If there are more than 54 million Injured and Disabled American Workers and 8.9 million receive Social Security Disability…

What happens to the other 45.1 million?

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With thanks to encouragement by the Investigative Reporting by ProPublica and NPR in the series, Insult to Injury, The Demolition of Workers Compensation,  A Committee of Federal Lawmakers, in their October 2015 letter to the Department of Labor summed things up:

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For example, in California, the unenforced and apparently unenforceable laws of Workers Compensation, provides 104 weeks of “TTD”  Temporary Total Disability Payments, which is to be supplemented by 52 weeks of State Disability, dispensed by the EDD – Employment Development Department.

 

If those systems fail, and they usually do except in first-aid minor injuries, Injured Workers can “apply” for Social Security Disability benefits, that they have paid into for years.

 

Injured Workers cannot expect reasonable treatment as the staff of the SSA apparently is not subject to any competency testing or guidelines.  While it can take up to 3-5 years for “Award” of SSDI benefits, it can take longer than that for their offices to do the math on retroactive benefits, monies received from Work Comp (calculated from different charts, by different parties) and from EDD.

 

Facts apparently mean nothing to SSA, and in fact, they initially allege that a Traumatic Brain Injury cannot prevent someone from returning to work as an executive sales person.   Their doctors are of the same ilk as many of the WorkComp doctors when it comes to current knowledge of medicine.  Would you say, “YOURE FIRED” to a clinical psychologist who advises the SSA that the injured party could be a ‘crossing guard’ with auditory, visual and cognitive impairments?

 

Long term disability carriers also seem to be part of the “Cahoots Gangs” and can threaten injured and disabled people with termination of benefits, outrageous demands for ‘reimbursement of overpayments’ based on swaths of Social Security outrageous misrepresentations of facts and gross inabilities to do simple math to calculate benefits.

 

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LTD carriers can further threaten Injured and Disabled Americans, using the false evidence from the Social Security Administration, that is also falsely provided to the IRS in the form of inaccurate 1099’s (a common practice, so accountants advise).  The LTD carriers refuse to deal with facts, can further threaten and bully with litigation rather than reasonable discussion, and they can boast that “the Courts routinely find in their favor.”

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Rather than correct their mistakes, the SSA can take years, commonly, to address the issues that profit insurance companies and agencies, but harm the injured and disabled.  HOW CAN THAT BE RIGHT?

HOW CAN THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION REFUSE A REQUEST VIA CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION TO SIMPLY PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF THE INCOME UPON WHICH THEIR MISREPRESENTATIONS ARE BASED, ACTUAL INCOME ALLEGED VS. OBFUSCATIONS AND ASSUMPTION, IN STARK CONTRAST TO EVIDENCE PROVIDED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS TO THE SSA?

The assumptions by SSA of overpayment, after an initial payment that required Treasury Department to intervene since SSA ‘inadvertently’ mis-routed the initial award money to a closed bank account, despite the fact that the injured worker had been forced to file for early-retirement money to fight total impoverishment.

See more here, search Social Security…

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Start asking:

What does the Social Security Administration have in Cahoots with the Workers Compensation Gravy Train Wrecks?

Start asking about the Cahoots Gang in the LTD – Long Term Disability insurance carrier crowds, too.

WILL THIS MAKE IT TO THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION NATIONAL DISCUSSIONS?

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WHAT HAPPENS TO THE OTHER APPROXIMATELY 45.1 MILLION INJURED AND DISABLED AMERICANS WHO DON’T GET IMMEDIATE, REASONABLE AND APPROPRIATE MEDICAL CARE BECAUSE THEY ARE PART OF THE WORKCOMP SYSTEM, WHO CAN’T USE EMPLOYEE BENEFIT INSURANCE TO GET IMMEDIATE CARE SO HOPE FOR RETURN TO WORK IS DASHED UPON INJURY.

 

THEY DON’T OFTEN GET CONSISTENT OR LEGAL AMOUNTS OF TEMPORARY TOTAL DISABILITY PAYMENTS, SOCIAL SECURITY TAKES A FIGHT AND THEN WHEN MISCONDUCT BY THE ADMINISTRATION IS APPARENT, THEY SUGGEST HIRING AN ATTORNEY OR SEEK LEGAL AID TO CORRECT A SYSTEM FUNDED WITH FEDERAL FUNDS, INVOLVED IN SYSTEMATIC ABUSE OF INJURED WORKERS AND OTHER TAXPAYERS.

