Workers’ Compensation is NOT an Employee Benefit. “Bad Actors” are More Than BAD ACTORS….think think think

With a new Administration in Washington, D.C., including a new Secretary of the Department of Labor, not only is it imperative that we individually and collectively connect with that department to alert them to the need for transformation in Workers Compensation (an Essay to the DOL Secretary within the first 100 days of the new term would be great!)—- It would also be great if a few more than the Top 25 Propagandists for the Industry begin to shout about WorkComp Transformation and Solutions!

How about: The Top 25 Ways to Spot and Deter Medical-Legal Fraud in Your State?  If you experience something, document it and report it!  

Some industry ‘experts’ suggest that the new administration will look the other way, hands-off, State sanctioned corruption and WorkComp abuses.  WE THINK NOT!

Now is the time for all people who work to learn to blog, and TWEET TWEET TWEET like there’s no tomorrow.

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Group event here: Occupy Work Comp – Let’s Sing the Troll Song – They hate that! Invite your friends, too. https://www.facebook.com/events/896562560453071/
If it looks like a troll, acts like a troll, it’s probably a troll. SHUN THEM. YOU KNOW WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE. Refer to RULES OF ENGAGEMENTS for dealing with trolls. It’s there for your reference. See the OCCUPY WORK COMP EVENT — INVITE YOUR FRIENDS
Original group intent: #OccupyWorkComp – #OccupyVirtually Share experience strength and hope as an Injured Worker or Friends of Injured Workers in the virtual combat required to SURVIVE WORK COMP
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Injured Workers – Groups

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This Group is for posting stories of Injured Workers and Struggles and Hardships they are forced to endure. Please share your story so we can all come together, Educate, Learn and Fight.. We are not Responsible for Any Members Posts or Comments. We are not able to monitor / read and interpret every post; and they may not necessarily be the View of the Whole Group. Please Be Respectful… Profanity / Insults to Other Members/Threats, etc. will not be Tolerated! It is Possible, that a member may make a Comment or Remark – because of their Dis-Satisfaction with this System – That may not be Mature, or Inappropriate- Which We ask Members – if they feel they have done so; to Please Correct or Delete that comment or message. All Members have Discretionary Powers to Do this. We all Make Mistakes too. We understand that it can be Very Upsetting in Dealing with the System. This is the Nature of the Beast we Deal with. This is a closed group and only approved for members, who can see whats posted!! Anything you post will NOT show up in others newsfeeds – Unless another member Shares it. Maybe it will in your own feed because you’re a member but it won’t to non members!! Feel free to post your questions or concerns regarding WCB/WSIB. Most times other Injured workers have been where you are and can give some advice. We would like to Hear All Members Opinions and Comments and Offer Support To Each Other. Take care and *Welcome* to our group 🙂
275 members

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if you want to vent or share proplems just do so add pictures just about anything you like relating to people injured on the job
46 members
Theodore Johnson and Sead Dindic are in this group

 

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In January of 2013 my husband was killed in a workplace incident in Regina Saskatchewan. But he was far from just my husband, and far from just an employee. He was a father, a son, a brother, an uncle, a grandson, a friend, a co worker, he was a human being. He was a tax payer, he was a home owner, he was a patient, he was a union member, he was a worker, his very existence was relevant, in one way or another, to everybody. This movement is relevant to everybody whether you go to work or not. People you care about do. It is important the every person knows that the systems in place to help them and to protect them and to keep them safe are flawed, not regularly enforced and have been cut back to the point of being unable to function. This is not a political issue, this is not somebody else’s problem, this is a reality for every person. I never imagined it would happen to me, and nobody does. But it can, in a split second. The goal of this group is to organize a movement that is led by the people, and for the people. To create a voice that is so loud it can no longer be ignored. To put a face to workplace injury and fatalities. To raise awareness, to find support, and to most importantly fight for our fundamental rights as a collective body of human beings.
19 members

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Post your troubles , post the positives and the negatives …Time to take a stand ..i myself am getting ready to picket WCB
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2 Corinthians 6 9:10 The world ignores us, but we are known to God, we live close to death, but here we are, still very much alive. We have been injured but kept from death. Our hearts ache, but at the same time we have the joy of the Lord. We are poor, but we give rich spiritual gifts to others. We own nothing, and yet we enjoy everything.
38 members

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*Justice for Saskatchewan, Injured / Disabled Workers* “WCB Employees Paid to Commit Fraud” “Denied Medical / Rehabilitation Benefits by WCB” The Historic Meredith Agreement in which WCB was founded has been twisted like a pretzel to deny injured workers benefits of medical care / lost wages, after suffering workplace injury. In the summary documents, prepared by Board services, and used in Board Members Judicial Appeal Hearing, I found falsified medical reports / complete lies. How can you receive a fair hearing when WCB employees place falsified and fabricated lies, to deliberately con-volute / misconstrue, your claim? Enough is Enough, It’s obvious the WCB “Road to Zero” is in reality a road to zero, benefits; How is it possible, all 3 of my MRI scans were not properly evaluated? 2 scans at University Hospital, radiologists- Dr. Derek Fladeland, Dr. Brent Burbridge, Dr. Stephan Kriegler all missed; Herniated Disc’s / Annular Disc tears / Traumatic endplate fractures; Facet Injuries; Spinal Stenosis; It’s as plain as the nose on your face; WCB Saskatchewan, is; Medical Legal Insurance Fraud; Racketeering; Designed to contain costs, at the expense, of the injured worker / family. In 1998, Gordon Scrimbit, was told by Wascana Rehab, he would never work again, WCB’s answer; ” While we do not disagree with the diagnosis, we do not see how this could be so”. In other words the evidence was totally disregarded. Recently WCB placed a contract out for bid for a new computer program; est: cost of $20 Million; WCB received their new computer program which cost over $30 Million dollars: Yet Injured Workers are being denied medical treatment requested by physicians for diagnosis / treatment. If you are a injured or disabled worker who wants to join this WCB, “Class Action Lawsuit” please send a request, this facebook group is PRIVATE, (However WCB likely will see all members eventually) Many Others Just like Yourselves, MUST, take this first step, and place your name on the lawsuit; We will hold 3 meetings, after the 3 meetings we will file the lawsuit in Court of Queens Bench; We are contacting several competent Law Firms; As a group, the choice of which Law Firm will handle the Lawsuit, must be voted on. Sincerely Bruce Junker
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Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups Who are we? We are a group of workers (and family members) who have been injured or made sick on the job. We have first hand experience of the WCB/WSIB system and know it needs improvement! ONIWG is growing. We now have 21 member groups and more are joining. ONIWG groups in your community: – Offer peer support – meet other workers who face the same difficulties and challenges that you do – Supply information regarding the compensation system – Provide an opportunity to join the fight What we are fighting for! Reform of the Workers’ Compensation Act and Policy and return to the founding principles. Dignity, Respect and Justice must be the foundation for a renewed Workers’ Compensation System. We want an Act with the stated purpose to truly assist and compensate workers injured, made sick and disabled at work. Current Campaigns Bring in full cost of living protection for all injured workers’ benefits Provide pensions for workers with permanent disabilities and eliminate the deeming system – injured workers need real jobs and job security or full compensation Learn more about the Network: http://www.injuredworkersonline.org/Organizations/oniwg.html How to reach us: President – Eugene LeFrancois Secretary – Catherine Fenech Executive V.P. – Janet Paterson Head Office R.R. 1, Kaministiquia ON P0T 1X0 Tel. (807) 767-7827 munso@tbaytel.net
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I’m putting everything I have on here about the abuses & bullying from my case manager & nurse consultant at WSIB anyone wants to share their stories go ahead
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This group is for injured workers to network and provide support and motivation for each other. if you have gone through this type of thing after a workplace injury,or know of someone who has post it here.We want your story…we are trying to help you too…What this is NOT-An advertising agency for products and services personal or professional
470 members

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This is a group to help WI’s injured workers. Please share your stories, support each other and hopefully Work Comp Attorneys will join to offer legal advice.
16 members
Jennifer Brackett Jensen is in this group

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How WSIB and their Injury has become their whole lives.
353 members

