If it looks like a troll, acts like a troll, it’s probably a troll. SHUN THEM. YOU KNOW WHO AND WHAT THEY ARE. Refer to RULES OF ENGAGEMENTS for dealing with trolls. It’s there for your reference. See the OCCUPY WORK COMP EVENT — INVITE YOUR FRIENDS
Original group intent: #OccupyWorkComp – #OccupyVirtually Share experience strength and hope as an Injured Worker or Friends of Injured Workers in the virtual combat required to SURVIVE WORK COMP
This Group is for posting stories of Injured Workers and Struggles and Hardships they are forced to endure. Please share your story so we can all come together, Educate, Learn and Fight.. We are not Responsible for Any Members Posts or Comments. We are not able to monitor / read and interpret every post; and they may not necessarily be the View of the Whole Group. Please Be Respectful… Profanity / Insults to Other Members/Threats, etc. will not be Tolerated! It is Possible, that a member may make a Comment or Remark – because of their Dis-Satisfaction with this System – That may not be Mature, or Inappropriate- Which We ask Members – if they feel they have done so; to Please Correct or Delete that comment or message. All Members have Discretionary Powers to Do this. We all Make Mistakes too. We understand that it can be Very Upsetting in Dealing with the System. This is the Nature of the Beast we Deal with. This is a closed group and only approved for members, who can see whats posted!! Anything you post will NOT show up in others newsfeeds – Unless another member Shares it. Maybe it will in your own feed because you’re a member but it won’t to non members!! Feel free to post your questions or concerns regarding WCB/WSIB. Most times other Injured workers have been where you are and can give some advice. We would like to Hear All Members Opinions and Comments and Offer Support To Each Other. Take care and *Welcome* to our group 🙂
In January of 2013 my husband was killed in a workplace incident in Regina Saskatchewan. But he was far from just my husband, and far from just an employee. He was a father, a son, a brother, an uncle, a grandson, a friend, a co worker, he was a human being. He was a tax payer, he was a home owner, he was a patient, he was a union member, he was a worker, his very existence was relevant, in one way or another, to everybody. This movement is relevant to everybody whether you go to work or not. People you care about do. It is important the every person knows that the systems in place to help them and to protect them and to keep them safe are flawed, not regularly enforced and have been cut back to the point of being unable to function. This is not a political issue, this is not somebody else’s problem, this is a reality for every person. I never imagined it would happen to me, and nobody does. But it can, in a split second. The goal of this group is to organize a movement that is led by the people, and for the people. To create a voice that is so loud it can no longer be ignored. To put a face to workplace injury and fatalities. To raise awareness, to find support, and to most importantly fight for our fundamental rights as a collective body of human beings.
2 Corinthians 6 9:10 The world ignores us, but we are known to God, we live close to death, but here we are, still very much alive. We have been injured but kept from death. Our hearts ache, but at the same time we have the joy of the Lord. We are poor, but we give rich spiritual gifts to others. We own nothing, and yet we enjoy everything.
