How do you get from here to there after WorkComp? Here’s an update on Passive Income Prep School…

Linda Ayres looking for The Magic!


Thanks, Colleen Arneil!!! Day 1 steps were simple and powerful!

Step 1 — 10 points – I showed up live at 11 to the Passive Income Lounge; calendar marked to be there tomorrow, too.

Step 2 – 10 points – My eCourse topic is WorkComp Survival and Virtual Combat Skills

The Select Your Topic action was clarifying and confirming/personally validating.

The “Validate My Idea” exercise was real powerful, and had me smiling.

On UDEMY WorkComp had matches, but I did discover two courses

1) Introduction to Workers Compensation Surveillance by a private investigator [ a horrible and harsh reality of the practices of WorkComp in America, Canada, UK and Australia….]

2)VA Fully Developed Disability Claims – ‘incapacitation’ is the military equivalent of WorkComp… and it looks like a soldier developed that 6 section curriculum, with a very left-brain military organizational structure. I may have to study that! 😀

2) Amazon had 2,654 books on WorkComp; it had 6,330 books for Injured Workers (mostly written by attorneys, but a few that touched on Survival, written by other Injured Workers — most were written a few years ago, and some were had introductions by attorneys… none of those were sugar-coated. Most of the books seemed to be ‘industry propaganda’ but I even found one by a former WorkComp commissioner … spilling the beans on the atrocities…and offering some solutions.

That was a totally cool exercise. I also found my log in to your eCourse that I purchased how long ago?

I even posted a couple related thoughts on LinkedIn (they know me in the WorkComp community there; I am one of just a couple of Injured Worker BLOGGERS in the USA… I also want to do an eCourse on BEGINNING TO BLOG….so that Human Rights and Civil Rights activists can better harness the power of social media.

“WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW” is a little slogan/meme I have used for years… it fits. 😀

And below are images of how far I got so far in creating a course… I would welcome feedback on which is more inviting, considering that most Injured Workers in America are being seriously abused by a system that intends only harm, and many feel (and are!) quite dis-empowered.. and hope is a long forgotten emotion for too many.

See you tomorrow! Thank you! xoxoxox

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Linda Ayres
Linda Ayres PS You can’t “ENROLL NOW” …. that’s as far as I got in eCourse creation since March. It’s a beginning! xoxoxo
Colleen Arneil
Colleen Arneil This is great Linda! Kudos on the hard work. It’s so empowering to show this specific demographic about what IS possible still.
Linda Ayres
Linda AyresThanks Colleen Arneil – there seem to be 8.9 million American injured workers on Social Security Disability, and another stat is 54 million Injured and Disabled Workers across America. Canada, Australia, UK all have the very same challenges. Yes, we’re quite a demographic….!! We serve as extreme profit centers for some pretty vile racketeers…. xoxoox
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DAY 2 – “What Makes you YOU?


Thanks Colleen Arneil I love the structure here, too!

1) I am a Writer, Warrior, TBI WorkComp Survivor,
2) I am a Blogger– WorkComp and Nuclear Warnings
3) At times, sometimes surprising to me, I can swear in some of the most un-lady like manners….at some of the most influential people, if they happen to annoy.

Step 1 — 10 points – I showed up at FB live at 11 to the Passive Income Lounge; calendar marked to be there tomorrow, too.
Step 2 – 10 points – 3 Random nuggets about me… ‘owning who I am, flaunting it and sharing it…’

1. WorkComp is one of the ‘dirty little secrets’ that puts all of us risk. The#YouEconomy may changes that very soon! I slipped on ice at work and conked my head in 2012… and learned the meaning of “TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury.” I am a TBI Survivor and Warrior!
Neurologists all said, ‘EMBRACE THE NEW YOU” and this ‘new me’ was not as fast, smart and perky as the ol’ me. I said to one doctor, “Well, I don’t know who this new chick is, but if I am supposed to embrace her, I think they better plan to rehabilitate me — and train me to become a neuro-scientist!” He was not sure if I was kidding or not, so he invited me to an annual Brain Injury Conference that weekend, but warned me that it was primarily for military and medical professionals. THAT was the beginning of my real grasp of#Concussion.
[If you haven’t seen the movie, Concussion, get the dvd, and watch the back story and the documentary included, also. Dr. Omalu is quite the American Warrior — fought with the NFL — and survived, and changes are a ‘comin…PS If you have a friend or loved one with a #Concussion, try not to say mean stuff like, ‘you like fine, get over it!’ .]