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PA. Injured Workers Group is a group for Injured workers from PA., or anywhere else, that want to get involved in the effort to change the legislation in the states that allows for the persecution and abuse of injured workers.
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Jim Conace is in this group

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This group is for those who have been injured at work, in a vehicle accident and from a criminal event and need legal advice. This group is also for those who wish to be consultants. Here you will find the right type of advice free of charge for your particular circumstance. From there you will be referred to professional injury lawyers who will discuss your circumstances with you. From beginning to end we offer a free no obligation service. Win or lose in court there is no cost to you. Our services are paid by the insurer, not you.
20 members

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‘The Road to Social Justice’ Injured Workers All Across Canada, is a group of ‘Individual’ injured and disabled by occupation workers, family members, friends, supporters and ‘whistle blowers’, seeking a radical change to the Canadian provincial workers compensation Acts and the WCB’s who have sole right to interpret those Acts then make policy. Join us @: http://iwocac.ning.com
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Support & information for Injured Workers Free consultation with filling out WSIB forms & understanding the appeal system. Monthly meetings the first Tuesday of every month unless it’s a holiday weekend. We offer support & guidance and sometimes host guest speakers. Email: wendyknelsen@hotmail.com Twitter: @activistwendy Website; injuredworkersonline.org
538 members

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Help others with your story
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The goal is to address and offer support for injured workers and thier Families.
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For workers injured killed in North Dakota to come together and share experiences and make connections
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Dedicated to connect injured workers to agencies, funds and more. A place to go for mental support and information about internal and external injuries. Your not alone!
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John M Wilson is in this group

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This group is for those who have issues with wsib a system that we have no choice but to pay into and when you are hurt they do not want to give you your money back to help you get on with your life as a injured worker
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comments,suport
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This page was set up for another person. She believes Injured Workers could help one another.I am hoping people will trade or sell items at a reduced cost.
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Wendy Pinkerton-Knelsen and Kim Prince are in this group

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Hello my internet angels, welcome to my page. Happy New Year, and may you all have the greatest life journey ever! I made a promise to myself this year, after receiving my Counseling diploma with “Honors,” in December 2014,’ that I would once again become a part of this beautiful world. I am becoming visible, and break my thirty-year silence regarding the misdiagnosis, that led to the medical madness, and the horrendous problems I have had to experience, still experience as an injured worker dealing with the Workers Compensation System and the Canadian medical system. I am proud to say that understanding human behavior has given me an edge over everything in my life.. I have found my way out of the darkness we are pushed into by our injuries, depression, injustice and dealing the small mindedness of the adjudicators on our case. And my greatest wish for this year, is that the more injured workers that come out of hiding and break their silence, tell their stories and their experiences since becoming an injured worker. Tell how the medical community treats us. A system that is supposed to protect and help us, but in my case, and the cases of many, are ignored, misdiagnosed. I would spend the rest of my life dealing with nerve damage and a multitude of other problems only because of ignorance. My experiences of being implanted with medical devices that help control pain. Gave me my life back, but, only caused further injuries, and issues, losses, as well as more problems when they malfunctioned, electrocuting me internally, paralyzing my body, until my co-workers unplugged the device from the transmitter, saving my life, bringing me down and back into the unjust Workers Compensation System. Machines that are put in people’s bodies to help control pain that go ignored, unmonitored by the Workers Compensation Board that purchased these devices, as well as the surgeon’s who implanted these devices, and the manufacturer who never warned me of the consequences of being internally electrocuted. And I was I ever sent a letter telling me my device was obsolete and needed replacing. The more stories we hear, the more people that stand up in the face of adversity, the quicker we will see changes because these stories could be yours…..or that of your loved ones….Don’t let this be their experience. It’s time to SHATTER THIS SILENCE. I hope that my story and the poetry God blessed me with the ability to write will provide support, inspiration, and information to those who need it. It’s only when we all break our silence, that changes happen. We need to shatter the silence with louder voices, break the patterns, and labels, and take our lives back. Because, only in doing so, will our future, the status quo won’t impact our children’s future. We set out on a road of dreams, to only have another person derail us and that won’t continue……my life is worth it…. God Bless Giggles the Poet
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#WorkCompCrimes: Post questions, photos events about Injured Workers in America and throughout the World. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. #IWU InjuredWorkersUnited https://www.facebook.com/groups/1420621508187237/ IF YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE WORK COMP CLAIM, USE DISCRETION IN YOUR POSTS, AS THERE ARE NO SECRETS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. JOINING A ‘SECRET GROUP’ MAY PROVIDE A MORE COMFORTABLE FORUM. Create new ways to communicate with the others. A CLASS ACTION SUIT WON’T HAPPEN AS LONG AS THEY KEEP INJURED WORKERS SILENT AND DIVIDED. SO, LET’S SHOUT, LET’S UNITE! WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. EXPECT US. Admin: Lucy Occupy / Linda Ayres via wynLINDA@gmail.com and lucyoccupy@aol.com
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The Joint Task Force on Rehabilitation for the Injured Worker was established in 1983 to provide an educational forum and promote better communication between professionals regarding rehabilitation services for the Maryland injured worker. The founding members recognized that the Workers’ Compensation Community needed specialized knowledge and skills. The purpose and goal of the Task Force is to identify the skills and knowledge that are needed to assist and equip professionals in providing successful services for Maryland injured workers. Conferences, workshops and written material (The Good Practice Manual and other educational materials) provide the forum to present this information. These forums bring together the Workers’ Compensation Community which includes claims representatives, physicians, rehabilitation counselors, attorneys, nurses and therapists. For this reason the membership consists of 15 organizations and associations representing the wide variety of entities directly involved in workers’ compensation. Each member organization or association appoints representatives to serve on the Task Force. The Task Force is a standing committee of the Maryland Rehabilitation Association (MRA) and Chesapeake Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector (CARPPS).
9 members

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Post questions, photos events about Injured Workers in America and throughout the World. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. IF YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE WORK COMP CLAIM, USE DISCRETION IN YOUR POSTS, AS THERE ARE NO SECRETS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. JOINING A ‘SECRET GROUP’ MAY PROVIDE A MORE COMFORTABLE FORUM. Create new ways to communicate with the others. A CLASS ACTION SUIT WON’T HAPPEN AS LONG AS THEY KEEP INJURED WORKERS SILENT AND DIVIDED. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. EXPECT US. Admin: Lucy Occupy / Linda Ayres via wynLINDA@gmail.com and lucyoccupy@aol.com 760 368 7236 – message line
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A safe place for disabled workers and pagans to talk about their experiences and give each other emotional support
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Petition to improve service provided to injured workers and allow treating physichians to decide what work their patient is suitable to complete. “YOUR DOCTOR HAS AN OPINION BUT IS NOT IN A PLACE TO DECIDE WHAT WORK IS SUITABLE FOR YOU!”-WSIB case manager
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Mike Spencer, KC Taylor and Lisa Swatschek are in this group

Secret Group

1 member

Public Group

1 member

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Injured workers suffer terribly on the workcover system. The system devalues and dehumanises injured workers. The system is unfairly biased against injured workers. Worse still, more cuts to entitlements are being proposed by the government. Injured workers and those who care about injured workers are most welcome to join the group, share experiences and gain support from others in the same situation.
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A national injured workers advocacy organization based in Bay Point, California.
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Kim Prince is in this group

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Each and every one of us suffers a workplace injury at some point in our lives. It is not only a physical experience but an emotional and financial one as well. We trust that WCB is going to asssit us throughout the whole injury but that is not always the case. We want to hear your stories. Do you beleive that WSNB needs to be revamped? Do you beleive that their policies and procedures are for the injured worker? Do you feel well treated by your case manager? have you been threatened to have your finances cut off if you dont comply with your case managers decisions of how your care should be? Share with us your ideas and experiences…its time for a change.
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Support and information sharing group for Ontario’s injured workers and those disabled through illness. Information about benefits available to the public that they do not know about.
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Stories of their injuries and what is going on in their life since.
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This is a group for the injured workers Wcb of Alberta didn’t pay, WCB Alberta is an Insurance company that Denies as many claims as possible. denying claims and proper medical care saves them money. injured workers are a liability and therefore need to be removed from the system as soon as possible. the so called appeal process is a sham… the appeal board is on the payroll of WCB. Independant Medical Exams are conducted by Doctors on the the WCB payroll and these Doctors are taught to lie and decieve as a matter of common WCB practice. WCB does not lose in Court, they have endless resources and will use the most underhanded tactics available.
76 members