*Justice for Saskatchewan, Injured / Disabled Workers* “WCB Employees Paid to Commit Fraud” “Denied Medical / Rehabilitation Benefits by WCB” The Historic Meredith Agreement in which WCB was founded has been twisted like a pretzel to deny injured workers benefits of medical care / lost wages, after suffering workplace injury. In the summary documents, prepared by Board services, and used in Board Members Judicial Appeal Hearing, I found falsified medical reports / complete lies. How can you receive a fair hearing when WCB employees place falsified and fabricated lies, to deliberately con-volute / misconstrue, your claim? Enough is Enough, It’s obvious the WCB “Road to Zero” is in reality a road to zero, benefits; How is it possible, all 3 of my MRI scans were not properly evaluated? 2 scans at University Hospital, radiologists- Dr. Derek Fladeland, Dr. Brent Burbridge, Dr. Stephan Kriegler all missed; Herniated Disc’s / Annular Disc tears / Traumatic endplate fractures; Facet Injuries; Spinal Stenosis; It’s as plain as the nose on your face; WCB Saskatchewan, is; Medical Legal Insurance Fraud; Racketeering; Designed to contain costs, at the expense, of the injured worker / family. In 1998, Gordon Scrimbit, was told by Wascana Rehab, he would never work again, WCB’s answer; ” While we do not disagree with the diagnosis, we do not see how this could be so”. In other words the evidence was totally disregarded. Recently WCB placed a contract out for bid for a new computer program; est: cost of $20 Million; WCB received their new computer program which cost over $30 Million dollars: Yet Injured Workers are being denied medical treatment requested by physicians for diagnosis / treatment. If you are a injured or disabled worker who wants to join this WCB, “Class Action Lawsuit” please send a request, this facebook group is PRIVATE, (However WCB likely will see all members eventually) Many Others Just like Yourselves, MUST, take this first step, and place your name on the lawsuit; We will hold 3 meetings, after the 3 meetings we will file the lawsuit in Court of Queens Bench; We are contacting several competent Law Firms; As a group, the choice of which Law Firm will handle the Lawsuit, must be voted on. Sincerely Bruce Junker
Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups Who are we? We are a group of workers (and family members) who have been injured or made sick on the job. We have first hand experience of the WCB/WSIB system and know it needs improvement! ONIWG is growing. We now have 21 member groups and more are joining. ONIWG groups in your community: – Offer peer support – meet other workers who face the same difficulties and challenges that you do – Supply information regarding the compensation system – Provide an opportunity to join the fight What we are fighting for! Reform of the Workers’ Compensation Act and Policy and return to the founding principles. Dignity, Respect and Justice must be the foundation for a renewed Workers’ Compensation System. We want an Act with the stated purpose to truly assist and compensate workers injured, made sick and disabled at work. Current Campaigns Bring in full cost of living protection for all injured workers’ benefits Provide pensions for workers with permanent disabilities and eliminate the deeming system – injured workers need real jobs and job security or full compensation Learn more about the Network: http://www.injuredworkersonline.org/Organizations/oniwg.html How to reach us: President – Eugene LeFrancois Secretary – Catherine Fenech Executive V.P. – Janet Paterson Head Office R.R. 1, Kaministiquia ON P0T 1X0 Tel. (807) 767-7827 firstname.lastname@example.org
This group is for injured workers to network and provide support and motivation for each other. if you have gone through this type of thing after a workplace injury,or know of someone who has post it here.We want your story…we are trying to help you too…What this is NOT-An advertising agency for products and services personal or professional
PA. Injured Workers Group is a group for Injured workers from PA., or anywhere else, that want to get involved in the effort to change the legislation in the states that allows for the persecution and abuse of injured workers.
This group is for those who have been injured at work, in a vehicle accident and from a criminal event and need legal advice. This group is also for those who wish to be consultants. Here you will find the right type of advice free of charge for your particular circumstance. From there you will be referred to professional injury lawyers who will discuss your circumstances with you. From beginning to end we offer a free no obligation service. Win or lose in court there is no cost to you. Our services are paid by the insurer, not you.
‘The Road to Social Justice’ Injured Workers All Across Canada, is a group of ‘Individual’ injured and disabled by occupation workers, family members, friends, supporters and ‘whistle blowers’, seeking a radical change to the Canadian provincial workers compensation Acts and the WCB’s who have sole right to interpret those Acts then make policy. Join us @: http://iwocac.ning.com
Support & information for Injured Workers Free consultation with filling out WSIB forms & understanding the appeal system. Monthly meetings the first Tuesday of every month unless it’s a holiday weekend. We offer support & guidance and sometimes host guest speakers. Email: email@example.com Twitter: @activistwendy Website; injuredworkersonline.org
This group is for those who have issues with wsib a system that we have no choice but to pay into and when you are hurt they do not want to give you your money back to help you get on with your life as a injured worker