2. I learned to remind attorneys and workers’ comp ‘doctors’ that I’m injured not stupid when I encountered some of their …. shenaningans and improprieties.
Without benefit of competent legal counsel, in less than 5 years, the ‘parties reached resolution, subject to confidentiality agreement.” and it is upon that ROCK I hope to empower other injured workers in America, Canada, UK and Australia, and beyond, how to fight a ‘rigged’ system and get out with your life. Some of my Injured and disabled friends have been fighting for their lives for more than 5, 10, 15, 20 and some even 30 years. It’s a horrible system of abuse and torture, and if one is not permanently and totally disabled going in, the risk is quite high for being so before ever escaping. One book, co-authored by an Injured Worker and an attorney, (discovered in yesterday’s PassiveIncomePrepSchool assignment had a more polite way to describe the improprieties that most all Injured Workers face. It said something like, “Trust your Mother, but cut the deck anyway.” Something relative to playing cards and protecting one’s self against cheaters.

Another is, “Without a blog and a growing database, Injured Workers are Unarmed and Unprotected in the Global War on Workers.”
[LinkedIn influencers have found my …. transparency… simultaneously refreshing, alarming and intimidating…Some have revised their guidebooks based on my input..]

Speech therapists and clinical psychs say “quit swearing” and that’s as helpful as saying “quit forgetting and stop being so damn confused and disorganized…” Expletives are not uncommon, for years, post brain injury. It is sometimes the least important of the impairments to address….. the brain does regulate Everything. POST-TBI …. my levels of decorum hardly exists! F**k!

Thanks again for all you do to make the world a better place, and make us laugh in the process!


See y’all tomorrow!

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#PassiveIncomePrepSchool Colleen Arneil

– Better late than not at all! 😀

Many of the books on Workers Compensation and or Injured Workers either had NO REVIEWS or happy-happy ones that appeared to be ‘solicited reviews’..

I will have to dig a little deeper… a theme for why people LOVED the books could be summed up with “SAVED MY LIFE.”

‘Crappy Reviews’ were more of a ‘surrender’ to the ‘snake pit’ of the ‘corruption….’

State-specific books confused some people, and others were annoyed that they purchased books not knowing they were State specific.

The exercise helps me see that my ‘niche’ is on target… I see no value in playing the ‘rigged legal game’ and my ebook and eCourse are aimed at helping injured workers (and their attorneys, if they have them) do whatever is necessary to ‘encourage’ all stakeholders coming together with impartial mediators and structured settlement teams.

DOJ can address the criminal activities and malfeasance… helping to FREE THE HOSTAGES seems to be a ‘higher calling.”

PS With all the talk in the lounge about buying courses, I just had to buy your CANAVA course today 😀 , and as I looked at the One on One Coaching I was very excited and then experienced some serious ‘sticker shock’ that moved into, “I can’t afford THAT. Kudos for Colleen! She’s worth that and much more! Hmmmmmmmmm….. I wonder if she ever does ‘small group’ coaching that could lead to more intense 1 on 1 coaching…” Then I saw the money course, and thought, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm….. and got my smile back. We’ll start with Canava and the Course Creation I already have… and we’ll see where this 7-day course leads… The clarity by Day 3 is pretty phenomenal, based on the course, lectures and group input! Wooo hooo!

You’re Awesome, and sooooo Smart, yes, we are lucky about your background!

Thanks! See you tomorrow at 11!

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Colleen Arneil
Colleen Arneil Love love love how you are going all in, amazing workLinda! And yes hang tight for what is to come next week because I do have a way to work with me either in group or with some one on one that is a smaller step than my big one on one program 🙂
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Linda Ayres Woo hoo! Shaking my piggy bank!
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#PassiveIncomePrepSchool Colleen Arneil

Thanks Colleen! Great questions, tiny steps, powerful insights! Saying it out loud (or posting it) brings it into ‘manifestation’… 😀


STEP ONE: 10 POINTS – ATTEND FACEBOOK LIVE AT 11 “chatting about the mindset it takes to makethe passive income flow’

STEP TWO: 10 POINTS – Post and share “YOUR BIGGEST desire is. What are you hoping to make happen with your business? Where do you want to be in 6 months?”


