved, and divide the labor, is nothing short of Revolutionary. Bravo Michael and Bravo to each of your brave colleagues.

Accomplishment 4:

The call to the Injured Workers’ Communities to hear our stories is an act of compassion, quite foreign in the Workers Comp war zones. Thank you, Michael, for ‘humanizing’ the reporting of domestic torture and terrorism destroying America’s working class—- and writing in such a way that only those most vile of our nation can dispute the facts as presented, and more to come. #InjuredWorkersUniting #SilentNoMore — What a great mouthpiece for the hitherto VOICELESS IN AMERICA!

Why this nominee deserves a Comp Laude™ Award:

“Michael Grabell is deserving of a 2015 Comp Laude Award because he gives a damn about the lives of injured workers in America, and although he has not been asked to give up his life or liberty to investigate and report what too many in the industry already know about, but till now, have only spoken about behind closed doors, in whispers. Not only did he report on some pretty heinous activities across the nation, he didn’t stop there. The cooperative efforts with Howard Berkes of NPR, and the Beacon group for further and on-going investigative reporting may ultimately serve to create a mainstream #CommitteeOfBloggers. May his courage, and that of his colleagues, be duly recognized by the #CompLaude committees and Workers Compensation Industries for the courage, integrity, and patriotism they so eloquently display. In light of what William Casey, former CIA Director, allegedly said in 1981, “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false” it seems that the ProPublica/NPR teams have essentially and mightily joined together to shout and report about Workers Compensation atrocities committed against America’s working classes, with a hearty thought of solidarity along lines of “With all due respect, Sir, in your face! We still have the First Amendment.’ Semper Fi, y’all!

Demolition of Workers' Comp

ESSAY CONTEST INJURED WORKERS 2015
Injured Workers Essays Too?! https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/2015/08/23/workcomp-laude-nominate-now-essays-too-o-say-can-you-see/

#InjuredWorkersUniting  #SilentNoMore

“Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there!”

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW THANK YOU