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Injured workers that have been messed around by Workers Compensation either by LMR or by not receiving the proper payout that they deserve. We have worked hard to support our families, we did not ask to get hurt on the job, and now that we have, we have no job and no rights.
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Request sent

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This is to show people how many of us have been bullied by insurance companies. Since the change of the workers compensation ACT by the O’Farrell government, workers are being kicked off the books unfairly another one for the multi nationals who only want money money money……
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This group provides support and information to injured workers and their families.
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Public Group

i am sick or being dinked around by these pricks. I would like anyone who has ever had the same treatment to add themselves to this group and tell there story!thx
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This group is for injured workers involved with WSIB. You can share your thoughts, experiences, stories, issues, whatever you are comfortable sharing. This is a group for support and advice. This is a SAFE place, no DRAMA or NASTINESS, will be tolerated.
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Public Group

I would like to hear about your experience with the system what your injury was and if you are working again or pensioned if your an attorney how do you get thru this process? need answers to alot of question’s, I have an appeals hearing coming up soon.
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This group is a place where people of all race, color, or beliefs can come together to compare and or share their horror stories they have aquired at the hands of A.I.G. And any other insurance with an adjuster that can only say “NO” to treatment prescribed by your primary treating physician.
147 members

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Organization of people affected by negative WCB tactics that are looking for change.. Injured workers for a “present day” WCB system for future people who have to deal with injury at work. Share info, stories and bad (wrong) decisions that need to be made known.
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Our Mission Statement: “To promote fair and equitable compensation for injured workers in Canada, to address the mistreatment of injured workers and to voice the common concerns of injured workers across Canada.”
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The AIWS was established in 1984 to help injured workers treated unfairly by the Alberta Workers Compensation Board.
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For anyone disabled on the job, recovering from your injury is a long, hard road but how long is it really? What happens if many years down the road you develop complications from your work related injury? Do you know what your rights are…..Until it happened to us, we had no idea. Here you’ll have a support network of injured workers who have become severely disabled because their rights were violated by Carriers more intersted in saving money than providing care for the serious complications that arise from WC claims awarded years earlier.
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The Canadian Injured Workers Alliance (CIWA) is a national network of injured workers groups that aims to support and strengthen the work of local, provincial, and territorial injured workers organizations. We provide a forum for injured workers to exchange information and sharing experiences. We exist to support injured workers and improve the Occupational Health and Safety of workers across Canada. Contact Information: Newfoundland Labrador Injured Workers Association. General Delivery Brigus Junction, NL A0B 1G0. General Email: nflabiw@nf.sympatico.ca Fax: 709-229-1177 CRWDP Contact: Patricia Dodd
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This is a facebook group dedicated to injured workers, family and friends of injured workers.
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It is my goal to make it federally mandated that Police Officers and Fireman receive 100% of their pay when injured in the line of duty. On May 16, 2005 my husband was seriously injured in the line of duty while attempting to pull someone over on his departmental motorcycle. Due to someone elses negligence and failure to yield to his lights and siren he was involved in the accident and injured. After 5 1/2 years he is still dealing with injuries from the accident. At the time of the accident he was a Sgt. He has since been promoted to Lieutenant and subsequently is at a higher pay level. He will be undergoing a hip replacement in March. We will recieve 65% of his pay that he was receiving when the accident occured.
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Helping injured workers by sharing their story of abuse by the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board and how they are coping everyday.
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This group is private and only people from the project will be invited … We have set this group up to stay in touch and provide information and resources to you from time to time … Please make use of this group to ask any questions of the SA Unions staff … We hope you will make use of this forum and stay in touch so we can see if our work with you is sustainable 🙂 Enjoy …..
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Source of assistance for injured workers ‘n their families.
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This groups mandate is to raise awareness and to educate. The goal is justice for injured workers and their families.
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Kim Prince is in this group

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This site is dedicated to all injured workers who have had or having problems with WCB.
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If you are, or have been, an injured worker in the State of California and have had a workers’ compensation claim, we want to hear from you! Please join our group and tell us your story…we are trying to film a documentary on how California injured workers’ are treated…worse than animals…help us change it for employees and employers.
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Is it time to create a union for Injured Workers ? Transparancy for all to see.
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Disability Should Not Equal Poverty!
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I would like to hear from oilfield workers that have been injured an are not being supported by their oil companies. I want to start a coalition to compensate employees that were employeed on the rigs before mandated laws were in effect protecting them from harmful chemical exposures.
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Combining common experiences on unfair practices by WSIB on injured workers that we would like to see addressed and changed and are willing to actively engage through appropriate & professional dialogue with WSIB to make future changes in policies and practices for beniefit of all injured workers. Please contact me through Facebook and/or email @ michael_poirier@rogers.com
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After a post on the Sunny Coast Community Board by Stuart Field asking who would employ someone with limited ability and on pain medication a lot of interesting chatter eventuated and this page was subsequently born. It is a program in motion currently looking to bring together as many injured Sunshine Coast Workers as possible for a free flowing brain storming session to document our joint challenges and triumphs and to collaboratively build a network of people and information to assist injured workers both now and in the future. We invite you to take part in something that we believe has the power to change broken lives for the better. Join us here today.
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Educate the general public and injured workers on policies and new initiatives of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and also the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. Maintain a resource library of useful information on WSIB and Health issues. Increase community awareness of the issues affecting injured workers. Provide referrals to other community services where needed. Promote education for workers to eliminate work place injuries.
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Without Prejudice When a worked like my self simone gets injured in the work place like Winners Homesence It is employers duity that the injued worker gets everything they need to get healthy again not kick them to the street and say we just have no room to deal with this and try to close the book on it and think they can get away with it. Please join my group and help me stop this from happening to another injured worked anywhere and also to make winners understand that they will not get away with this.
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This is for Ohio workers whom have been injured on the job. If you have an open workers comp claim here in Ohio, no matter if you have been off work cause of the injury or you are back to work. Just as long as your claim is open we want to help you get your rights back. As an injured worker you have to go to the IC court to fight for treatment or to receive money that is owed to you. We are trying to get laws passed so that you can get treatment and all things u need to get your life back to the best of YOUR ABLITY.. This is being funded by a doctor that works as a doctor in the workers comp industry. He feels the injured worker deserves more rights and that’s what we are trying to get for you…
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The current WSIB and its employers are using publicly funded agents such as ODSP to dump cleints that were injured ,while on the job.The current claim denial rate is close to 50 %.If we are going to have a system that is adverserial then I want the right to sue my employer.
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Post Here ,or Help Injured Workers Find out where to go for Help .By posting your Tragic accident at work and the help you have received or not received!! Post your story how Government has helped you or how that have not. Was your accident reported by your Employer to Worker Compensation or Occupational Health and Safety? This group is created to help injured workers stop the Companies from getting away with compensating injured wokers Medically or Financially and get the help the desperately need and deserve !!!
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“We Are The Media Now”
THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR, WE WILL REACH OUT TO THE GROUP OWNER/ADMINS THAT WE CAN, WITH INTENTION TO HAVE A MORE PERSONALIZED INVITATION TO THOSE WHO ARE IN A POSITION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF INJURED WORKERS AROUND THE WORLD.
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Love one another like there’s no tomorrow!
Survive Work Comp!  #OccupyVirtually and remember that #AnonymousPrecedesUnanimous
#DodgeTheRads!
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If that’s too complicated, connect as you like, and remember remember, WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW and we work like antz!

Remember remember…THE 5TH OF SEPTEMBER!   ENGAGEMENT IS KEY!  #OccupyVirtually & #DodgeTheRads

 WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW and for that WE ARE RESPONSIBLE.
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“Without a blog and a growing database, Injured Workers are Unarmed and Unprotected in the Global War on Workers.”
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#ExterminationsSuck.  #ExtinctionIsBoring
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HOW CAN WE SAVE LIVES AND FREE THE HOSTAGES OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION?
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Read more about Your Radiation This Week to better understand why you must #DodgeTheRads – Subscribe for periodic email updates here: https://yourradiationthisweek.org/nichols-on-nuclear-library-of-articles/ because        WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

Is there Life After WorkComp if Survival Happens?

