Will other WorkComp Thought Leaders Follow with More Groups embracing Injured Workers and Taxpayers?
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ProPublica sets another charge in the Demolition of Workers Compensation site – Zap Boom Pow! Write On!
Another job well done by the ProPublica Team. Thank you! Do it again! Let’s get more people talking about the real issues.
Read the Entire Article Here….. AND LEAVE A COMMENT DIRECTLY ON THE ARTICLE SITE! http://www.propublica.org/article/workers-comp-conferences-expos-and-middlemen Sign up to receive their top stories! 2016 holds promise of being lots of fireworks!
“If I was an injured worker at home wondering how I would pay my bills, I would be sick to see this,” said one insurance company manager who asked not to be named…”
“A top manager for a major insurance company recalled standing amid the hoopla a few years back when a company CEO turned to her and marveled: “All of this because somebody got hurt at work.”
“This year, there were conferences in 104 cities in 41 states — more places than in the country song, “I’ve Been Everywhere.” One hotel, the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, hosted three workers’ comp conferences in 2015…”
“Highlighting the bounty, there are now more than 150 workers’ comp conferences a year. There’s one for the American Society of Workers Comp Professionals, one for the Association of Workers’ Compensation Professionals and one for the Association of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals. At least 26 have golf tournaments.”
At the national workers’ comp and disability expo, vendors gave away Apple watches, bottles of bourbon, and a Vespa scooter. There were free massages and shoeshines, a superhero caricature artist, more than one mentalist, and a live alligator named Spike.
“But over the past two decades, a cottage industry of middlemen has emerged, which some have dubbed the “workers’ comp industrial complex.”
If you are an Injured Worker, tell your story to ProPublica, and blog on! Tell your friends and neighbors, too…. and make friends and transport useful information if you are in a WorkComp doctor/lawyer mill. Transcend learned helplessness! You are not alone! #InjuredWorkersUniting! #SilentNoMore! NO MORE!
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016
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Some people can work 45-50 years without knowing a thing about WorkComp….Count me amongst the ‘madder than hell’ members of the Working Class, disabled by WC! Do you see what injured workers see?!!!
IE: One icy slip and fall backwards on ice and boom….there went another life. Did you see “Concussion”? Football players are yes, Injured Workers! How about the soldiers returning from Central Asia with brain injuries, radiation poisoning and missing limbs? Do we have your attention yet, Americans?
Let’s open the doors of all the fancy conferences to the Injured Worker Community…. perhaps a part of the admission…. BRING AN INJURED WORKER to listen to the panels, and walk the exhibit halls and collect data and meet real people, and yes, break bread with the folks profiting ‘Because someone got hurt at work.’
Include panels of Injured Workers at every event…you’ll realize then that we are not numbers…we are human beings, being destroyed for the profits of the few. You could be next.
#OccupyVirtually…. save the expense and use it for medical care to actually treat injured workers, vs evaluations upon evaluations to deny medical care.
Heck, invite local politicians, or members of their field staffs to see first hand what’s really happening in WorkComp industries to their constituents.
Critical in California, and everywhere else! Be sure to include reps from EDD and SSA… Involve the LTD carriers, too. Bring all those who profit ‘because somebody got injured at work.’
Invite the Salvation Army to share how they help Injured Workers when the WC system is an Epic Fail. Who else helps injured workers survive the system? Legal Aid? Houses of Worship?
C’mon America! Lives are being destroyed. We do not have the right to remain silent. ‘Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.”…. Simple and Easy: 1. Demolition 2. Trials and Consequences 3. Rebuilt on legit foundations …. nice and legal and American-like. Ditch the secret tribunal type practices immediately.
If there’s no solution, demand complete and immediate DEMOLITION OF WORKERS COMPENSATION and necessary trials. Remember, there are now 11 Congressional representatives on record as being concerned and alarmed about WorkComp in America…. and one is even expressly concerned about Injured Nuclear Workers! Pssssst, #DodgeTheRads! It’s dangerous out there, America! (That’s a matter for more Congressional Investigations, wouldn’t you agree?)
