Comp Laude Nominee – Richard Boggan JD – WorkCompLiens.com

Today is Tuesday, September 15, 2015 –
 http://workcompliens.com/

COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS & GALA – NOMINEE CONFIRMATION

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Nominee type: person
First name: Richard
Last name: Boggan
Title: JD
Employer: WorkCompLiens.com
Phone: 3103281660
Email: richard@workcompliens.com
Category: Leadership Comp Laude

Years known: 1 year or less

Accomplishment 1:

Richard has a solid presence on LinkedIn, educating about Workers Compensation — liens and collections. He takes exceptionally complex ‘stuff’ and breaks it down so that those owed money in the Workers Compensation may see ways to collect without going bankrupt.

Accomplishment 2:

Richard’s efforts that most certainly help various vendors stay in business would appear to have positive consequences for Injured Workers as well, because when providers are not paid, they stop providing service, eventually. Kudo’s Richard.

Accomplishment 3:

Richard exposes, in a very politically correct form, some of the …. inconsistencies and challenges that providers face when attempting to stay in business in California. Nobody doubts that the insurance carriers are profitting in leaps and bounds as California’s working class is maimed and destroyed in the Profits Before Lives business models. Richard’s teachings and business model would seem to provide hope to not only providers, but to Injured Workers, despite legislated fraud and other legal chicanery. I have no idea how he gets his head around these complex issues, but he does so consistently, brilliantly, and for the most part non-adversarily.

Accomplishment 4:

Richard’s willingness to extend a hand of friendship and support to Injured Workers speaks volumes for his character and will to good! Bravo, Richard! Continued success to you! Help them get their money and maybe more injured workers in California will survive this lethal system. xoxoxxo

Why this nominee deserves a Comp Laude™ Award:

“Follow the Money” is a multi-faceted phrase. Richard does the deed with somewhat of a RobinHood finesse. Richard provides a service to WorkComp industry providers that will help them stay in business if they can ever collect monies due to them from the Insurance carriers ransacking California and the nation. When small businesses can stay in business, that usually translates to good employment opportunities for the working class. As Workers Disabled by the WorkComp carriers increase in numbers and employability of said workers diminishes with each year on the ‘rest and wait and wait and evaluate and wait s’more plans’… a ravaged business environment with the business and worker exodus from California serves no good outcomes. Richard makes the points of the need for providers to be paid…. it’s often referred to as integrity…. when people are paid for agreed upon fees for agreed upon services. Kudos Richard!

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ESSAY CONTEST INJURED WORKERS 2015
Injured Workers Essays Too?! https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/2015/08/23/workcomp-laude-nominate-now-essays-too-o-say-can-you-see/

#InjuredWorkersUniting  #SilentNoMore

“Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there!”

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW THANK YOU

Comp Laude Nominee – Don Risser – Licensed Acupuncturist – High Desert California

Today is Tuesday, September 15, 2015 –

COMP LAUDE™ AWARDS & GALA – NOMINEE CONFIRMATION

Thank you for taking the time to nominate someone for a Comp Laude™ Award!

Please review the information you have provided:

Nominee type: person
First name: Don
Last name: Risser
Title: Licensed Acupuncturist
Employer: Hi-Desert
Phone: 7602282644
Email: unknown
Category: Medical Comp Laude

Years known: 1-3 years

Accomplishment 1:

In a quiet zen-like office setting, Don Risser practices the ancient art of healing acupuncture. Treatments (self-procured primarily) since August 2013 have provided measurable improvements in vision processing, improvements in speech dysfluency, depression relief, headache relief, as well as negating the need for right shoulder rotator cuff tear, for which the primary treating doctor requested surgery in 2013, but as customary, medical care was denied. These accomplishments count for at least 4 accomplishment that the MDs were unable to come close to.

Accomplishment 2:

With a background in law, and a present in helping humanity one person at a time, Don’s practice seems to include a good number of private patients as well as Injured Workers, through various referral programs. In all cases, he simply applies the principles of this ancient art. With the above referenced right shoulder issue, one set of a small number of treatments was authorized for ‘only the right shoulder’ and rather than fight, Don, during those sessions, focused solely on the right shoulder. The benefits to other body parts could not be prevented. While it has been a slow process, along with some chiropractic in recent months (also self-procured) pain levels have been reduced to negligible and range of motion is as normal as can be expected, and movement is no longer guarded. What a cost savings to the insurance company….! Acupuncture works!

Accomplishment 3:

Don’s understanding of neurology and the brain are so important, and evidenced in the over all improved outlook, speech, motion, vision and more thanks to his expertise. The auditory processing issues have not been addressed directly, but in light of more legal chicanery with intent to cause further harm, future sessions may have to include auditory processing issues.

Accomplishment 4:

Don has been the only stable ‘provider’ since the date of injury, which was 1/9/12. I found him in the summer of 2013, a referral from local colleagues. The kindness, tenacity, understanding and encouragment from Don truly exemplify that adage to “Do No Harm”… in fact, Don spreads happiness, joy, hope, well being and to all with whom he comes in contact.

