Oh goodness! That alleged #WorkComp “long time activists” gang says they are banning me and removing me from their email distributions lists forever, but gosh golly, they keep sending me emails saying they’re really gonnna do it now, and I better look out! D’oh.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sadly, they either have Langley 401(k) accounts, have just blown a promotion for a failed attack on an injured worker, or are simply casualties of the #WorkComp Opiate Wars on Injured Workers. They couldn’t be working for CNA, could they? Naaaaaah….the timing and stupidity makes it plausible, but deniable.
Their “leaders” do seem to have long time insurance industry connections. Hmmmm. The attacks are text book out of The Rules of Disinformation and The 8 Traits of Disinformationists.
In any event, their mean spirited and non-sensical blastings are….insignificant in the greater scheme of things.
Remember Remember the 6th of December….
See you There!
I also submitted a few nominations; it was brain-racking to think of those who help vs. those who harm…
TriageNow, a WorkComp phone nurse group was recently stumbled upon and we suggested they contact Wyndham since Wyndham’s staff are clueless on how to handle a worker injury. They are following on Twitter now. https://twitter.com/LindaAyres311
LinkedIn is proving to be a great place for outreach, and I keep making it to the top of the Wyndham stats. https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindaayres311 Maybe for YOUR level of investigative reporting, you can work in an interview with some Wyndham key executives?
Could I pretty please ask your opinion on some questions to ask of other injured workers? What is it that YOU believe is needed to reach professionals in the work comp community, who are not party to the atrocities that are happening everyday, everywhere? Do you have a list of standard questions?
If you can’t, no worries, We’ll take another route, and thank you again for your consideration.
We will ask some of my friends and injured worker pals for their stories, and we will render them anonymous, so that they can be shared and explored without emotions. (see email thread below)
We (me and a few Injured Friends and Warriors) hope to have a new website up and running before the WorkComp Laude Awards Gala, and we would like to have a questionnaire Survey available to facilitate further communications.
One particular e-group of ‘radical’ and “outspoken” and “knowledgeable” injured workers deals with the unconstitutionality of WorkComp in California, and a variety of other whinings about the government collusion with the insurance company bad guys. Kaiser, State, Sedgwick, CNA…a bunch of big names involved. All have had poor experiences with InjuredWorker legal representation, much like my challenge with incompetent counsels.
As we know, that saves no lives, and merely adds to profit margins for the few. Many have been fighting in the system for 10-20 years. Yikes, that’s unfathomable to me. The moment I saw the real deal and got more of marbles back, the faster I wanted out. Looks like that won’t be happening, so I will kick and scream and expose to expunge, till death do us part.
When I told that particular e-group about the Comp Laude nomination as an Injured Worker, omg, the dirt started flinging, calling me an ‘industry hack’ and worse… Sadly, many have been in the “system” for 10-20+ years, and some seem to be casualties of the opiate drug wars conducted by work comp as well.
I had tried to have coffee with one (having had a lengthy phone conversation in the summer listening to the work comp sad tale, unable to get in a word edgewise). I was going to see about extending an invitation to the 12/6/14 Gala, and omg, all hell broke lose….I won’t be in touch with them anymore, jeeeze! It was like dealing with defense counsels or I & A agents. Learned Helplessness, Institutionalization and being a “Victim” is apparently a real consequence of ‘doing time’ in WorkComp in America.
There are many injured workers groups on social media, quietly fighting for their lives. Some not even telling their friends and neighbors of the horrors of fighting for basic medical care and basic temporary disability benefits or “incapacitation” benefits. There is no reason to put up with suspected agents of disinformation; we injured workers have our hands full dealing with defense counsels, insurance companies, their owned doctors etc. and work comp judiciaries etc.
WE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT, AS INJURED AND ABUSED WORKERS OF AMERICA OR ANYWHERE ON THIS PLANET.
[They even accused me of not having a brain injury at all…. and made me wonder who THEY worked for…..I didn’t even read half of their emails…D’oh…. Talk about mean-spiritedness! If I didn’t have a brain injury, there is no way I would be in this mess, imho.]
DePaolo’s blogs are excellent, but the ‘fraud factors’ seem real hard to grasp, from an insider perspective. It’s crystal clear as a “victim of WorkComp”…. I haven’t counted how many doctors have applauded my big mouth and said, “Somebody’s got to do it” as they eliminate injured workers from their portfolios.