Hello my internet angels, welcome to my page. Happy New Year, and may you all have the greatest life journey ever! I made a promise to myself this year, after receiving my Counseling diploma with “Honors,” in December 2014,’ that I would once again become a part of this beautiful world. I am becoming visible, and break my thirty-year silence regarding the misdiagnosis, that led to the medical madness, and the horrendous problems I have had to experience, still experience as an injured worker dealing with the Workers Compensation System and the Canadian medical system. I am proud to say that understanding human behavior has given me an edge over everything in my life.. I have found my way out of the darkness we are pushed into by our injuries, depression, injustice and dealing the small mindedness of the adjudicators on our case. And my greatest wish for this year, is that the more injured workers that come out of hiding and break their silence, tell their stories and their experiences since becoming an injured worker. Tell how the medical community treats us. A system that is supposed to protect and help us, but in my case, and the cases of many, are ignored, misdiagnosed. I would spend the rest of my life dealing with nerve damage and a multitude of other problems only because of ignorance. My experiences of being implanted with medical devices that help control pain. Gave me my life back, but, only caused further injuries, and issues, losses, as well as more problems when they malfunctioned, electrocuting me internally, paralyzing my body, until my co-workers unplugged the device from the transmitter, saving my life, bringing me down and back into the unjust Workers Compensation System. Machines that are put in people’s bodies to help control pain that go ignored, unmonitored by the Workers Compensation Board that purchased these devices, as well as the surgeon’s who implanted these devices, and the manufacturer who never warned me of the consequences of being internally electrocuted. And I was I ever sent a letter telling me my device was obsolete and needed replacing. The more stories we hear, the more people that stand up in the face of adversity, the quicker we will see changes because these stories could be yours…..or that of your loved ones….Don’t let this be their experience. It’s time to SHATTER THIS SILENCE. I hope that my story and the poetry God blessed me with the ability to write will provide support, inspiration, and information to those who need it. It’s only when we all break our silence, that changes happen. We need to shatter the silence with louder voices, break the patterns, and labels, and take our lives back. Because, only in doing so, will our future, the status quo won’t impact our children’s future. We set out on a road of dreams, to only have another person derail us and that won’t continue……my life is worth it…. God Bless Giggles the Poet
#WorkCompCrimes: Post questions, photos events about Injured Workers in America and throughout the World. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. #IWU InjuredWorkersUnited https://www.facebook.com/groups/1420621508187237/ IF YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE WORK COMP CLAIM, USE DISCRETION IN YOUR POSTS, AS THERE ARE NO SECRETS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. JOINING A ‘SECRET GROUP’ MAY PROVIDE A MORE COMFORTABLE FORUM. Create new ways to communicate with the others. A CLASS ACTION SUIT WON’T HAPPEN AS LONG AS THEY KEEP INJURED WORKERS SILENT AND DIVIDED. SO, LET’S SHOUT, LET’S UNITE! WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. EXPECT US. Admin: Lucy Occupy / Linda Ayres via wynLINDA@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
The Joint Task Force on Rehabilitation for the Injured Worker was established in 1983 to provide an educational forum and promote better communication between professionals regarding rehabilitation services for the Maryland injured worker. The founding members recognized that the Workers’ Compensation Community needed specialized knowledge and skills. The purpose and goal of the Task Force is to identify the skills and knowledge that are needed to assist and equip professionals in providing successful services for Maryland injured workers. Conferences, workshops and written material (The Good Practice Manual and other educational materials) provide the forum to present this information. These forums bring together the Workers’ Compensation Community which includes claims representatives, physicians, rehabilitation counselors, attorneys, nurses and therapists. For this reason the membership consists of 15 organizations and associations representing the wide variety of entities directly involved in workers’ compensation. Each member organization or association appoints representatives to serve on the Task Force. The Task Force is a standing committee of the Maryland Rehabilitation Association (MRA) and Chesapeake Association of Rehabilitation Professionals in the Private Sector (CARPPS).
Post questions, photos events about Injured Workers in America and throughout the World. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. IF YOU HAVE AN ACTIVE WORK COMP CLAIM, USE DISCRETION IN YOUR POSTS, AS THERE ARE NO SECRETS ON SOCIAL MEDIA. JOINING A ‘SECRET GROUP’ MAY PROVIDE A MORE COMFORTABLE FORUM. Create new ways to communicate with the others. A CLASS ACTION SUIT WON’T HAPPEN AS LONG AS THEY KEEP INJURED WORKERS SILENT AND DIVIDED. WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. EXPECT US. Admin: Lucy Occupy / Linda Ayres via wynLINDA@gmail.com and email@example.com 760 368 7236 – message line
Petition to improve service provided to injured workers and allow treating physichians to decide what work their patient is suitable to complete. “YOUR DOCTOR HAS AN OPINION BUT IS NOT IN A PLACE TO DECIDE WHAT WORK IS SUITABLE FOR YOU!”-WSIB case manager
Injured workers suffer terribly on the workcover system. The system devalues and dehumanises injured workers. The system is unfairly biased against injured workers. Worse still, more cuts to entitlements are being proposed by the government. Injured workers and those who care about injured workers are most welcome to join the group, share experiences and gain support from others in the same situation.