“Kudos on the hard work. It’s so empowering to show this specific demographic about what IS possible still.”  – Collen Arneil

Here’s Day 2 of the #PassiveIncomePrepSchool – HOW TO STAND OUT FROM THE COMPETITION

This Week I am participating in the Passive Income Queen’s  free 7-day course – Passive Income Prep School, and I purchased her eCourse creation program months ago.

Colleen is using the new FB video real time chat, a downloadable workbook, and a private FB group…. real “Today” stuff.

The “auto pilot” focus is very important for me, because, well, recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury can be much like flying an aircraft if the auto-pilot parachuted out at the first conk on the head impact, leaving the controls in a bit of disarray. The online live class is fun, and there’s time for a little socializing after the lecture.

Since in WorkComp ‘vocational rehabilitation’ is apparently non-existent in the USA, attorneys who allege to represent Injured Workers might begin to look into online resources to keep Injured Workers learning while on the regular ‘rest and wait and wait and wait and wait’ for medical care programs.

Injured Workers might be smart to be proactive and accept the gifts that are available from the millennials to learn more about how things are unfolding in the Internet Age. Injured Workers could possibly learn to blog by such efforts.

I thought some of you might enjoy/appreciate the STEPS from Day One and Day Two…. If possible, I’ll post all Seven Days Steps…  Day 2 was a little …. challenge in authenticity!

You can probably still join in, if it’s of interest.  We’re supposed to post in the group by the end of the day, and repeat process for all 7 days.

If not, return to Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains list of posts, and read some of the ones you may have missed.

Here we go!




The Passive Income Lounge may be for you if you want more… and if:

>> You’re intrigued at the idea of creating passive income, and you want to know how it works

>> You recognize that being an entrepreneur is as much about MINDSET as it is strategy—one can’t be successful without the other.

>> You have or you’re thinking of starting an online business

Colleen Arneil is another gifted disrupter, “E-Course Creation & Business Growth Strategist”  and “Passive Income Queen”…

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 DAY 1

Linda Ayres looking for The Magic!

‪#‎PassiveIncomePrepSchool‬

Thanks, Colleen Arneil!!! Day 1 steps were simple and powerful!

Step 1 — 10 points – I showed up live at 11 to the Passive Income Lounge; calendar marked to be there tomorrow, too.

Step 2 – 10 points – My eCourse topic is WorkComp Survival and Virtual Combat Skills

The Select Your Topic action was clarifying and confirming/personally validating.

The “Validate My Idea” exercise was real powerful, and had me smiling.

On UDEMY WorkComp had matches, but I did discover two courses

1) Introduction to Workers Compensation Surveillance by a private investigator [ a horrible and harsh reality of the practices of WorkComp in America, Canada, UK and Australia….]

2)VA Fully Developed Disability Claims – ‘incapacitation’ is the military equivalent of WorkComp… and it looks like a soldier developed that 6 section curriculum, with a very left-brain military organizational structure. I may have to study that! 😀

2) Amazon had 2,654 books on WorkComp; it had 6,330 books for Injured Workers (mostly written by attorneys, but a few that touched on Survival, written by other Injured Workers — most were written a few years ago, and some were had introductions by attorneys… none of those were sugar-coated. Most of the books seemed to be ‘industry propaganda’ but I even found one by a former WorkComp commissioner … spilling the beans on the atrocities…and offering some solutions.

That was a totally cool exercise. I also found my log in to your eCourse that I purchased how long ago?

I even posted a couple related thoughts on LinkedIn (they know me in the WorkComp community there; I am one of just a couple of Injured Worker BLOGGERS in the USA… I also want to do an eCourse on BEGINNING TO BLOG….so that Human Rights and Civil Rights activists can better harness the power of social media.

“WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW” is a little slogan/meme I have used for years… it fits. 😀

And below are images of how far I got so far in creating a course… I would welcome feedback on which is more inviting, considering that most Injured Workers in America are being seriously abused by a system that intends only harm, and many feel (and are!) quite dis-empowered.. and hope is a long forgotten emotion for too many.

See you tomorrow! Thank you! xoxoxox

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Linda Ayres

Linda Ayres PS You can’t “ENROLL NOW” …. that’s as far as I got in eCourse creation since March. It’s a beginning! xoxoxo

Colleen Arneil

Colleen Arneil This is great Linda! Kudos on the hard work. It’s so empowering to show this specific demographic about what IS possible still.

Linda Ayres
Linda Ayres Thanks Colleen Arneil – there seem to be 8.9 million American injured workers on Social Security Disability, and another stat is 54 million Injured and Disabled Workers across America.

Canada, Australia, UK all have the very same challenges. Yes, we’re quite a demographic….!! We serve as extreme profit centers for some pretty vile racketeers…. xoxoox

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DAY 2 – “What Makes you YOU?

#PassiveIncomePrepSchool

Thanks Colleen Arneil I love the structure here, too!

SUMMARY:
1) I am a Writer, Warrior, TBI WorkComp Survivor,
2) I am a Blogger– WorkComp and Nuclear Warnings
3) At times, sometimes surprising to me, I can swear in some of the most un-lady like manners….at some of the most influential people, if they happen to annoy.

Step 1 — 10 points – I showed up at FB live at 11 to the Passive Income Lounge; calendar marked to be there tomorrow, too.


Step 2 – 10 points –  Random nuggets about me… ‘owning who I am, flaunting it and sharing it…’
1. WorkComp is one of the ‘dirty little secrets’ that puts all of us risk. The#YouEconomy may changes that very soon! I slipped on ice at work and conked my head in 2012… and learned the meaning of “TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury.” I am a TBI Survivor and Warrior!
Neurologists all said, ‘EMBRACE THE NEW YOU” and this ‘new me’ was not as fast, smart and perky as the ol’ me. I said to one doctor, “Well, I don’t know who this new chick is, but if I am supposed to embrace her, I think they better plan to rehabilitate me — and train me to become a neuro-scientist!” He was not sure if I was kidding or not, so he invited me to an annual Brain Injury Conference that weekend, but warned me that it was primarily for military and medical professionals. THAT was the beginning of my real grasp of #Concussion.

[If you haven’t seen the movie, Concussion, get the dvd, and watch the back story and the documentary included, also. Dr. Omalu is quite the American Warrior — fought with the NFL — and survived, and changes are a ‘comin…PS If you have a friend or loved one with a #Concussion, try not to say mean stuff like, ‘you like fine, get over it!’ .]

2. I learned to remind attorneys and workers’ comp ‘doctors’ that I’m injured not stupid when I encountered some of their …. shenanigans and improprieties.
Without benefit of competent legal counsel, in less than 5 years, the ‘parties reached resolution, subject to confidentiality agreement.” and it is upon that ROCK I hope to empower other injured workers in America, Canada, UK and Australia, and beyond, how to fight a ‘rigged’ system and get out with your life. Some of my Injured and disabled friends have been fighting for their lives for more than 5, 10, 15, 20 and some even 30 years. It’s a horrible system of abuse and torture, and if one is not permanently and totally disabled going in, the risk is quite high for being so before ever escaping.

One book, co-authored by an Injured Worker and an attorney, (discovered in yesterday’s PassiveIncomePrepSchool assignment had a more polite way to describe the improprieties that most all Injured Workers face. It said something like, “Trust your Mother, but cut the deck anyway.” Something relative to playing cards and protecting one’s self against cheaters.” I BLOG, THEREFORE I AM A WORKCOMP SURVIVOR. BE ONE, TOO.” is one of my memes.
Another is, “Without a blog and a growing database, Injured Workers are Unarmed and Unprotected in the Global War on Workers.”
[LinkedIn influencers have found my …. transparency… simultaneously refreshing, alarming and intimidating…Some have revised their guidebooks based on my input..]