Why this nominee deserves a Comp Laude™ Award:

Don has been the only stable ‘provider’ since the date of injury, which was 1/9/12. I found him in the summer of 2013, a referral from local colleagues. The kindness, tenacity, understanding and encouragement from Don truly exemplify that adage to “Do No Harm”… in fact, Don spreads happiness, joy, hope, well being and to all with whom he comes in contact. In this rural area, with many abused Injured Workers, Don is a bright light in our lives, and we are all most grateful for his presence in the community and in our lives. Future medical needs have included a recommendation for ‘life time acupuncture’ and I’m grateful to know that Don’s expertise is here. What a gift! Thank you, Don!

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ESSAY CONTEST INJURED WORKERS 2015
Injured Workers Essays Too?! https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/2015/08/23/workcomp-laude-nominate-now-essays-too-o-say-can-you-see/

#InjuredWorkersUniting  #SilentNoMore

“Have a wonderful radioactive weekend and remember to Dodge the Rads, it’s dangerous out there!”

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW THANK YOU

#WorkComp Surveys…. Pros or Cons?

QUESTION: What’s up with the WorkComp “surveys”…Looks like “Big Money” is behind them. What do you think?  Maybe it’s a ‘good thing’?

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW. CARRY ON AND ON AND ON.

 Do your own research; Draw Your Own Conclusions!  Here’s more to get started…

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“Share Your Workers’ Comp Story”

http://www.propublica.org/article/the-demolition-of-workers-compensation

“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?”

Share Your Story

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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.”

Light research:

“This story was reported in partnership between NPR News Investigation’s Howard Berkes and Michael Grabell of ProPublica, an investigative journalism organization.”

 # # #

“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.”

  # # #

Well, I filled out both surveys, and will keep you posted if anybody gets in touch….or if it’s just a black-hole for collection and round up…

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#Anonymous Precedes Unanimous!

Here’s some Facebook humor, for what it’s worth:

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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

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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?

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DOL STORY

RTW  March 2015

Richard Krasner re WorkComp at a Crossroads  March 2015

Demolition of WorkComp  March 2015

WorkComp is NOT an Employee Benefite   HOW TO SURVIVE

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ITS WE US OR THEM

Watch it again, and tell your friends and neighbors. Defense Against the #Psychopath (Full length) –
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd6P1Ue2aGg

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 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!

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http://www.drjaudy.com/patient-testimonials/linda-a-testimonial/

 

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…

InjuredWorkersUnited SILENT NO MORE
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW….. CARRY ON!

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW…. MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH…..

EVERY DAY IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS FOR SURVIVORS!

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….

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You’re probably not going to LIKE THIS either… “SPECIOUS”… Seriously?

“You’re not going to like it — your future is specious at best.”

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  • FOLLOW DAVID and Friends ON LINKEDIN, TWITTER, AND EVEN FACEBOOK…..
  • Be ProActive…. Comment on their daily blogs….. some will even remind you of Richard Bach’s ILLUSIONS, ADVENTURES OF A RELUCTANT MESSIAH….  (Boomers will know!)

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December 2012: Orthopedic Surgeons designated repeatedly by WorkComp to treat Traumatic Brain Injuries? Work Comp repeatedly refused to designate a Physiatrist, Neuro-Psychologist, or Neurologist as PTP…. and work comp neurologists are not current on brains… and don’t even know that vision is with the brain, not the eyes; defense firm and work comp info and assistance officer struggle with the fact that the brain is a “body part” in the head region.  D’oh!

MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH

D’oh! http://www.drjaudy.com/patient-testimonials/linda-a-testimonial/

  • Linda Ayres

    Linda Ayres‘s comments on David’s post in Jon Gelman’s LinkedIn group; Read it all here:

    Jon, David and Peter…thank you for the work that you and your esteemed colleagues do. (We’ll leave out mention of the knuckleheads, for now!) Your left brain attention is most assuredly needed in this fight for lives.

    May I respectfully suggest that you create a national avenue of communication to ‘pick the brains’ of the Injured Workers most violated, harmed and prematurely dead as a consequence of the current system.

    What you don’t know, or what it’s politically incorrect to see, IS still killling us, in greater numbers.

    lisa and bart the whole damn system is wrong

    ASK YOUR QUESTIONS; WE’LL TELL YOU THE TRUTH BECAUSE IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

    I’ve been working since 1969….never before touched by this vile system of WorkComp until 2012…. Alrighty then:

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    It has nearly destroyed my life since a witnessed slip and fall of January 9, 2012 that resulted in a traumatic brain injury, while thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars were ‘spent’ on evaluations that resulted in little-to-none medically necessary treatment. The file still churns. I’ve spent more than $30,000, and lost more than that since I haven’t been able to return to work (despite valiant attempts at accommodations, trials, pleas!)  trying to stay alive and dodge these WorkCompsters….