I changed my Orthopedic regular 45 day visit from December 5 so that I can be rested for the December 6th experience. The doctor’s office was THRILLED to hear that I was nominated as a finalist for the CompLaude Awards. She said, “Tell how how bad things are. They need to hear someone. Your case should have been gone a long time ago!”…. and she knows how hard they have fought to try to get me to a brain injury specialist. They couldn’t even get me to a neurologist. D’oh.
I thanked her and giggled and said, “I’m a finalist, but politically speaking, I don’t think they can dare to let me win.”….. But it is still an honor and opportunity, which I take seriously.
Here’s the response I sent to that private injured worker e-group, in response to their hope that Ralph Nader will save them. D’oh. [They called it self-serving, so, it’s sort of a no-win situation dealing with hammered, drugged and chemically poisoned Prisoners of WorkComp….whew ] Anyhow,
If any of it strikes a chord and you want to share your thoughts informally to give it more structure, and more reach to your peeps, please send me an email or leave me a voice mail. (and no, I won’t plaster your email all over the internet as I was morally required to do with the CNA question, “….Tell me, Linda, when ARE you going to die?”
I think CNA bought Wyndham some more legal challenges with that one…. seems to violate some EEOC Civil Rights laws that the Courts seem to be holding employers liable for bad deeds of their vendors. I”m investigating further.) ;D
Subject: Re: Nader
“We ARE the media now” …..working like Antz, telling our friends and neighbors about #WorkComp atrocities.
(If you forward my comments to your friends, please be respectful of others in the thread and copy and paste to a new email for their privacy)
Did any of you have a chance to see my piece in this blog and listen to the 3 minute audio of the dude from CNA insurance asking, among other things, “So, tell me Linda, when ARE you going to die?”. Yes, its recorded and all over social media.
Each of you are welcomed and encouraged to follow these blogs for updates.
I reached out to one of you recently to meet for coffee and I got a polite “can’t”… It wasn’t a social call.
Are you kidding me??! If y’all can’t bother to explore new opportunities, you’ll die whining.
Somebody else in this group said my posts may be pretty but they are useless. Fine. Block me.
WE are the Media Now. Ain’t nobody gonna help us, so we need to find new strategies.
WorkComp activism can be quite like “anti-nuke” activism……heavily infiltrated and hell bent on keeping people running in square circles, diefying paid mouth-pieces.
Re-read the common wisdom of “the 25 rules of disinformation” and the 8 traits of disinformationists”
Let me know if you get any insights or can share them with your friends and lawyers.
Stay tuned. More coming up, including but not limited to a new website.
If you are interested, send me a 500-700 words general summary of your story….date of injury, extent of injuries, all diagnosis, treatment, complications, pay, ever return to work, on social security, represented now? How many attorneys, prospects for the future. Your age at injury, and age now?
Gender? Overall health today? Better or worse?
Working? What needs to happen for return to work, if an option.
We want at least ten stories to start with. Include employer name and insurer, if you care to. First rounds may be more general and nation and ANONYMOUS.
Write a conclusion to finish this statement:
“The worst thing is ________________________.””What helped me most was:____________________________________””What I want now is:_____________________________________.””The non-psychopaths of the WorkComp industry can best help me, and other injured workers like me, if they will _____________________________.”If I had an open mic and 2 minutes I would say _____________________________________ to (whom/what) ___________________”
Any groups you would recommend? Include their social media links: ________________________________________________
I usually use this hashtag in my posts:
If you are on social media, include those links too, if you choose to. If we are all following one another, any trolls will flloat to the top.
Favorite/most responsive sympathetic Journalist!? Provide email address and website:
Favorite industry blog(s): ______________________________________________________ (provide links)
If you want to participate, pleases send me your “story” so I can copy and paste by next Sunday.
Forward this to any of your pals, friends or enemies of injured worker, or direct them to the blog for a polished version soon, Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/
NORIN GRANCEL + CNA + THOMAS MOTAMED + LINDA AYRES + WYNDHAM – WWID 415287. OUTRAGED
“Based on the information from you and your doctors, it is clear that you are unable to return to work at this time.”
[BUT THERE VILL STILL BE NO MEDICAL TREATMENTS NOR DISABLITY BENEFITS FOR YOUR BRAIN AND SHOULDER AND NECK AND BACK INJURIES OF JANUARY 9, 2012. AS THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAS ASKED YOU, TELL US, “…WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO DIE?”]