The topics of Workers Compensation Survival and Radiation Survival ‘light me up’ because the Rads are extinction level and the people need to know and because WorkComp is extermination level, and the people need to know — in order to take survival precautions….

I am hoping to create educational ‘products’ that can help me serve an ideal audience, and do so in a way that also helps me to create a revenue flow to serve fiercely, with top tech automation and beautiful, simple to follow and very organized personal development/self-help/Warrior programs…(sort of like how the Passive Income Queen conducts biz! ) 😀

Einstein reminds us that ‘Those who have the privilege to know have the DUTY to act.’ I know. I act.

By or before January 15, 2017, six months today, my “biggest desire’ is to to have a functional organization/business/program, consisting of, but not limited to:

1) One or more TEACHABLE eCourses in WorkComp Survival, and one or more eCourse in understanding & grasping the need to #DodgeTheRads, as it impacts health, & 3+ mainstream media article publications;
2) One or more eBooks on WorkComp Survival and #DodgeTheRads life extension practices with full on opt-in pages & all necessary tech pieces/systems for webinars, and growing database and global reach;
3) Continued blogging on related topics, such as Social Media, TBI and LOEF, helping others ‘connect the dots’ and take right action;
4) An affordable, brilliant, affordable team of experts working with me to produce the above referenced transformational materials/products and related ..and a database of more than 20,000 ‘interested’ parties and co-workers;
5) Social Media Movements of global proportions to provoke further conscious thought and positive transformations



#OccupyWorkComp#OccupyVirtually – WorkComp Survival and Virtual Combat Skills

#DodgeTheRads – Remember Remember – All Nuclear Reactors Leak All of the Time –


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CAN YOU IMAGINE YOURSELF AS A PUBLISHER? With an e-magazine or three? Sort of like an electronic newspaper, and you build your own audience (database!) and you share things that you find important, share you opinion, and invite others to share further. It’s an empowering thought, isn’t it?
Do you think it could help LIFT INJURED WORKERS OUT OF VICTIM-HOOD? What could YOU do with a BLOG?
i blog therefore i am a work comp survivor - sharing google page one with berkshire hathaway - how interesting
Not convinced yet?
Check out what Wikipedia says:
create a word press blog
Ha! Have you ever heard about MABs? THAT may be what this group needs.
I know the concept…. if anybody is an expert on MABs, let’s chat! [Multi-author blogs]
It might be easier for newbie Injured Worker bloggers… and we could have a sub-group for writers… #OccupyWorkComp – Writers Community.. 😀

So what and why????