Draw the line at involving IW’s in the post-daily-event drink-a-thons. Opiates and alcohol are not a good combo, and most IW’s are seriously drugged as part of ‘treatment’ to keep noise levels down?
[Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup of The Soul fame says 2016 will be all about ‘SOBER IS SEXY’ and has apparently written a book to show you how to be it in 30 days! ”
Jack (Canfield, not Daniels!) says: “What’s more, those generalized “aches and pains” start lessening, as does that sense of feeling lousy. “Brain fog” significantly decreases, helping you make better, more forward-thinking decisions. “- See more at: http://jackcanfield.com/in-2016-sober-will-be-the-new-successful/
ONE DAY AT A TIME, PEEPS…. God, grants us the Serenity to Accept the Things We Cannot Change, The Courage to Change Those Things We Can, and the WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. Remember remember: “God gave you a brain to use.” THINK THINK THINK ]
All others, check out www.aa.org or look for “Friends of Bill W” sessions at your conferences….. surely there are some sober people attending! Find them!
Invite panels of Injured Workers to speak on the true atrocities of this highly profitable industry, which destroys the lives of all but the least injured workers. Remember remember… today’s able bodied worker is at risk of becoming tomorrow’s injured worker….and another casualty of the system.
It’s time to RESTORE CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO INJURED WORKERS NOW.
What we need are greater numbers of InjuredWorker bloggers, so you, too, can know the truth. Let’s aim to see “Injured Workers Associations” in EVERY STATE IN THE UNION…. FOR STARTERS… We’ll rate the providers as we help one another survive a system that aims to do only harm to injured workers.
As Cicero said long ago… “A NATION CANNOT SURVIVE TREASON FROM WITHIN….”
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW
DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH; DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS….. YOU COULD BECOME AND INJURED WORKER ONE DAY, TOO….
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By the Way, remember remember: ALL NUCLEAR REACTORS LEAK ALL OF THE TIME so ask about:
#DodgeTheRads #OccupyVirtually! #MakeWaves!
(We wonder who pays for the Private–no journàlists allowed — DIR holiday party THIS YEAR? Last year, Youtube has some pretty …interesting….footage of ‘this is a private party’)
Indeed, “…now would seem to be the time for their lobbyists to twist some arms to modify the noninterference provision for the benefit of all Americans.” on more levels than one! Thanks Teddy! “The increased use and rising cost of pharmaceuticals has torpedoed many a proposed workers compensation buy-out.”….
* * * ” “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”
The dots all connect, don’t they?
Do all the “Medicare Part D” providers ask the same question before quoting a policy price? When I called AARP a few months ago, apparently for United Health Care, the first question asked me to confirm that I don’t have “renal failure” –I have a brain injury.
I said something like, ‘Ok,, so no, no renal failure, I’m pissed off about Workcompsters and how they are profiting by making so many people permanently disabled and prematurely dead, but thank you, my kidneys are working just fine today, How much is the Part D deal?’…. (It was a “today” purchase, with penalties if I didn’t decide on drugs right away.)
HOWEVER, that caused me to wonder what are the popular drugs peddled by the Big Pharma groups that CAUSE renal failure; I have lost a few friends who were on the ‘drug and kill ’em’ plans…
Check this out…TOP TEN DRUGS THAT CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE
TAX DOLLARS AT WORK? IS YOUR TOWN NEXT? NO DETAILS ON THIS YET… SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE BIG. WYNDHAM HAS PLENTY OF PROPERTY IN PALM SPRINGS AND INDIO AND MOST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, HUH? PROBABLY UNRELATED…..
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What do you think radiation poisoning does to kidneys and other internal organs?
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Do your own research; Draw Your Own Conclusions! Here’s more to get started…
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“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?”
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ONE ANSWER: “If you mean the reports by ProPublica and OSHA, you’ll have to ask them. I think these are done periodically to see what is going on with workers’ comp.”