 

Congressional reps suggest legal aid, and SSA sends flyers suggesting taking it to Federal Court??!! D’oh!  ALL BECAUSE SOMEBODY DIDN’T DO THEIR JOB OR CAN’T DO BASIC MATH AT SSA?!!!

 

THERE IS NO PRETENSE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION.

Perhaps the ongoing corruption investigations being employed by the DA’s and FBI offices will help.

 

IT’S TIME FOR A CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE ABUSES OF INJURED AND DISABLED WORKERS IN AMERICA.  ASK YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES WHAT’S GOING ON.

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WHAT HAPPENS TO THE OTHER APPROXIMATELY 45.1 MILLION INJURED AND DISABLED AMERICANS?!!

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INSURANCE.  IT’S A MEGA BILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY…. THE CAT’S OUT OF THE BAG….. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT.  YOU COULD BE NEXT.

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What does the Social Security Administration have in Cahoots with the Workers Compensation Gravy Train Wrecks?

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David DePaolo Said:

“I go back and forth, obviously, about the relevance of workers’ compensation in today’s world. Sometimes I whine about systemic problems. Sometimes I praise what I believe to be a good value to society when all goes well.”

“Mostly though I believe that we don’t need to “fix” workers’ compensation. We just need to make what we have work properly by all of us doing our jobs to the best of our abilities; respecting the law, being accountable and punctual.”   DePaolo’s World:   Annmarie’s Dad

“She posted a very powerful piece about her dad yesterday, “Workers’ Compensation: My Father’s Story.” “

>>>>Distrust Government

>>>The Ignorant Aging

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>>>Are The Calderons Enough?

>>>This Could Be Huge

>>>Fraud and Hypocrites

>>>Distrust Government

>>>Work Comp and Baseball

>>>Being Batman

>>>On The Record

>>>Adjust The Portfolio

>>>Can O’ Worms

>>>Just Bad Law

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>>>Figure It Out




>>>ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY—>>>What difference can YOU make today?

Ask What YOU can do to help save the lives of Injured Workers?
If not you, then who? If not now, then when?

 

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—>>>‘I was greedy and stupid’: Workers’ comp attorney admits to bribes   – Reveal

… He said he would engage in some “smoke and mirrors” and “spread the clients around a little bit” so workers’ compensation insurers wouldn’t cry foul over his practices.

“Otherwise,” he testified, “you couldn’t do what I’ve been doing for decades.”


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What does the Social Security Administration have in Cahoots with the Workers Compensation Gravy Train tracks?

“Without a blog and a growing database, Injured Workers are Unarmed and Unprotected in the War On Workers. #WoW”

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She  [Annmarie Geddes Baribeau, President Lipold Communications, LLC ] posted a very powerful piece about her dad yesterday,

Workers’ Compensation: My Father’s Story.”

“…My dad’s experience did not cause me to become an advocate for injured workers in the traditional political sense. The political arguments were too shortsighted to me. I have always felt the best contribution I could make was to objectively report the truth about workers’ compensation for everyone’s benefit. I also try to inform injured workers when I can. To see more, please click here.”



Something is terribly wrong with Workers’ Compensation, isn’t it?   Same as Social Security, isn’t it? 

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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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  13. Are you disabled?  File for Social Security Disability immediately if you expect to be off work 1 year or more (Hint: If it’s work comp, count on it! File churning, obfuscation of facts, fraud and chicanery often caused delay, denial, deceptions and death.  FILE TODAY;  If you’re lucky enough to get legit medical care and return to work, welcome to that “1%” crowd!
  14. Follow THESE Blogs – Comment on Industry Blogs
  15. Join the #CommitteeOfBloggers – WE WORK LIKE ANTZ  – Use these memes and hashtags too!
  16. Lost your sanity, job, home and health?  Uh-oh!  Find an advocate to help you fight back – LEARN TO WHISTLE!  #JustWhistle, #Tweet, #Blog, #Post, #Pin etc.
  17. Tell YOUR story here and there [What Happens When Americans Are Hurt on the Job? Help ProPublica Investigate] and Tell your Friends and Neighbors and Elected Officials…. do your best to BE SUCCINCT….. “What it used to be like, what happened, and what it’s like now”  Figure you have 30 seconds to grab attention, and two minutes to hold it in a call to action.  #Blog4TheCure
  18. Go Fund Me?  If you don’t ask, you won’t get.  TRANSCEND LEARNED HELPLESSNESS; BE CREATIVE!   (Read also #TheFirstLeaflet)
  19. Join a Class Action in Your State or Nation
  20. Settlement Time?  Yeah, right.
  21. Then What…. HOW DO YOU MOVE ON POST-WORK COMP?   How to RISE LIKE THE PHOENIX FROM THE ASHES? occupy virtually 99 percent
  22. Ask:  About Your Radiation This Week – Bob Nichols, Writer