My work injury was January 2012 and I did not begin to blog about it until Summer 2013. Believe it or not, I was pretty timid and I sure as heck didn’t want people to know I was fighting with a brain injury. D’oh. “I’M INJURED, NOT STUPID!” Nor did I want my nuclear ‘whistle-blowing’ compromised.
The more I learned about WorkComp, the more I saw the similarities in the PROFITS BEFORE LIVES, CALCULATED KILLS of both industries. So, here we are. Connecting more dots.
Being in those ‘creeepy’ doctor mills that were more like morgues for doped zombie was nearly more than I could handle. I talked to people. I gave them my contact info. One office told me I could not talk about WorkComp in the lobby, and they even posted a warning sign. Not too many people spoke English. The sign was posted in Spanish, too.
The parties ‘reached resolution subject to confidentiality agreement’ Fall 2015. Do you think blogging helped? In efforts to rebrand, I started a second WorkComp blog this year, but due to attacks by WorkCompsters, the original blog stands on it’s own. There we can deal with more volatile issues.
What I want to do in this group is help those of you who want to ESCAPE work comp apply some of the principles of action and response that I found valuable. Doctors and lawyers have encouraged me to do what I can to help injured workers. The only way I know how to help you is to teach you about blogging.
There is a business solution that you can employ, with or without an attorney.   That involves MEDIATION and STRUCTURED SETTLEMENT TEAMS.  THE POINT IS TO GET YOUR FREEDOM AND CIVIL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS BACK, ‘BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY.’
If you are represented and your attorney won’t help you, consider the value in ditching the attorney and representing yourself. Can you really do worse than what the attorneys have already done to you and for you?
If you’re interested, SET UP YOUR BLOG, AND LET’S GET MOVING. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW and it’s very late.
If your attorney says you better not blog, remind that it’s your constitutional right protected by the 1st amendment. You might use a pen name… I did until Facebook thought police locked me out of my account because “Lucy Occupy” had no papers to present to the Thought Police, so…. Lucy and I share a profile, but she has a page, I have a page, and we have some other pages and groups.
there is no box clouds
Energy follows thought and thoughts are things. JUST DO IT. YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
It was brought to my attention that not everybody knows what a BLOG is, and therefore, the power of the blog as a ‘weapon of self-defense’ is not clearly understood. OK! That makes sense.
Quick story, then some links. In 2011, facing extreme periods of Facebook censorship (weeks at a time in the ol’ days, and total lockout!) I had to find alternatives to the censorship being faced by most people screaming about Fukushima Global disaster and the triple nuclear meltdowns.
I asked a buddy at work, a former SEAL, how do I create a blog?? He said he normally charged several hundred dollars, but for me I think he said it would be a couple hundred, or he may have offered to do it for free, but I would have to wait. There was no time to waste, so I figured it out.
I went to, picked a theme and added a title, and I think the first one was AN OPEN LETTER TO THE EMPEROR OF JAPAN (on
WordPress.COM is easier, imho, than wordpress.ORG and it’s one-stop-shopping, and it’s free. You can spend a little to ensure your readers are not bothered with ads, but it can be 100% free.
You can type a post on FB, copy and paste to a new BLOG post, and voila…. you begin to collect your story so it’s documented and people can get up to speed as time goes by. I have received many calls and emails from people who just wanted to talk, because they thought they were ALONE in fighting for the life, or the life of their loved ones being tortured and abused in the American Workers Comp Systems.
Check it out and if one of the videos speaks to you, please share the link here and share your progress on creating a blog.
START WITH A SHORT TITLE (I learned that by experience! ) and you can even just build up a collection of posts, you can share with friends privately for feedback and proof-reading, and you can blast it all over FB, Twitter, Google + LinkedIn and beyond.
“Without a blog and a database, Injured Workers are UNARMED and UNPROTECTED in the Global #WarOnWorkers!  #WoW”
#DodgeTheRads  Be ITK about “Your Radiation This Week”  —
#OccupyVirtually #OccupyWorkComp because
social media transformations


WorkComp Field Trip Next Week! All Aboard! Visit Facebook WorkComp Ghettos and Interact with Real Insured Workers from USA, Canada and Australia

“I know, I know, I know – everyone hates lawyers.”

Who might be interested in a Virtual-Field-Trip to Facebook WorkComp Ghettos to see first hand stories of what Injured Workers are going thru right now, today, in the USA and beyond?

We’ll make it a full itinerary with stops at several of the FB Injured Worker groups and pages/stations….to help the Industry Thought Leaders grasp the harsh and horrible realities being faced in the fight for life of injured workers subjected to current WorkComp practices. Let me know if you’re interested.

Any special requests? Watch for the Blog next week! To quote a WC Judge on matters of obfuscation and chicanery, “This train has left the station…”

The Sedgwick Institute and the SI LinkedIn group may find some ideas worth implementing in this DePaolo’s World “Thoughts and Impressions on workers’ compensation and life” blog — and comment threads.

“It’s that simple.”

“Really, it’s that simple.” – xoxoxo

 Si sedgwick insitute opportunity to open dialogues






Check “Your Radiation This Week” for Rad Details;

YRTW No 54

Plan Accordingly.  #DodgeTheRads

Normal Radiation is 5 to 20 CPM [4]”

Hazmat suits optional, contingent on virtual location stops.

white roses


Sedgwick Institute – Linked In Group — Are YOU In? LinkedIn or Facebook — WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? Let’s see!


Will other WorkComp Thought Leaders Follow with More Groups embracing Injured Workers and Taxpayers?

Linda Ayres commented on this  

[on LinkedIn, for those of you unfamiliar with the platform…it’s much like Facebook and Twitter]

Linda Ayres

Hey! Did you read this yet? Did you join the “Sedgwick Institute” on linked in yet? C’mon, let’s go! The May WorkComp National Discussions are about ready to begin. Here’s my take on it:

What’s YOURS? I will check with Jonathan Mast to see if they will be having a Facebook “Sedgwick Institute” group, I think perhaps a “SI – VENTING ROOM” could prep more Injured Workers to join a mixed group. #TTFN

[In the meantime, we can use a FB public – group place holder at Occupy WorkComp to start organizing and blogging support]

  1. Linda Ayres

    There are only 20 people in the group so far. C’mon. You have something to say? There’s your open door! Carpe Diem! #Blog4Freedom, Life, Liberty and Justice for All! It’s time to restore Civil Rights and Human Rights to Injured Workers NOW.  show less

  2. Linda Ayres says “…If you’re an Injured Worker without a blog, you are Unarmed in the War Against Workers. You may be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome and have to add that diagnosis to your list….”  show less

  3. Fonzseau Darren

    I put my request in. Will see.