3. THANKS FOR PERMISSION TODAY TO BE TOTALLY AUTHENTIC, AND EVEN SWEAR LIKE A SALTY SAILOR!!!
Speech therapists and clinical psychs say “quit swearing” and that’s as helpful as saying “quit forgetting and stop being so damn confused and disorganized…” Expletives are not uncommon, for years, post brain injury. It is sometimes the least important of the impairments to address….. the brain does regulate Everything. POST-TBI …. my levels of decorum hardly exists! F**k!

Thanks again for all you do to make the world a better place, and make us laugh in the process!

Onward!

See y’all tomorrow!

Linda Ayres's photo.

Injured Workers Blogs and MABs – IMAGINE ALL THE NEW PUBLISHERS! YES, WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

CAN YOU IMAGINE YOURSELF AS A PUBLISHER? With an e-magazine or three? Sort of like an electronic newspaper, and you build your own audience (database!) and you share things that you find important, share you opinion, and invite others to share further. It’s an empowering thought, isn’t it?
Do you think it could help LIFT INJURED WORKERS OUT OF VICTIM-HOOD? What could YOU do with a BLOG?
PAUSE, CLICK THIS LINK   https://wordpress.com/
I BLOG THEREFORE I AM A WORK COMP SURVIVOR 2 25 2016
i blog therefore i am a work comp survivor - sharing google page one with berkshire hathaway - how interesting
PONDER, THEN RESUME READING
Not convinced yet?
Check out what Wikipedia says: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog
create a word press blog
Ha! Have you ever heard about MABs? THAT may be what this group needs.
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I know the concept…. if anybody is an expert on MABs, let’s chat! [Multi-author blogs]
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It might be easier for newbie Injured Worker bloggers… and we could have a sub-group for writers… #OccupyWorkComp – Writers Community.. 😀
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So what and why????

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My work injury was January 2012 and I did not begin to blog about it until Summer 2013. Believe it or not, I was pretty timid and I sure as heck didn’t want people to know I was fighting with a brain injury. D’oh. “I’M INJURED, NOT STUPID!” Nor did I want my nuclear ‘whistle-blowing’ compromised.
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BRAIN INJURY ADVOCACY GROUP
The more I learned about WorkComp, the more I saw the similarities in the PROFITS BEFORE LIVES, CALCULATED KILLS of both industries. So, here we are. Connecting more dots.
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Being in those ‘creeepy’ doctor mills that were more like morgues for doped zombie was nearly more than I could handle. I talked to people. I gave them my contact info. One office told me I could not talk about WorkComp in the lobby, and they even posted a warning sign. Not too many people spoke English. The sign was posted in Spanish, too.
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The parties ‘reached resolution subject to confidentiality agreement’ Fall 2015. Do you think blogging helped? In efforts to rebrand, I started a second WorkComp blog this year, but due to attacks by WorkCompsters, the original blog stands on it’s own. There we can deal with more volatile issues.
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What I want to do in this group is help those of you who want to ESCAPE work comp apply some of the principles of action and response that I found valuable. Doctors and lawyers have encouraged me to do what I can to help injured workers. The only way I know how to help you is to teach you about blogging.
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There is a business solution that you can employ, with or without an attorney.   That involves MEDIATION and STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT TEAMS.  THE POINT IS TO GET YOUR FREEDOM AND CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS BACK, ‘BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.’
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If you are represented and your attorney won’t help you, consider the value in ditching the attorney and representing yourself. Can you really do worse than what the attorneys have already done to you and for you?
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If you’re interested, SET UP YOUR BLOG, AND LET’S GET MOVING. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW and it’s very late.
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If your attorney says you better not blog, remind that it’s your constitutional right protected by the 1st amendment. You might use a pen name… I did until Facebook thought police locked me out of my account because “Lucy Occupy” had no papers to present to the Thought Police, so…. Lucy and I share a profile, but she has a page, I have a page, and we have some other pages and groups.
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THERE IS NO BOX TO TRANSCEND.
there is no box clouds
Energy follows thought and thoughts are things. JUST DO IT. YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
It was brought to my attention that not everybody knows what a BLOG is, and therefore, the power of the blog as a ‘weapon of self-defense’ is not clearly understood. OK! That makes sense.
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Quick story, then some links. In 2011, facing extreme periods of Facebook censorship (weeks at a time in the ol’ days, and total lockout!) I had to find alternatives to the censorship being faced by most people screaming about Fukushima Global disaster and the triple nuclear meltdowns.
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I asked a buddy at work, a former SEAL, how do I create a blog?? He said he normally charged several hundred dollars, but for me I think he said it would be a couple hundred, or he may have offered to do it for free, but I would have to wait. There was no time to waste, so I figured it out.
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I went to wordpress.com, picked a theme and added a title, and I think the first one was AN OPEN LETTER TO THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN (on askaboutfukushimanow.com)
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WordPress.COM is easier, imho, than wordpress.ORG and it’s one-stop-shopping, and it’s free. You can spend a little to ensure your readers are not bothered with ads, but it can be 100% free.
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You can type a post on FB, copy and paste to a new BLOG post, and voila…. you begin to collect your story so it’s documented and people can get up to speed as time goes by. I have received many calls and emails from people who just wanted to talk, because they thought they were ALONE in fighting for the life, or the life of their loved ones being tortured and abused in the American Workers Comp Systems.
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Check it out and if one of the videos speaks to you, please share the link here and share your progress on creating a blog.
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START WITH A SHORT TITLE (I learned that by experience! ) and you can even just build up a collection of posts, you can share with friends privately for feedback and proof-reading, and you can blast it all over FB, Twitter, Google + LinkedIn and beyond.
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“Without a blog and a database, Injured Workers are UNARMED and UNPROTECTED in the Global #WarOnWorkers!  #WoW”
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WATCH FOR eCourse – COMING SOON
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#DodgeTheRads  Be ITK about “Your Radiation This Week”  —
BE INFORMED, NOT JUST OPINIONATED
#OccupyVirtually #OccupyWorkComp because
social media transformations

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW

Ayres Castle

“Without a Blog and a Database, Injured Workers are UNARMED AND UNPROTECTED in the Global War on Workers.”

BLOG TODAY— BLOG FOR FREEDOM —

THINK LOCALLY! ACT GLOBALLY! OCCUPY VIRTUALLY! #DodgeTheRads

Be ITK also about “Your Radiation This Week” — See more on WarCrimesUSA and your current radiation exposures… BobNicholsSaidWHATaboutYOURradiationThisWeek.com

Have a nice day.

The Big Walk


Ayres Castle is the final house on John R. Kielbasa’s ‘Historic San Pedro Homes’ page that I had yet to discover. I don’t know who you are Mr. Kielbasa, but thank you for posting the information, it was like he left easter eggs for me all over town. It’s been a blast finding them and learning their wonderful histories. Here is the story on the Ayres Castle in Mr. Kielbasa’s own words.

“Ayres Castle was built in 1925 by Vern Ayres. It was inspired by the classic Scottish castle. Vern Ayres was a World War I veteran who flew biplanes during the war as a member of the Canadian Royal Flying Corps. He was an early stunt aviator and one the first Alaskan bush pilots. In the early 1920s he was a barn stormer and flew stunts with famous female wing walker, Miss Elfleda. Ayres married Miss Elfleda and they…

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Workers Compensation NATIONAL DISCUSSION that includes Voices of Injured Workers

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Assume Responsibility

I know I’m going to get flamed for this blog post, but I have always committed to telling the story the way I see it.
 
I have taken on insurance companies and their executives, doctors and other medical vendors, attorneys and the legal profession.
 
Politicians of course haven’t escaped my vitriol, and employers also haven’t escaped criticism.
 
The only workers’ compensation population that hasn’t been met with cynicism has been injured workers.
 
There’s two sides to every story, as they say. 
 
Most in the work injury protection schema do good deeds most of the time for most people. There are some times when things go awry, either intentionally or negligently. I get that. There are also laws and regulations that don’t work effectively, or have contraindications which contaminate too large a population. I get that too.
 
Workers’ compensation, or any form of work injury protection system, requires a lot of people to synchronize. Synchronicity is not easy. Sometimes the harmony goes awry. That’s how life is.
Recipients of system failures get a raw deal. Sometimes it’s corrected. Sometimes not. Sometimes the correction doesn’t meet the expectations of the recipient and other times it exceeds expectations.
 