“OSHA has federal dollars behind it, and ProPublica probably has to raise funds or has endowments that allow it to operate.”
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“A few hours after ProPublica and NPR issued the first in a series of reports about workers’ compensation “reforms” sweeping the country, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration coincidentally released a paper linking workplace injuries to income inequality.”
“The OSHA paper and ProPublica/NPR stories come to similar conclusions about how some injured workers have been affected by a decade of changes in workers’ compensation laws, including cutbacks in benefits and more difficulty in getting benefits.”
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Here’s some Facebook humor, for what it’s worth:
Here’s my story…. sad but true…. https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/list-of-posts.
DATE OF Initial INJURY: 1/9/2012 – Repeated failures to provide medically necessary treatment. Designated primary doctor Orthopedic Surgeon–FOR A HEAD INJURY!
DIAGNOSIS: CLOSED HEAD INJURY, CONCUSSION, TBI, PTSD, ETC. [see blogs for more details on diagnosis and denied medical care]
Thousands and thousands of dollars spent on reports and evaluations; malicious, callous and willful DEFENSE AND CARRIER disregard of repeated requests for medically necessary treatment. Repeated failures to pay TTD in 2012 and 2013, and in 2014, carrier settled with State for EDD paid disability at a severe discount, leaving injured worker to rely on Salvation Army and continuing attempts for Social Security Disability assistance, while exhausting all personal resources for life-saving treatments and devices…. more than $30K out of pocket spent, and continued refusals to participate in interactive process for possible Return To Work, and employer failures/refusals to demand #ClaimAudit…. File churning, delays, denials seem the norm, Allegations of age, gender, disability, civil rights and ADA violations by extensive network of fraudsters also. Welcome to Nobody Cares….. https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/list-of-posts/
How can InjuredWorkers Survive #WorkComp in America? It’s time for #DomesticTortureReports
Are you LinkedIn? Here are some further thoughts, and do follow the above stories and reports…. be sure to read the comments. It’s easy to see the industry provocateurs, huh? More than one attorney and ‘investigative journalist’ who work for the insurance side have told me it’s all my fault I have been denied medically necessary treatments FOR OVER 3 YEARS….. Well, you know #WorkComp….. that ‘small community’ has their own ‘little rules’ to follow……and they are well-paid for following orders, aren’t they?
Watch it again, and tell your friends and neighbors. Defense Against the #Psychopath (Full length) –
We are the Media Now, by any and every means necessary. Blogging, Vlogging, Posting, Tweeting…
#WorkComp is NOT an Employee Benefit….. It’s a killing machine based on the business model of
PROFITS BEFORE LIVES…… Is history repeating itself? Ask any Injured Worker!
MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH… YEP… EVERYDAY IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS FOR A BRAIN INJURY SURVIVOR…
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.
Has anybody else been to a doctor who practices ‘functional neurology’? It’s very scientifically based… no guesswork, no drugs.
Blogging and Vlogging are other ways we can tell our stories…. Here’s a video from 2012, after some excellent ‘functional neurology’ treatments in Palm Desert, California. Of course, the defense firm threatened the doctor and told him to stop treating me, and continued to refuse to provide any medical care for the first 2.5 years, finally got some speech therapy, vision therapy, and occupational therapy via work comp for a few days, when months were requested…. For you info…. document your stories….. we’re all fighting for our lives, and those who follow…. Carry on!
Acupuncture has also been extremely helpful since August 2013, along with neuro-vision prism lenses and therapies, no thanks to the insurance carrier.
Currently, I am most grateful for the Coastline Acquired Brain Injury Program in Newport Beach…. an incredible organization with experts in the field of brains and compensatory strategies.
For what it’s worth…. more to follow…
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW…. MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH…..
Every day is a fight for life for anybody stuck in the WorkComp System of PROFITS BEFORE LIVES……while those who know, conveniently look away from the corruption……falsely believing it could never happen to them….