  4. Linda Ayres

    Yaaaaay Fonzseau Darren! The “Sedgwick Institute” LI Group was 13 members when I joined, and it’s up to 33 now. I don’t imagine that Jonathan Mast or their team of administrators watch it like Hawkes, so let’s hope tomorrow it will reach at least 100 and keep growing.

    We’ll see if Jonathan and team are planning on a FB “Sedgwick Institute – FB Group” of similar guidelines and intention. We can help them build it!

    If so, Injured Workers might be able to create a complimentary group called something like “Si – Injured Workers Venting Room” so Injured Workers can do an unbridled brain dump, to facilitate more facts. ONWARD! We Are The Media Now!

  5. Linda Ayres

    We, who are outside of the system now, could then collectively help re-write the issues without the emotions that go with being a WorkComp Victim, and the related PTSD and [OPIATE] druggings – so that more SIMPLE FACTS can be presented in the SEDGWICK INSTITUTE GROUPS, to be elevated to their actual “Institute” of “INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADERS”

    We might find some social workers, paralegals and nurses and doctors and lawyers to help us review and re frame the stories so that the “Thought Leaders” can grasp the content. I’m looking for some now. Keep your eyes open, too!

  6. Linda Ayres

    I know Bob Wilson ‘s May ‘National WorkComp Discussions’ does not (yet) embrace Injured Workers input, but maybe he will be inspired by the direction of the Sedgwick Institute Open forums and LinkedIn group.

    Maybe David David DePaolo‘s WorkComp Central will also create a FB group for Injured Workers to help, and then maybe Bob will see the value in Injured Worker Input.

    Maybe Joseph Paduda, Barry Thompson,  Richard FinePeter Rousmaniere, Art Wilcox, Roberto CenicerosThomas F. Martin, Alan Gurvey and others will lend some energy to getting more items on the discussion tables.

  7. Linda Ayres

    Hey! Here’s a thought! Maybe a joint invitation letter from the WC Industry Thought Leaders TO Injured Workers & Taxpayers could open those doors to further discussions, sort of like the letter from Congress to the DOL Secretary.


    Of course, investigative reporters would be naturals in such a discussion group, if the intent is to get the truth on the table and identify real problems and create real transformations and resolutions. I still think teams of Mediators and Structured Settlement peeps is a good next step, for any case over 4 years old, particularly if it’s a back or brain injury… w/limits on how long cases can drag on and on.  show less

  8. Linda Ayres

    PS For any LinkedIn peeps also on alternative social media, Facebook, I’m regularly censored from posting in groups, even my own, but I do have access to my pages and events.

    fb censored blocked again from groups 4 27 2016 1143 am   CENSORED FB 4 27 2016 1129 AM

    Let’s connect over there…..We will do what we can to get some serious thinkers to join the Sedgwick Institute linked in group, and any new groups thought leaders open up to embrace injured workers. After all, the though leaders have businesses to ‘lead’ ALL BECAUSE SOMEBODY GOT HURT AT WORK. Let’s all get along and work on solutions now. Thanks

  9. Linda Ayres

    How to find me on FB, and yes, it’s another long story… for another time. The page is “shared” with Lucy Occupy, because she has no papers to show to the FB thought police. so after lock outs, the compromise was to share profile space with LucyOccupy — she has her own page though…. and is known and loved in the real anti-nuclear communities — since 2011. show less

  10. Linda Ayres

    PS…. Back on point to the original blog: From an Injured Worker’s Perspective – Deploy Mediation and Structured Settlement Teams to reach resolutions xoxxoox

  11. READ ON:

    Insult to Injury

  12. ‘All of This Because Somebody Got Hurt at Work’

    “…Hummer limos, go-go dancers, a live alligator and glowing aliens in spandex at the national workers’ comp and disability expo. Journey into the little-known workers’ comp industrial complex….”

rise up OCCUPY VIRTUALLY rads in the air

Si sedgwick insitute opportunity to open dialogues

Who else is blogging about work comp

WATCH FOR eCourse – COMING SOON     “WorkComp Survival and Virtual Combat Skills”         



Update to Injured Workers Who Have Submitted Stories — and to Friends of Injured Workers!