Remember Remember that  All Nuclear Reactor Leak All of the Time and that radiation poisoning compromises the immune system.

Radiation and Health PU239 etc

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

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#InjuredWorkersUniting  #SilentNoMore

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

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW RED DOT

WHAT ACTIONS CAN YOU TAKE TODAY?

Bloggers:

Injured Workers:

Attorneys:

Providers:

Adjusters:

Legislators:

Law Enforcement:

Civil Rights & Human Rights Advocates:

PEOPLE OF GOODWILL:

FOLLOW THE BLOG AT MY WORKCOMP COACH and ADD TO IT!

WATCH FOR INJURED WORKER STORIES FROM THE WORKCOMP COUCH!

Surviving WorkComp — JUST DO IT!

Do YOU want outcomes like this for your WorkPlace Injuries? Guaranteed by CNA? Works for Wyndham--You Too?

Linda Ayres

Wyndham Worldwide – Disabled by WorkCompsters

Do YOU want outcomes like this for your WorkPlace Injuries? Guaranteed by CNA? Works for Wyndham–You Too?

How?  Have untrained staff, incapable of handling a work place injury, unable to offer medical support, transportation to an emergency room, or call 911.  Ensure that staff do not know how to complete a DWC-1 form, know nothing about alleged MPN-Provider Networks, never send a get well card and never inquire over the years of denied medical care how the employee is doing; above all, never extend a get well wish, and threaten abled working staff to NEVER SPEAK TO AN INJURED WORKER, under any circumstances.  Refer always to HR.

Then, hope for a newbie Adjuster who can “just follow orders” and rely upon EAP referred doctors for referrals to other specialists.  Hope that adjuster seriously follows PLAY BOOK that apparently deems it necessary to terminate all benefits upon diagnosis of serious injury, including Brain Injury and commence acts of emotional, mental and financial terrorism.

Hope for a designated defense counsel that will go to any means necessary to “win the case” with plenty of Court time and other billable hours on matters related to legal chicanery and obfuscation of facts.  When both are replaced after a few years, hope for seasoned, jaded professionals without hearts or souls. Higher on the food chain, the more intense the outcomes.

Count on AME/QME/IMR doctor reports written by non-medical staff, signed by industry leased/owned professionals for the big bucks, and know that legitimate doctors will also be cheated out of agreed upon fees and more.

Hope for a Risk Management team to successfully shift all risk and cost burdens to State and Federal agencies, without fear or caution.  If necessary, hope for a fraud unit that will call injured workers and ask, “So tell me, ______, when ARE you going to die?”

Count on total violation of Civil Rights—-because WorkCompsters appear to be above the law, with no regard or respect for the Constitution of these United States of America and callous disregard for life and liberty.

CNA Insurance | LinkedIn

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LinkedInFor more than 117 years, CNA has built relationships with agents and brokers to meet the insurance needs of businesses of any size. Headquartered in Chicago 

Wyndham Worldwide

Hospitality   10,001+ employees

 

THE ABOVE ACTIONS WILL TAKE A TEAM PLAYING PRODUCTIVE HIGH-IQ EMPLOYEE  FROM THIS:

TO THIS:

DEFENSE AGAINST THE PSYCHOPATH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd6P1Ue2aGg

WorkCompsters – #DNN List – Are you on the “A” list?

Who has been Naughty or Nice in the Mega Billion Dollar “PROFITS BEFORE LIVES” #WorkComp Industries?   David DePaolo, you take the NICE LIST, Injured Workers will deal with the NAUGHTY LIST.   “Let’s get right to it!”   (Poll included below; voting practice!)

As you know, the fabulous #WorkCompCentral annual #CompLaude Awards is coming up, and their team is counting on YOU to discover and nominate some of the best of the best in the field of Workers Compensation.