Thank you for providing the documentation from Dr. Bergey and Dr. Chalgujian. Based on Dr. Bergey’s documentation dated October 17, 2014 you are temporarily partially disabled but may return to work if restrictions can be accommodated. However, the letter from Dr. Chalgujian dated October 20, 2014, indicates you remain temporarily totally disabled until December 20, 2014, and thus, cannot work in your role as a Sales Representative or any other role. Although you have requested information related to a sales job, in prior communications, even you have acknowledged that you do not know if you can return to a sales job and you continue to have cognitive impairments. Further, you’ve stated that you are unsure if your physicians will accept the professional liability of releasing you. Based on the information from you and your doctors, it is clear that you are unable to return to work at this time.
However, we understand you had an appointment with Dr. Chalguijian on November 10, 2014. If you were released to return to work – with or without restrictions, please let us know and complete the Accommodation Request Forms (or provide other documentation to support your release to return to work and related restrictions, if any). Once you have been released to return to work and we have information regarding your restrictions, we will continue the interactive process and reevaluate your potential return to work. Thank you.
Subject: Fwd: LINDA AYRES- WYNDHAM – WWID 415287. OUTRAGED
Thank you for your email. I guess that means continued refusal to engage in FEHA interactive process? BUMMER.
That’s quite a response. With all that said…has Mike Dougherty initiated a Claim Review and Audit of CNA and Grancell handling of my claim? I am insured under the #WyndhamWorldWide #WorkComp Insurance policy and I can’t get any help from them. Full breach of fiduciary responsibilities…and severe bad faith.
You realize the additional legal liability to Wyndham from an EEOC perspective, Shane Reidman’s (CNA Fraud investigations unit) question of “…Tell me, Linda, when ARE you going to die?” also needs to be addressed.
Tina, it is obvious from your letter that you also know I need medical treatment.
The breach of fiduciary responsibility by CNA and the obvious deceptive practices of Grancell are outrageous. The refusal of CNA to provide medical care and its failure in 2012 and 2013 to pay temporary total disability benefit is absolutely outrageous .
Tina …what do you suggest I do for medical care, for income, for good, for utilities and to prepare for return to work in some capacity and to save my life?
Intentional harm with intent to kill is a crime in America.
Please advise your suggestions on what I must do next…without medically necessary treatments without disability income without any good faith interactive process and without reimbursement for out of pocket medical expenses incurred because CNA and Wyndham kicked me to the curb and believe they are ABOVE THE LAW??
I look forward to a legitimate response. If your job been done properly at the time of injury. ..this mess would not likely be as horrific.
Make it right, Tina, and clean up this mess and assure Wyndham Worldwide Workers that what is happening to me stops eith my case. COME CLEAN. …RIGHT THE WRONGS. Talk to Shane.
LINDA AYRES, IN PRO PER
PS Will there be a #Wyndham table at the #WorkCompCentral #CompLaudeAwards on December 6 at the Sheraton Gateway LAX?
AS YOU KNOW I HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS A FINALIST IN THE INJURED WORKER CATEGORY.
I HOPE TO HAVE A POSITIVE TURN OF EVENTS TO REPORT REGARDING THE HORRIFIC MISHANDLING OF MY CLAIM. CONTINUING PATTERNS IF HARM ARE NOT A GOOD THING IN THE PUBLIC PRIVATE SECTOR.
One good thing…this case is now of national interest …serving to expose harm and corruption. ..and right now…Wyndham and CNA are right behind Ralph’s Market and Sedgwick… (Romano Trust vs Sedgwick) establishing a lethal pattern of continuous harm to injured workers in California.
PS Remember remember, the State of California approved a bonus of approximately $16,000 paid to CNA Insurance by California EDD for REFUSAL TO PAY TTD BENEFITS IN 2012, 2013, SHIFTING BURDEN TO THE STATE, AND LEAVING ME WITHOUT MEDICAL TREATMENT, DISABILITY INCOME, ABILITY TO WORK, NOR HELP IN GETTING HELP TO RETURN TO WORK.
SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE SAYS THEY ALSO KNOW I HAVE BRAIN INJURY, BUT NO BRAINS ARE REQUIRED TO SELL TIMESHARES. D’OH. THAT’S ON APPEAL TOO.