Hi and thank you for sharing Your WorkComp Story or inquiry recently.
Some people receiving this specific email may also be Friends of Injured Workers.
Bottom line, we all know the horrors and atrocities of WorkComp and we all want solutions for the Common Good, one person at a time.
As you probably realize, I am a WorkComp Survivor….. brain injury sustained 1/9/12….. “I BLOG, THEREFORE I AM A WORKCOMP SURVIVOR.”
The parties in my case “reached resolution, subject to confidentiality agreement” and since I know what I know, I cannot just walk away. I will do what I can to incite more discussions on the real and horrific issues that every Injured Worker in America, in Canada and Australia face….. for starters.
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW…… As individual cases are resolved, each win is a win for us all. I was told repeatedly, by professional friends, “GET OUT OF THE WORK COMP SYSTEM BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. IT WILL KILL YOU.”
Easier said than done, particularly with a brain injury. The stories I have received via email and by phone make my situation look more like a “walk in the park” comparatively! I am so sorry for the pain and suffering you still endure. All together, we’ll find a way out of this, kicking and screaming, occupying virtually, and dodging the rads.
Below is a copy of a post on LinkedIn. That’s where the INFLUENCERS ARE. If you don’t have a LinkedIn account, consider getting one immediately.
You may also seriously consider a Facebook PAGE (use WorkComp or Injured Worker in the name) and Twitter account and a fresh gmail or email account….include WorkComp or InjuredWorker in your user names, along with Pinterest.
Most importantly, A BLOG from which to document and tell your own story.
KEEP IT SEPARATE FROM YOUR PERSONAL EMAILS AND PERSONAL LIFE. USE IT AS A MICROPHONE….
Speak to the influencers in WorkComp and in your Industry. We’ll talk more about how to build your own database and sphere of influence.
If YOU are UNABLE to do these things, enlist a friend, family member or neighbor to help you. PEOPLE WILL HELP, IF YOU ASK CLEARLY AND SPECIFICALLY…… from a point of power, not victim-hoood, nor from learned helplessness.
If you have an attorney, you might check for counsel on these suggestions. I know of but few attorneys who have actually protected their clients, and secured medical care and moved toward resolution.
I am working on mastering either Mail Chimp or GoDaddy’s email campaigns to better stay in touch with each of you, and those to join us. Till I figure out how to use the email campaigns, if you don’t want to receive further emails, please simply hit REPLY and put REMOVE FROM LIST in the subject line, thank you. (If you know how to easily use Mail Chimp, please please put it in writing so we can all learn….and maximize impact!)
For now, we’ll simply stick with BLOGS, E-mails and BCC copies. Build you own database, and create your own mailing list, too. We Work Like Ants! Remember that.
I know of only 3 Injured Worker Blogs……the industry has many, and they annually recognize their Top 25. Does that tell you that injured workers that DO NOT have blogs are essentially “unarmed” in the fight for their lives? That’s what it tells me. Vlogs count. Podcasts count! Webinars Count. eCourses count. Phone calls count. Posts count. Pins count. Tweets count. The fire-power is in the BLOG.
Quick story…. a doctor, in 2013, suggested that since I was blogging about the Fukushima nuclear disaster pre-injury, that it might help me to “write about” my WorkComp experiences. I thought the doctor meant BLOG ABOUT IT, that’s what I heard.
I was afraid. I used to be extremely brilliant, and I was afraid that people would know about and judge my ‘cognitive deficits’ but I wrote anyway.
I tip-toed around about it. When I finally realized that “OMG. My LIFE IS AT STAKE HERE!!” is when I began to blog openly and without fear or caution.
In the group, NAIDW.org – National Association of Injured and Disabled Workers – in one group, an injured law enforcement guy told us all that we needed to start “naming names” and I thought, “Oh! Yikes. Ok, if you say so!” so I listed all the doctors I had seen to date, by name, with diagnosis etc…… the rest is what it is!
We have received a few stories that apparently were not submitted to the ProPublica/NPR investigative reporters last year, or were not selected.