Each and every one of us suffers a workplace injury at some point in our lives. It is not only a physical experience but an emotional and financial one as well. We trust that WCB is going to asssit us throughout the whole injury but that is not always the case. We want to hear your stories. Do you beleive that WSNB needs to be revamped? Do you beleive that their policies and procedures are for the injured worker? Do you feel well treated by your case manager? have you been threatened to have your finances cut off if you dont comply with your case managers decisions of how your care should be? Share with us your ideas and experiences…its time for a change.
This is a group for the injured workers Wcb of Alberta didn’t pay, WCB Alberta is an Insurance company that Denies as many claims as possible. denying claims and proper medical care saves them money. injured workers are a liability and therefore need to be removed from the system as soon as possible. the so called appeal process is a sham… the appeal board is on the payroll of WCB. Independant Medical Exams are conducted by Doctors on the the WCB payroll and these Doctors are taught to lie and decieve as a matter of common WCB practice. WCB does not lose in Court, they have endless resources and will use the most underhanded tactics available.
Injured workers that have been messed around by Workers Compensation either by LMR or by not receiving the proper payout that they deserve. We have worked hard to support our families, we did not ask to get hurt on the job, and now that we have, we have no job and no rights.
This is to show people how many of us have been bullied by insurance companies. Since the change of the workers compensation ACT by the O’Farrell government, workers are being kicked off the books unfairly another one for the multi nationals who only want money money money……
This group is for injured workers involved with WSIB. You can share your thoughts, experiences, stories, issues, whatever you are comfortable sharing. This is a group for support and advice. This is a SAFE place, no DRAMA or NASTINESS, will be tolerated.
I would like to hear about your experience with the system what your injury was and if you are working again or pensioned if your an attorney how do you get thru this process? need answers to alot of question’s, I have an appeals hearing coming up soon.
This group is a place where people of all race, color, or beliefs can come together to compare and or share their horror stories they have aquired at the hands of A.I.G. And any other insurance with an adjuster that can only say “NO” to treatment prescribed by your primary treating physician.
Organization of people affected by negative WCB tactics that are looking for change.. Injured workers for a “present day” WCB system for future people who have to deal with injury at work. Share info, stories and bad (wrong) decisions that need to be made known.
Our Mission Statement: “To promote fair and equitable compensation for injured workers in Canada, to address the mistreatment of injured workers and to voice the common concerns of injured workers across Canada.”
For anyone disabled on the job, recovering from your injury is a long, hard road but how long is it really? What happens if many years down the road you develop complications from your work related injury? Do you know what your rights are…..Until it happened to us, we had no idea. Here you’ll have a support network of injured workers who have become severely disabled because their rights were violated by Carriers more intersted in saving money than providing care for the serious complications that arise from WC claims awarded years earlier.
The Canadian Injured Workers Alliance (CIWA) is a national network of injured workers groups that aims to support and strengthen the work of local, provincial, and territorial injured workers organizations. We provide a forum for injured workers to exchange information and sharing experiences. We exist to support injured workers and improve the Occupational Health and Safety of workers across Canada. Contact Information: Newfoundland Labrador Injured Workers Association. General Delivery Brigus Junction, NL A0B 1G0. General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 709-229-1177 CRWDP Contact: Patricia Dodd
It is my goal to make it federally mandated that Police Officers and Fireman receive 100% of their pay when injured in the line of duty. On May 16, 2005 my husband was seriously injured in the line of duty while attempting to pull someone over on his departmental motorcycle. Due to someone elses negligence and failure to yield to his lights and siren he was involved in the accident and injured. After 5 1/2 years he is still dealing with injuries from the accident. At the time of the accident he was a Sgt. He has since been promoted to Lieutenant and subsequently is at a higher pay level. He will be undergoing a hip replacement in March. We will recieve 65% of his pay that he was receiving when the accident occured.