Most move on, find their new paths in life and return some positive energy back to the world. They aren’t in the same place they were before injury, and certainly it’s a struggle to shift directions, particularly later in life and particularly if unprepared financially and emotionally for an alteration to the expected path.
The vast majority do move on, find positivity in life, strive to make the most out of it, and refuse to let life get in the way of living.
 
However, there’s a vociferous militant minority of the injured worker population who have made it their mission to inform the world of the injustices imparted on them by “the system” and all its nefarious participants.
 
They have ridiculed most all work comp sectors named above, but have spared me for the most part. 
 
I’m sure that will change now.
 
Here’s my gripe: these unmodulated venters are all about negativity, and offer nothing to resolve either their own issues, or the issues facing the workers’ compensation institution.
 
These folks have taken to the immediacy and vast reach of the Internet to let the world know about the work injury commercial complex; how all of workers’ compensation is out to get them, and you too. They rail about injustice, and about conspiracy, profits, and ill will towards all.
 
They hijack award systems to claim, incorrectly and falsely, victory andacknowledgment.
 
Even after being adjudged fraudulent themselves…
 
If your opinion opposes their’s, then crucifixion and burning at the stakes begins and doesn’t stop until the witches are excoriated.
 
But never, ever, is there a solution suggested, or any attempt to make a positive change. 
 
Just victimization.

You may not choose to BECOME a victim, but you do choose to REMAIN a victim…
You all know who I’m talking about. I know you’re upset at bloggers, at TPAs, and a whole host of other people connected to the work comp environment, and this is fueled by your personal experiences. I completely understand your emotions and what you believe in.
You have drawn ire from people in the industry, but it’s not because you are being vilified, or because they have a disdain for the injured worker with a voice, or any other malicious reason.
It is very simple – you offer nothing positive relative to change.
Anyone can complain. Few do anything to effectuate change.
Drawing attention to the negative does nothing to further the conversation, offers no solutions, provides no road map.
It’s easy to foment revolution, but revolution without offering a solution (and not nationalization of work comp or calling in the National Guard) simply ends with anarchy.
Some have gone as far as criticizing their own – people who are working hard at making changes in their own way. There is a visible injured worker population who are doing something POSITIVE. They have taken their rage, disgust, observations, and done something that helps others. It is long, it is tough, it is out of the ordinary – but it is effective, demonstrates a solution and one that will likely result in positive change as organizations review and study what is being done and then implementing it it their own systems.
It simply is not enough to complain. Everyone has a complaint. A complaint without a solution is bullshit. You may as well just dig a hole and hide because no one is going to pay attention.
Everyone knows that bad things happens in work comp and that there are profiteers off of the injured. That’s no secret.
So what are YOU going to do about it? 
Working outside of the system, criticizing others, denigrating the institution, doesn’t help anyone, anywhere, and in fact makes one simply a militant.
The answer is to work WITH the system. Everyone does it in their own way. They work, and work hard, with other people that WANT to make a difference understanding that this is not a one person job; hell, it’s not even a job for a community, but a job for an industry of people.
Maybe I call them as I see them, but I also work with the top leaders to help with change.
It doesn’t happen quickly. Heck, sometimes it doesn’t happen at all.
But other than publish vicious attacks, why not study the system, study the law, the regulations, and PROPOSE solutions that a politician or regulator or chief executive, or any other leader can endorse and work with?
What has happened, through this militant virulence is that your credibility as an activist is suspect because you attack everyone (and I’m sure to end up on that attack list because of this post).
 
Here’s the deal: Too many people don’t want to assume the same level of responsibility that they presume for their rights.
 
If you want change then make change happen with action. Actually DO something POSITIVE. Blogging, calling others names, denigrating the institution – none of that matters. 
 
What’s YOUR solution? How are YOU going to step up and BE change?

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  • Darren Fonzseau has left a new comment on your post “Assume Responsibility”:

    Possibly the one’s who need to “accept the responsibility”are the profiteers conspiring and stacking the legislative, economical, and judicial deck, against the injured workers grand bargain, for profits to start with?
    And the Nationalization of workers comp is not offering a solution? And lets go down militant road. I would say the man in Neveda who shot the work comp adjuster, was the one being militant. I would say Dr.s & insurance co’s who maim and deny for profit are being physically and economically militant. I would say industry mouth pieces, who arm themselves with guns and bullets, and feel the need to blog about that fact, are being militant. Out of fear of the injured they like to ridicule for voicing their valid solutions. Injured workers who blog and call out the bad players, for who they are, are not militant, but exposing those who conspire to harm for profit. Injured workers (are) offering solutions, just NOT OPT OUT!, but Single Payer as a solution. A Solution that folks who profit off the industry do not want to hear. And if the solution does not align with the conservative cost containing capitalist, then the injured workers trying to have their voices heard are shunned and labeled as militant. Just because the majority of sheep bow down and accept the abuse of their oppressors, does not mean we all have to. You yourself have reported on the injustice in workers comp, yet your answer for the abused are to learn to just accept an endure the abuse of their oppressors.
    Its not just the injured workers offering single payer or Nationlized care as a solution, but many other labor activists as well.The injured are offering solutions, just folks in the profiteering industry do not want to hear, nor agree with a solution that folks can not profiteer off. Brain Labor Report 2-24-2016 – State of workers compensation http://www.kskq.org/index.php/127-brain-labor-report/3902-brain-labor-report-2-24-2016-state-of-workers-compensation

    The injured, especially the non catastrophic ones, are being bullied and cost contained out of their grand bargain, you know this, and yet your suggestion is to just find a way to accept it, and learn to endure what the profiteering capitalist “GODS” have dealt us. So would you tell the spouse of domestic abuse to just learn to accept what their abusers is doing to them as well? Just because their spouse is more profitable, and powerful than those they are abusing? Is it the folks in the industry labeling the abused who are crying out about the abuse, as radical, crazy, or militant, just what the abusers in domestic relationships do to those they victimize? The injured workers are getting organized, and are doing more than just blogging to have our voices heard, and to expose the abuse of an industry that has ran amok, all for profits.
    How Workers Compensation Bully’s Injured Workers.

    [Read More by Darren Fonzseau on LinkedIn…  “Fighting for the Grand Bargain and the rights of injured workers” ]

    Posted by Darren Fonzseau to DePaolo’s World at May 10, 2016 at 3:55 PM

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  • Thanks for making my point Darren.

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  • Thank you for the censorship of the injured workers points of view, as well. I don’t know why you fear what injured workers have to say on the matter. What is it about our solution of SINGLE Payer, that scars you so much? All’s you did is make the injured workers point as well, that those in the industry that blog about it, are part of the problem, and do not want to hear the real solutions the injured have to offer.

  • Record straight – I (David DePaolo) did not remove or censure any reply to this post. Darren removed those himself (“This comment has been removed by the author” references the author of the comment, not the author of the blog).

  • David…you are so right, as I too have been attacked by the very person whose comments you removed. Derangement is in the air not only in politics, but elsewhere. Attacking a research organization out of New England that has nothing to do with injuring workers is a sign of derangement. Conversely, so too is attacking annual meetings of another organization that collects data for the industry to use. My writing has always been about speaking up for all workers injured on the job, including the ones who have been most harmed by bad actors. But the flammers are not the only ones who do harm. Those with big titles in the industry who ridicule new ideas, no matter how far fetched and outside the box, or border it is have also done harm by insisting that real change is not possible, so we just have to be content to keep doing the same things over and over again, and expect different results. Given what many of our fellow bloggers have written about the transition work comp is going through, it is clear that in the future, it won’t really matter what either side says, there won’t be work comp anymore, just one silo — health care.