WorkComp? Path to Poverty? Road to Hell? DETOUR AHEAD! Did you nominate THIS blog?

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.

If you open this today, and if you’re so moved, feel free to nominate my blogs to the Injured Worker category of the industry BEST BLOGS of 2016 event.  The deadline is today….here’s the link.

Here’s the nominating link. Must be submitted by today to count in the industry events! 

Name of Blog:                     Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains
Name of Blog:                      MY WORKCOMP COACH
Primary Author:                     LINDA AYRES, INJURED WORKER – Disabled, Blogger4Freedom
Reasons for Nomination:     WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW;   One of her mottos is:
                                                   “I BLOG, THEREFORE I AM A WORK COMP SURVIVOR.  BE ONE, TOO”
(Write whatever you like…. you can even say your reason for the nomination is you don’t blog yet, and she does, and she tells it like it is, or….simply say, BECAUSE SHE ASKED A BUNCH OF US TO at the first of the month and again today)!
Your Name:
Your Email:                            [create a NEW email just for your WorkComp ‘media’ work…
Your Telephone:                   [your call…looks like a required field]
Your Employer:                    [I put “Disabled, Blogger4Freedom on the nominations I made]

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.

If you haven’t shared YOUR WorkComp Story yet, here’s the questionnaire link again:

What’s YOUR WorkComp Story?

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.


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.

do no harm but take no shit either

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, – 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.

Google it:  Insult to Injury:  The Demolition of Workers Compensation

Most all Injured Workers indicate a willingness to share, Anonymously.  OK…..We’ll be creative. Watch and FOLLOW/SUBSCRIBE both blogs,


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


Best regards,

Linda Ayres, WorkComp & TBI Survivor


ps…. I was nominated and selected as one of the top 4 finalists at the WorkCompCentral CompLaude Awards event in 2014.  I met several very nice people at that event, and I ‘crashed’ a few other industry conferences and collected some business cards and marketing materials and others, and I was also invited as a guest of a Judge to visit the Exhibit Hall of the California Applicant Attorney’s Association Winter 2014 conference, where I met more wonderful people. In 2016 I was invite by a kind attorney to attend their Winter Conference, anniversary gala celebrating ’50 or 60 years of protecting injured workers’ [That’s questionable!]
Anyhow, CAAA made it clear that NO INJURED WORKERS ARE WELCOME AT ANY OF THEIR EVENTS, so I accepted a dis-invitation to the event….  You know the ol sayings…”Something is terribly wrong in this country….”  and  ‘We do not forgive; We do not forget….EXPECT US.”
I have tried to encourage these groups to open their hearts and doors to Injured Workers, with little success. WorkComp Central, to date, is the only group I have found that embraces Injured Workers and warmly welcomes them. To save some time and energy, I will copy also the people on that email list, so that perhaps we can forge some links over the chasms of “us and them” and …. dunno, might make this a blog, too…..
For the people in the WorkComp industries, we will be organizing some interviews and a possible TELE-SUMMIT to share your perspective on what needs to happen for immediate WORKCOMP TRANSFORMATION…short of ‘SENDING IN THE NATIONAL GUARD’ to protect injured workers from the current systems.   WATCH THE BLOGS FOR COMING SOON DETAILS…. EXPECT US.

 Below is the LinkedIn referenced post, for your info:


WorkComp? Path to Poverty? Road to Hell? DETOUR AHEAD! Did you nominate THIS blog?

Did you nominate THIS BLOG for the Best Blogs of WorkComp for 2016 – Injured Worker Category?!?


…. 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 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.

Here’s the nominating link. Must be submitted by today to count in the industry events! 



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!!!!

Injured Worker Resources …… add to it! We Are The Media Now.


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:

Did you nominate THIS BLOG for the Best Blogs of WorkComp for 2016 – Injured Worker Category?!?


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, ???  Thanks!  WE AIM TO PLEASE!



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Google search:  “Your Radiation This Week”  

Yes, we were warned about that, too!