This group is private and only people from the project will be invited … We have set this group up to stay in touch and provide information and resources to you from time to time … Please make use of this group to ask any questions of the SA Unions staff … We hope you will make use of this forum and stay in touch so we can see if our work with you is sustainable 🙂 Enjoy …..
If you are, or have been, an injured worker in the State of California and have had a workers’ compensation claim, we want to hear from you! Please join our group and tell us your story…we are trying to film a documentary on how California injured workers’ are treated…worse than animals…help us change it for employees and employers.
I would like to hear from oilfield workers that have been injured an are not being supported by their oil companies. I want to start a coalition to compensate employees that were employeed on the rigs before mandated laws were in effect protecting them from harmful chemical exposures.
Combining common experiences on unfair practices by WSIB on injured workers that we would like to see addressed and changed and are willing to actively engage through appropriate & professional dialogue with WSIB to make future changes in policies and practices for beniefit of all injured workers. Please contact me through Facebook and/or email @ email@example.com
After a post on the Sunny Coast Community Board by Stuart Field asking who would employ someone with limited ability and on pain medication a lot of interesting chatter eventuated and this page was subsequently born. It is a program in motion currently looking to bring together as many injured Sunshine Coast Workers as possible for a free flowing brain storming session to document our joint challenges and triumphs and to collaboratively build a network of people and information to assist injured workers both now and in the future. We invite you to take part in something that we believe has the power to change broken lives for the better. Join us here today.
Educate the general public and injured workers on policies and new initiatives of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and also the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act. Maintain a resource library of useful information on WSIB and Health issues. Increase community awareness of the issues affecting injured workers. Provide referrals to other community services where needed. Promote education for workers to eliminate work place injuries.
Without Prejudice When a worked like my self simone gets injured in the work place like Winners Homesence It is employers duity that the injued worker gets everything they need to get healthy again not kick them to the street and say we just have no room to deal with this and try to close the book on it and think they can get away with it. Please join my group and help me stop this from happening to another injured worked anywhere and also to make winners understand that they will not get away with this.
This is for Ohio workers whom have been injured on the job. If you have an open workers comp claim here in Ohio, no matter if you have been off work cause of the injury or you are back to work. Just as long as your claim is open we want to help you get your rights back. As an injured worker you have to go to the IC court to fight for treatment or to receive money that is owed to you. We are trying to get laws passed so that you can get treatment and all things u need to get your life back to the best of YOUR ABLITY.. This is being funded by a doctor that works as a doctor in the workers comp industry. He feels the injured worker deserves more rights and that’s what we are trying to get for you…
The current WSIB and its employers are using publicly funded agents such as ODSP to dump cleints that were injured ,while on the job.The current claim denial rate is close to 50 %.If we are going to have a system that is adverserial then I want the right to sue my employer.
This group is for people in Florida who have been injured in a car, sports or work accident and need to find good resources or want to share their experience involving: chiropractic services, good attorneys, advice on recovery, or any advice in general.
Post Here ,or Help Injured Workers Find out where to go for Help .By posting your Tragic accident at work and the help you have received or not received!! Post your story how Government has helped you or how that have not. Was your accident reported by your Employer to Worker Compensation or Occupational Health and Safety? This group is created to help injured workers stop the Companies from getting away with compensating injured wokers Medically or Financially and get the help the desperately need and deserve !!!
* IF YOU ARE THE OWNER/ADMIN OF ONE or more OF THE INCLUSIVE GROUPS, Pages and/or Events AND WOULD LIKE TO INVITE OTHERS TO JOIN YOUR GROUP, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR GROUP/PAGE DESCRIPTION, LINK, AND YOUR INVITATION.
“We Are The Media Now”
THROUGH THE END OF THE YEAR, WE WILL REACH OUT TO THE GROUP OWNER/ADMINS THAT WE CAN, WITH INTENTION TO HAVE A MORE PERSONALIZED INVITATION TO THOSE WHO ARE IN A POSITION TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF INJURED WORKERS AROUND THE WORLD.