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  • Deranged or not? I have been invited by one of my State Senators to share my passion’s and views on the plight of the inured workers, before our humans rights commission. Possibly if our system is making folks “deranged?”, it is broken and harming the very folks its there to supposedly help to start with. And the only injured workers you have blogged about, are a couple of the very same injured workers, David is also chastising here today. And just for the record, David only censored one of my comments, it was I who removed all the rest. Have you been invited by any of our nations leaders,to speak at any of the human rights commissions on the injured workers plight? I didn’t think so. Possibly your not “Deranged” or out raged enough about the harm being done to the injured workers, all for profits of a few, for our leaders to care about what you have to say on the issue. Just saying. Possibly it was a derange workers rage, that got Sen. Sanders and the other nine Senators to speak up about the harm happening to injured workers to start with. U.S. Lawmakers Call for More Oversight of Workers’ Comp https://www.propublica.org/article/lawmakers-call-for-more-oversight-of-workers-comp
    Of course I wouldn’t expect any of the industry bloggers to report on these facts, that our Senators are worried about the same issues, that the so called militant injured workers are trying to get exposed. Are these US Senators “Deranged, and militant as well? For suggesting Single payer that would get rid of the profiteering insurance cartels? Hmm? I wonder.

  • 1 of 3 comments: Hi David, We have turned to you in the past because you seemed to be one of the few people in workers compensation who are willing to acknowledge “the bad actors”, the fraud perpetrated by employers and others.
    Don’t take this wrong, David, but I wasn’t surprised. Not because I believe in what you have written about injured workers but because I thought that the industry “actors” would pressure you or that you would feel pressured to lash out in writing against some of the injured workers who are blogging, expressing themselves in what seems to be the only avenue we have. I believed that you would take this path for self-preservation within the industry or to help an industry that, as you wrote in the past, one of the industry vendors said to you, “David, you know that this {industry is dirty}”.
    I think that you already know this. We, injured workers, have taken other steps, many other steps. Those steps include contacting law enforcement who refuses to take any complaints against those in the WC industry who are committing crimes against injured workers including heinous crimes of maiming, essentially assault and battery of injured workers during WC medical procedures. Not only myself, but other injured workers have contacted Governor’s, including Jerry Brown’s office, Senators, Congressmen, Assemblymen, district attorney’s offices, news media, ProPublica, etc. We seem to have exhausted all ideas, thus, are left to write about our experiences if nothing else, but to warn the public.
    Some of us are in chronic pain not only because we were injured at work but, as in my case, I was systematically maimed by workers compensation “network medical providers”. My phone has been tapped since shortly after I filed a workers comp claim and still is tapped. My e-mails and computer hacked. I have been OVERTLY aggressively stalked, intrusions into my home several times, tainting of food and refreshments including ice-tea in my refrigerator, WC documents stolen out of my home INCLUDING a receipt from the DIR for the 84 pages of Exhibit’s that I turned in for trial, medical history stolen out of my home, camera lens finder gone from my home, my dog has been poisoned, my car vandalized several times, electronics in my home stop working, I was systematically and brutally maimed during workers comp medical procedures in particular the last lumbar ESI wherein I was brutally forced under anesthesia against my advance directives and maimed from my skull down to my tailbone no doubt out of some depraved strategy on the part of the defense, documents including my anesthesia paperwork have been falsified, I have been refused copies of documents at medical providers, I have been refused items that I have requested since January 2014 including a taped phone interview that I was recently informed is maybe missing, medical tests both inside and outside of workers comp falsified and much more. A workers comp investigator showed up at a medical visit outside of workers compensation and they cooperated with her!

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  • 2nd of 3 comments:
    I have repeatedly tried to get law enforcement, DIR, DWC, WCAB, and many others to help but to no avail. I have spoken to “applicant attorneys” who have informed me that what I have experienced “happens” to injured workers. One medical provider who used to work in the workers comp system said to me, “You have to be corrupt to survive in this business.”
    According to the “National Center for Victims of Crimes”, the campaign of crimes and harassment that I endure actually has a name – It is called “group stalking” aka “organized stalking”. I have since found out that these campaigns of crime are perpetrated against injured workers (as well as non-injured workers) by law firms, employers and insurance carriers, etc. The strategy is meant to destroy the person who is the target in several ways that include financially, physically, professionally, personally and mentally. The next step is to then lure the injured worker into a psych evaluation wherein yet another falsified medical report will be issued that indicates that the injured worker is delusional or mentally ill. A “well oiled machine” that I understand has been utilized for a long time to destroy the credibility of the injured worker.
    Injured workers are left to advocate for each other. I write about what I am going through to warn other injured workers. I approached a well known applicant attorney here in CA, shared with him what I was enduring. I asked him to join with me and other injured workers to mandate a “Disclosure Warning to Injured Workers” that would warn injured workers and hopefully, subsequently, the nation, of the pervasive fraud, corruption, crimes and strategies that are commonplace in the WC industry. He said, and I quote, “We have enough trouble trying to get medical treatment for our clients.” Well, medical treatment is not what some of us received or are receiving when we were sent to physical therapy and surgery centers.
    Take responsibility, your title says. Well, the fact is, we are. We seemed to have exhausted what should be agencies that should avail themselves to help us. We’ve learned that insurance corporations, law firms and employers have extraordinary powers.. that they can commit crimes with impunity with others who are either colluding with them against injured workers or who are just as concerned about becoming the victim of “organized stalking”. I am assured, it’s about the money!!! Therefore, we are, like WC industry “actors” do, writing down our experiences, our points of view / observations and our warnings to other innocent injured workers / human beings.

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3rd of 3 comments: Can you lend a pro-active hand and tell us, how do we get help from an industry that is driven by money that only the employer and insurance carrier has? Even the Judicial system in the WC industry is corrupt which, to my surprise, is no big secret within the industry! I’m told that the money that goes to district attorney offices throughout the State of CA is actually funded by the insurance industry! No wonder insurance carriers and their operatives aren’t the focus of crime within the WC system. District Attorney’s offices are focused on who is committing crimes to the disadvantage of the insurance carrier only, or so it seems. Going so far, I read, as participating in “malicious prosecution” of injured workers.
I have seen even the WCAB employees protect the defense in my WC claim. The Judge herself removed a two page document from my 84 pages of exhibits that I rendered before the trial and replaced it with a document that the defense attorney handed her at the meeting we had JUST BEFORE THE TRIAL. She asked me questions before the trial, about my documents as the defense attorney sat there and listened. It is my opinion that he realized that he shouldn’t put the HR Mgr. of the company where I once worked (was fired from less than 3 months after filing a workers comp claim) on the stand because he was then aware of where my line of questioning her was going. Then, Judge Gordon called me to the stand first. I learned after I was denied the right to present my side of the case, to speak on the exhibits that I submitted, tht the defense attorney decided not to call her. I had no money to pay the $40.00 plus mileage to call her as the witness so I intended to “cross examine” her. I can thank Judge Gordon of the Anaheim WCAB.
“Conspiracy” you say? I’ve heard that word several times from people within the workers comp system including during a phone call that I made into the WCAB I&A dept. as I was looking for help. It was also used by Judge Gordon as she questioned during the trial. It seems to be utilized to diminish the injured workers observations as they express their experiences and talk about fraud, corruption and perhaps crimes related to their workers comp claim – topics that you and other industry bloggers write too. I find that “interesting”. Perhaps, we as injured workers, should consider a tactic such as using the word “conspiracy” when the insurance carrier or employer whines about fraud that is minuscule in comparison.
If there are only a few “bad actors” then I and many other injured workers keep meeting them. How do injured workers “take responsibility” for the corrupt actions of others? I doubt that there are only a few. I would add that their powers have proven effective as we seek medical help even outside of the WC realm.
Regarding the blogging that a few injured workers (not myself) wanted recognition for… what was the harm in politely recognizing their efforts that are meant to help protect other injured workers?
I wish you the very best Mr. DePaolo, I truly do.

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“So who’s committing all this fraud?” and causing such harm to Injured and Disabled Workers around the world?  If you know them, NAME THEM.

TO REMAIN SILENT IS TO BE COMPLICIT IN THESE CRIMES.

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WorkComp – Updates on America’s Dirty OPEN SECRETs

Injured Workers’ Stories Are The Same

–the minor differences are names, body parts and case numbers – Ask a Doctor or Lawyer for confirmation

Ask Your Injured Friends and Neighbors, too!

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“The reason you draw the reactions from these folks is not because you are being vilified, or because they have a disdain for the injured worker with a voice or any other malicious reason.”

“It is very simple – you offer nothing positive relative to change.”

“Anyone can complain. Few do anything to effectuate change.”