CompLaude 2015 Nominees
https://www.workcompcentral.com/gala-voting

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This year, it is a national event, with, we hear, a touch of international flair with a keynote speaker.  Perhaps next year the Awards Nominations will expand even future, to including all nations.  For those in the industry who may be challenged to understand the meaning ofon or before August 31, 2015 (as was the case in a recently aborted mediation effort) what it means is NOT AFTER AUGUST 31, 2015.

KISS! Here’s the link to the Nomination site; make your nominations on or before August 31,2015.    PARTICIPATE.  FIND THE GOOD PEEPS IN WORKCOMP, NOMINATE THEM, ACKNOWLEDGE THEM, AND STRENGTHEN THEIR HANDS.   My PUBLIC Acknowledgement list follows soon to confirm that yes, I have met some fine, decent people in my fight to survive WorkComp Terrorism and Chicanery as an Injured, now Permanently Disabled Older American Female Worker since 1/9/12….from that, nominations will be submitted to the WorkCompCentral team BY OR BEFORE AUGUST 31, 2015.

 

SMALL ACTIONS BIG CHANGE

In WorkComp, as is Life, identification of problems is a first step in establishing solutions.

 

In addition to the ‘problems” identified in the InjuredWorkerBlog,  #IWblog, ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS, another way of looking at the content might be as a suggestion to ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP CORRUPTION AND SKULLDUGGERY.  In more than 3.5 years, no agency or institution or law firm or organization has been found to be qualified, able and willing step up to the plate and cause resolution and settlement of the tragic handling of California Workers Case, Linda Ayres Vs. Wyndham Worldwide, ADJ8181903.   So it is.

 

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Since there are unlikely to be any investigations of the deviant handling and skulduggery involved in this case by the District Attorney, the FBI, the Department of Justice, the Department of Insurance, the Department of Labor— best possible next action seems to be to just create a DNN LIST — DO NOT NOMINATE — for CompLaude Awards, Best Companies, Best this or That—-pending further investigations by an organization such as ProPublic and NPR, the facilitators of THE DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION.

Demolition of Workers' Comp

 

skullduggery awards
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skulduggery

Watch for the #WorkComp #DNN List …. coming soon:

Categories:

  • Medical Comp DNN
  • Legal Comp DNN
  • Comp Bloggers DNN
  • Individual Comp DNN
  • Injured Worker Comp DNN
  • Leadership Comp DNN
  • Employer Comp DNN
  • Service Comp DNN
  • WorkComp Commissioners and Judges DNN
  • Law Enforcement Agencies DNN
  • International Recognitions DNN
  • With a special category to also include WorkCompsters- #SMFH

Skullduggery Awards further

Through a sifting/filtering process, then this Injured Worker can get right to the NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2015 WORKCOMP CENTRAL #CompLaude Awards. David DePaolo gets big kudos for creating such a valiant national effort.   I really do have several nominations to submit.    It’s been a busy month, dodging Rads, and dealing with frivolous orders to compel, and more financial chicanery and terrorism.  Watch for the DNN List…. It may  Annoy or it may Inspire and Surprise!

Thanks to Medicare and the 3.5 years of WorkComp delay, deny, deceive, I have some legitimate doctor appointments this week!  Thanks for reading and sharing.  More follows very soon!   You’ll appreciate the DNN list, too.

Oh Oh… PS…. If you have never taken a look at the  ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS blog page of RESOURCES, CHECK IT OUT.  It includes some of my favorite peeps and services and providers.  It will be revised to include others.  Will you be listed on the “Naughty or Nice List”…

WorkCompLinda Twitter

 

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW (2)

How are WorkCompsters and Hell’s Angels Different?

https://www.workcompcentral.com//events/nominations

Remember: The nomination deadline for the Awards is approaching! Nominate NOW at:

COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS & GALA

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Before you can make a nomination, WorkCompCentral asks that you login to their website and create an account.  Just do it.  If you have survived WorkComp, then you survive another login account and passcode.  Remember, nominations are due by 8/31/15…. and you have to name people, and write something nice about them on the nomination form.  Start thinking, thanks.

MEDICAL COMP LAUDE
LEGAL COMP LAUDE
INDIVIDUAL COMP LAUDE
INJURED WORKER COMP LAUDE
LEADERSHIP COMP LAUDE
Company Nominations:
Employer Comp Laude
Service Comp Laude
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WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW; BE CREATIVE!!!
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