If you have not read the series last year, you must. It has rattled the cages of WorkCompsters, and momentum is building….and you can be assured that the WorkCompsters will do everything possible, “by any means necessary” to ensure their billlions of dollar profits are not impacted by the bad news reaching the public about WorkComp practices.
Most all Injured Workers indicate a willingness to share, Anonymously. OK…..We’ll be creative. Watch and FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE both blogs, AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com
Focus on what you realllly reallly want and need to get out from under the oppression and destruction of Workers Compensation, plan to share further on that.
It’s not about money—-it’s about your health, your life and your ability to survive and compensate for your injuries and disabilities. BE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT; the Universe tends to meet our exact expectations.
#DodgeTheRads #Blog4Freedom and remember remember
Linda Ayres, WorkComp & TBI Survivor
WorkComp? Path to Poverty? Road to Hell? DETOUR AHEAD! Did you nominate THIS blog? http://workerscompensation.com/workers_comp_best_blogs.php
Did you nominate THIS BLOG for the Best Blogs of WorkComp for 2016 – Injured Worker Category?!?
THANK YOU! WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW!
…. subcategories of National Issues, Legal, Regional/State Specific, Settlements…. ! #Blog4Freedom!
Did you nominate THIS blog, Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains, for the Best Blogs event by WorkersCompensation.com yet? Thanks! It’s been a public service blog since Summer of 2013. It even includes some scattered resources that will be reformatted into a better directory this year.
ARE YOU BLOGGING YET?!!! #Blog4Freedom! Fight Censorship! Fight Industry Propaganda Machinery and Disinformation!
KEEP IT REAL! Remember Remember! We Are The Media Now – WHAT IS, IS!!!!
PROOF IS IN THE RESULTS, HUH? “The parties reached resolution subject to confidentiality agreement.”
#Blog4TheCure! #Blog4Freedom! March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Got Brains? #DodgeTheRads2
Brain Injury – BEFORE and AFTER WorkComp
Ask also about Opiate Traffic and “Failed Surgeries” then FOLLOW THE MONEY!
Ask about a WorkComp Insurance plan that could provide “immediate, reasonable and appropriate medical care” where doctors are screened for “Angel of Death” characteristics and set up a FRAUD/CRIME HOTLINE directly to DOJ for Injured Workers to contact in the event of suspected fraud, collusion and worse.
Equip all Injured Workers with a Livescribe Pen (iPhone & Android adaptable) to RECORD ALL MEDICAL/LEGAL EVALUATIONS AND HEARINGS, with a designated DOJ address to submit recordings of suspicious events. It would save dollars on the SS-type wasteful ’employee surveillance’ procedures used also to deny medical care. Cops and Firefighters find them reprehensible, too!
Make sure your LTD policy is not just a money-fronting scam that tries to confiscate any retro-pay when costs are shifted to SSA. Injured Workers refer to the practice as “MAGIC MATH” where insurance companies are relieved of any and all risks, and risks and costs are shifted anywhere else but to the carriers.
Right now, in the USA and elsewhere, Injured Workers have essentially NO PROTECTION from anywhere. What a shame!!!
If you’re afflicted by WorkComp maladies, or know someone who is, check with your State Senator and if it has escalated to embrace SSA, check with your Congressional Representative for help.
Remember the October 2015 letter from Federal Lawmakers offering law enforcement assistance. Pass it on to your own representatives, too, and to your friends and neighbors, along with the response from Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. You can find those links also in this blog:
WORKCOMP MUST CHANGE NOW. Do not expect the highly profitable industries to change because it’s the right thing to do. That is contrary to their playbook of PROFITS BEFORE LIVES.
Before social media, the ‘dirty little secrets’ were well kept. WE, THE PEOPLE, DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT.
The industry apparently needs law enforcement encouragement.
Send in the National Guard and ensure they have a seat at the upcoming ‘secret’ National Discussions in ‘the Heartland.’
Then let’s have some open webinar summits and take it to the Virtual Streets! #OccupyVirtually! #DodgeTheRads! You know why!
Did you nominate THIS up and the coming blog,MyWorkCompCoach.com ??? Thanks! WE AIM TO PLEASE!
Google search: “Your Radiation This Week”
Yes, we were warned about that, too!