“Something is terribly wrong with workers compensation, isn’t it?” Google it.

“Something is terribly wrong with workers compensation, isn’t it?” Google it.

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Draw your own conclusions. Be sure read the most recent ProPublica and NPR pieces of investigative reporting adding to the Workers Compensation National Discussion, pretty please and thank you.

U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers https://www.propublica.org/article/us-labor-department-states-are-failing-injured-workers

AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com MyWorkCompCoach.com Just sayin…again.

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW – Think locally * Act Globally * Occupy Virtually and for goodness’ sake, continue to #DodgeTheRads





INSULT TO INJURY: AMERICA’S VANISHING WORKER PROTECTIONS



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WHAT ARE INJURED WORKERS SAYING ABOUT THE ProPublica/NPR UPDATE ON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION??

Here’s one comment on an industry blogger’s post about the issues.  Be sure to see the additional links in that blog,

  1. FutureComp Consulting

  2. Deaf, Dumb and Blind, part Deux

  3. Deaf, Dumb and Blind




My WorkComp Coaches’ Comments on the FutureComp Consulting blog:

Joe doesn’t believe there is anything wrong or terribly wrong with Worker’s Compensation, so how credible are his comments?

I do agree with his conclusion, “What does this mean for you? If you don’t tell your story, others will make up stories about you.”

That looks like another way of saying “Without a blog and a growing database Injured Workers are unarmed and unprotected in the global war on workers.”

I think you and DePaolo summed it up best! David also said, “Why is it that nobody gives a damn in this industry about big money fraud?”

I believe all Americans should extend another standing ovation to @ProPublica and @NPR journalists, and to Paul Steiger for running such a stellar operation!

Injured Workers were starting to wonder if NPR/ProPublica thought their work was done on the necessary investigative journalism on these issues! Hooray! They’re back!!

Let’s encourage those 10 congressional representatives to do their follow up.

While Secretary Perez HOPES they will act, hope is not a strategy. DOL and DOJ Work must together to protect the American people from the criminal elements in your industry… A civil rights commission is probably the best next step, wouldn’t you agree?…

Mediate.com shows only 127 Workers Comp Mediators in the USA (yikes, for 54 million injured workers… we have a problem, Houston!)  26 Workers Comp Mediators “serving” California and 59 “serving” Florida. It’s not a full list, as several I know are not listed.

Maybe the Structured Settlement peeps know more mediators? Let’s investigate.

Congress may have to send in the National Guard after all — while the legal professionals get up to speed on mediation and negotiations.  Yes, American’s don’t ‘negotiate with terrorists’ but an exception must be made for dealing with the ‘work comp terrorists in suits’  – maybe an executive order could help?

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Some of us are working on finding and organizing more professional mediators in order to help WorkComp Hostages ESCAPE THE SYSTEM.

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An Awareness Campaign to educate attorneys who purport to represent injured workers must be launched in order to save lives now. Watch for my next articles in Huffington Post, too…. you might appreciate them! – MyWorkCompCoach.com xoxoxo

Yep. Thanks Richard. #DodgeTheRads and blog on! WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW




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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/

#InjuredWorkersUniting  #SilentNoMore

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

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