“Drawing attention to the negative, which you have done for the past several years, does nothing to further the conversation, offers no solutions, provides no road map.”

REALLY????

…It simply is not enough to complain. Everyone has a complaint. A complaint without a solution is bulls**t. You may as well just dig a hole and hide because no one is going to pay attention.

Everyone knows that bad sh*t happens in work comp and that there are profiteers off of the injured. That’s no secret.

So what are YOU going to do about it? …. Anonymous Industry Mouthpiece

The contempt and disdain that masks the dangers to Injured Workers by the industry profiteers is undeniable and sounds pretty darn dangerous, doesn’t it?

They ‘might be right.’

I wonder what if the 30,000 + viewers of AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com have any opinions on the foregoing statements?  If so, please tell me more at WorkCompLinda@gmail.com

Watch for future issues of MyWorkCompCoach.com for strategies on how to deal with such interactions.  Remember remember Ghandi…

‘First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then…YOUR BLOG POSTS GO VIRAL!’  – or something like that, huh?   xooxoxo

I want to find a way to propose solutions to help Injured Workers escape the WC System with their lives.  The laws are unenforced and meaningless.

I have a collection of Injured Worker stories, most of whom prefer to be Anonymous.  Watch for them.  They include, but are not limited to, in progress tragedies apparently caused by Sedgwick and others.  Most have poor-to-no legal representation, advocacy, medical care or benefits.  Yes, in America! An AMERICAN DIRTY OPEN SECRET.

Too many lawyers just make stuff up to protect profits by any means necessary. The US Constitution is mocked by the WorkCompsters, and far worse, they get away with it.  You don’t look.  You don’t care. Till you’re stuck in the box car, heading for the death camps of WorkComp.  Enough is enough.

It will require teams of mediators and structured settlement people. Would you find that of any interest? Start with a plan to release all POW’s who have been in the WorkComp System 4 or more years…..within 12 months, with the help and supervision of the National Guard.

It requires “arming ” Injured Workers with the ability to blog and share their stories, heinous as most of them are.

I am also in the process creating a course for Injured Workers to empower them with Work Comp Survival and Virtual Combat Skills!  Watch for it!

I am wondering about the possibilities of a collaborative effort and ezine and possible Tele summit to unite voice of any good people in Workers Compensation with victims of WorkComp to lead legitimate national discussions “Of the People, By the People and For the People.”

I am one voice speaking on behalf of Injured Workers. There are a few of us.

Canadians and Australians seem more vocal about the same class atrocities. Perhaps they don’t fear their governments like so many American’s do?  Has our Constitution become so meaningless that an entire industry can profit by destroying a segment of the Working Class?   ‘When they come for you, there will be no one left to speak for you…’

Most injured workers are too terrified of the WorkCompsters and their legislated fraud and surveillance and threats, compounding denied medical care and benefits.  Doesn’t that truth make you shake your head and want to shout, “NOT IN THIS COUNTRY!!!”

The Injured Worker stories are the same — minor differences are names, body parts, and case numbers.  The outcomes are much the same too…with degrees of further maligned health,  income and job losses, botched surgeries, risk/cost shifts to taxpayers via Social Security and prison systems, ETC.

Some experts insist that the best injured workers can hope for in America is social security disability and an early death.   Really, some industry investigative reporting from the dark side, huh?

Others suggest that the best American’s can hope for is a program to provide ‘food for the poor injured workers’ rather than LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR MEDICAL CARE AND BENEFITS, indictments from criminal conduct of the WorkCompsters, and the protection by the National Guard for extreme CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN EVERY STATE IN THE UNION.

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Congress didn’t offer assistance with food banks for poor tortured and abused Injured Workers.   Here’s the October 2015 letter where the ten signers clearly offer assistance, that could indeed come in the deployment of the National Guard, since State agencies also fail injured workers, nationally.

“….and whether added authorities are needed to better ensure that the interests of injured workers and taxpayers are protected.”

We say, keep your bags of surplus food out of the legal functioning of WorkComp…ENFORCE THE LAWS THAT ARE IN PLACE TO PROTECT INJURED WORKERS, AND INDICT THE OFFENDERS THAT READILY COMMIT FRAUD WITH INTENT TO DENY MEDICAL CARE, AND WORSE.

If the laws are unenforceable, then there is no choice but to immediately demolish the workers compensation systems and commence trials for the crimes being committed against every Injured Worker in America, and taxpayers, and employers and legitimate service providers.  You could be their next victim.

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I am a work comp survivor, who was extremely unsuccessful in finding competent legal counsel.  Nevertheless, in pro per, ‘the parties reached resolution, subject to confidentiality agreement.”  #BloggersSurviveWorkComp

Doctor and Lawyer pals advised to “get out of the workers comp system by any means necessary; it will kill you.”   Some later said that in their entire careers, they never saw anybody fight so hard to survive WorkComp.

One such ‘fan’ suggested that I create a ‘coaching program.’  From that simple encouragement, I began working on a new blog, MyWorkCompCoach.com and an eCourse, Surviving Work Comp and Virtual Combat Skills on Teachable.

Personal ‘rebranding’  post-WorkComp is difficult when hearing fresh horror stories, while being continuously assaulted by industry trolls and their ilk.  It can, however, be accomplished, with a little help from our friends.

I have been a strong advocate for the CompLaude Awards 2014-2015 and I used my resources to also share in the social media communities about the recent 2016 best blogs contest.

A search of the website, AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com results in pages of and pages of posts about the Comp Laude event.  Ditto for the ‘Best Blogs’ event.  Call it ‘drivel’ if they will.  Sticks and Stones…..

We also shared news of the Sedgwick Institute Linked in group, for what it’s worth, after reading weeks before of the mega-funded SEDGWICK INSTITUTE, allegedly established to investigate the ‘issues’ of WorkComp.  Search my blogs for further info.  Google it.

I blog extensively, to the best of my abilities, as I recover from Worker’s Compensation and brain injury.  My anti-nuclear efforts have suffered tremendously due to WorkComp battles, but it has helped to see the parallels between the ‘PROFITS BEFORE LIVES’ nuclear and insurance industries, and the ‘swaths’ of 21st Century Sonderkommando.

I live near Joshua Tree National Park in California, USA. I am much nicer than I may appear in my blogs, and while my ability to speak is still impaired and challenging, I can speak but written communications are much easier for me, post-injury. If you have a story to share, send it to me.  We Are The Media Now.

Please let me know if you think there might be mutual benefit in a discussion. I have several projects on the table and it seems that the industry has amped up their propaganda blitz in a feeble effort to neutralize or mitigate the truths exposed in the 2015 Insult to Injury / Demolition of Worker’s Compensation series.

“Injured Workers without a blog are Unarmed and Unprotected In The WarOnWorkers!  #WoW”

Here are the industry’s picks of the Best Blogs of 2016.  Note the absence of Injured Worker Representation.

They all seem tasked with a propaganda launch to attempt to mitigate the truths exposed in 2015 by ProPublica and NPR efforts that just exposed the tip of the iceberg.  They are apparently having a ‘secret’ national discussion in May…. we’ll see what comes of that, won’t we.  So far, not so good in the open-ness and transparency arenas.  Attacks on Injured Workers seem to be escalating, and tales of WC Nurses posing as employees at doctors offices have been reported to be threatening, intimidating and terrorizing injured workers at doctor’s appointments.  SMH…. thinking, ‘NOT IN THIS COUNTRY!!’

InjuredWorkersUniting!  SilentNoMore!

Share the link.  We’ll create another directory with Injured Worker reviews of the accuracy of their content, in due course.

Follow them all, and search their sites to see which ones actually bother to report on WorkComp Fraud legitimately…. the carriers seem to have the most indictments, and employees weigh in at less than 1%.  Follow that money trail.

JOIN IN THE DISCUSSIONS ON LINKEDIN.…  and tell your friends and neighbors; your governments already know.

You might also peruse these blogs for some potentially inspiring thoughts for actions….  “It takes a village.”

MyWorkCompCoach.com

AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com

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

What’s YOUR WorkComp Story?

–It’s a simple questionnaire; remember, once we know you’re in WorkComp, WE KNOW ALL THE DETAILS OF YOUR STORY.  IT’S AN OPEN SECRET.

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