Love one another like there’s no tomorrow!
Survive Work Comp! #OccupyVirtually and remember that #AnonymousPrecedesUnanimous
If that’s too complicated, connect as you like, and remember remember, WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW and we work like antz!
Hey, #LaborDay is coming up! Remember Remember the 5th of September! If you don’t have a WorkComp story, count your blessings. WorkComp can strike without warning. Did you apply for the #ProPublica Engagement Reporter gig? GOOGLE IT! ;D
“Assignment: Give us a few thoughts on how you would have gone about re-imagining and executing a project we did last year about the demolition of worker’s comp protections around the country. Again, how could we have connected to the people actually impacted by the story, and how could they have contributed to the project?”
Can’t we all just work together? Chat with your local neutral party mediators and structured settlement teams, and see just how many CASES YOU CAN RESOLVE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, WOULD YOU? Blog about saving lives in the process. Share with your colleagues how you did it! We all know all the stories of failures to protect Injured Workers.
Let’s write some new chapters! Watch the TedMed Talks from the DO NO HARM crowd at IdealMedicalCare.org for more insights.
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW; just do it! Even if you are not selected, your voice will be heard!
Coming up real soon here…. VIRTUAL TOUR OF FACEBOOK INJURED WORKER GHETTOS AND KAMPS…. Compare the conditions of WorkCompsters vs impoverished and desperately needing medical care Injured Workers as reported here:
Follow this blog to be sure you don’t miss it! (It was derailed after onslaught of May diatribes from industry mouth-pieces, attacking individuals and groups of Injured Workers (in apparent retaliation to the ProPublica 2015 report…Injured & Disabled Workers are easier targets for abuse and disparagement than fisticuffs with a behemoth investigative reporting empire like #ProPublica and #NPR, huh?
Bullying at it’s very lowest by those who profit most by the endless pain and suffering of injured and disabled people
What’s YOUR #WorkComp Story? Use these questions as a guideline in your own blog, or feel free to submit and resubmit your story, and know it will be rendered ANONYMOUS https://myworkcompcoach.com/whats-your-workcomp-story/ Fresh, more inclusive, questions coming up soon!
We have not had a chance to pretty up these questions but we’re working on it, along with some other ‘rebranding’ efforts that were also stalled while fending off national personal disparaging attacks (that also graciously included several links to my blogs, thanks to David DePaolo, RiP)
The #Sedgwick Institute kicked me out of their little LinkedIn group for presenting the linked questions back in May and for asking for their professional input. Pffffft.
A couple of Injured Workers with reading challenges submitted their stories then had a fit because their names were not to be used, a decision by consensus of all parties who have already submitted their stories. ANONYMITY PREVAILS
ANONYMOUS PRECEDES UNANIMOUS.
Same group of injured workers threatened “legal action” for my attempts to get stories safely out & into the #Workers Compensation National Discussion arena. I’m not easily threatened, as anybody watching these blogs will attest, or anybody who knows me. Right is right and wrong is wrong.
Workers Compensation is a dangerous institution, harming not only injured and defenseless workers, but taxpayers, too. See Congressional letter of October 2015, signed by 10 representatives.
So, if you have a story, let’s get’s the ball rolling again. We’ll also be reaching out to “The Defense” side….and their team players and get their opinions on how to save lives of Injured Workers without costing the industry ALL THEIR PROFITS.
Obviously, the counsel for Injured Workers is baffled and perplexed and befuddled about how to actually protect their clients, and the Top 22+ Industry Bloggers aren’t much help in that department, either.
Most Injured Workers are AFRAID TO SPEAK OUT. Others are so befuddled by Learned Helplessness, they honestly seem to think IF ONLY they got a new doctor, a new lawyer, a new prescription, then everything would be dandy…even if they have been believing it for 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 years of torture, abuse, and denials of medical care, YES, IN AMERICA!
‘Those who have the privilege to know have the DUTY to act.” – Einstein
‘Freedom’s just another word for nuthin left to lose.’ Janis Joplin