    It’s time for change.   Any of you who believe the propaganda that InjuredWorkers are “on the dole”… TRY LIVING WITHOUT AN INCOME FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS…. BECAUSE THE STATE LET’S THE INSURANCE CARRIERS GET AWAY WITH  NOT ONLY FAILING TO PROVIDE MEDICALLY NECESSARY TREATMENTS, BUT ALSO WITH REFUSING TO PAY TTD, THEN GIVES THEM BIG BONUSES UPON NEGOTIATED RESTITUTION…. 

    Maybe David and pals can create a “WorkCompCentral – INJURED WORKERS FORUM”….  In the interim, do check out NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INJURED AND DISABLED WORKERS …. all over social media…  NAIDW.org

    I can assure each of you, I’m not the only one with an axe grind and a deeply felt wish for Doctor’s Trials to include complicit vendors, including lawyers.

    It was experience in the first 2.5 years post-injury that those who profit by worker injuries are afraid to speak to us….. as it causes severe cognitive dissonance for them.

    I, myself, have been subjected to some pretty vile verbal attacks by both attorneys, info and assistance officers, industry leased/owned doctors, and by long-term alleged injured workers, who act more like industry trolls than peers in a Fight for Freedom as Prisoners of WorkComp Wars.

    Meanwhile, #InjuredWorkers ARE Uniting…we know ‘where the bodies are’….and we have clues to “who dunnit”…

    Let me know if I can be of any assistance in creating more a communication flow between both sides…. after all, we’re Americans, right? HOME OF THE BRAVE….and WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW… till last gasps….

    Let’s keep track of industry peeps who are naughty and nice in 2015!  SUBMIT INFO FOR COMP LAUDE AWARDS – 2015!    Save the Date – December 5, 2015…… Maybe we’ll see YOU at an InjuredWorkers Table!

    PS:  David, can you offer a discount to Injured Workers?  Maybe if accompanied by a doctor, lawyer, or other provider? 😀  Can you make it virtual, for those who find travel too challenging?  Can you make it national this year?  International next year? Peeps in Canada, UK, Japan and elsewhere have some of the very same problems… oh…maybe because some of those Players are global in scope, some of the same crowd that Stole America’s homes?  Nawww, too coincidental, huh?

    Nominations for Comp Laude Categories

    PS I have another Court Hearing coming up for yet another evaluation…. defense firm apparently didn’t like any of the neuro-psych reports since 2012…. SHOP CHURN SHOP…. District Attorney’s office said the complaints had ‘some merit’… back in 2013…. still waiting for further word there, too.   Who pays for the Judge’s time?

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     WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW…. BE CREATIVE.  BE HUMAN.

#WorkComp in America: “Homo homini lupus est”

#InjuredWorkersUniting!

#WorkCompCentral #CompLaude Gala Awards #InjuredWorker category Nominee and Finalist with TBI…. Oh My! Huh?!

Life with TBI is so

WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.  SHARE YOUR STORY HERE TOO. (OR not!)

This blog, ASK ABOUT WORKERS COMP GRAVY TRAINS, is an example of what can happen when a corporation has a policy of …

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Don’t call 9-11, don’t drive a head-injured worker to a hospital or emergency room, have a good laugh at the fall in a sales meeting, encourage completing work shift then driving 20 miles down an icy-mountain road then 40 more miles of desert 2-lane road to get to “go to any doctor that takes work comp insurance” and provides an incomplete DWC-1 form (no insurance carrier info; then emails later with a list of providers that no longer accept work comp insurance and demands to cease seeing the doctor seen on date of injury; defense firm later insists said action is “proper service” of an alleged ‘MPN’), no-get-well-wishes, no follow up, erroneous info, reliance on EAP to facilitate first doctors (shifting burden to health insurance vs work comp carrier) (then adjuster has extensive phone conversation with EAP designated doctor regarding severity of injuries and shortly thereafter terminates benefits, stiffing said doctor for 4 appointment payments also),  no intervention to help an injured worker for nearly 3 years, no participation in FEHA interactive process, no apparent return to work program–with or without ADA accommodations, “the silent treatment” if pro-active nearly destitute injured worker is the only attendee at a corporate public JOB FAIR in an attempt to facilitate “RTW,”

Further policies appear to include introduction of injured worker to the State Welfare Systems and the generosity of charitable organizations such as THE SALVATION ARMY because of failures to provide medically necessary treatment for ‘going on 3 years’ and refusing to pay disability benefits, causing loss of professional credentials and complicating work injuries because of failures to provide immediate, reasonable and necessary medical care and shifting all burdens of the WorkComp policy benefits to others….

Defense firm attempted to coerce first year premature Settlement, without repeatedly requested brain injury evaluations and treatments,  for $100k less attorney fees, that required full release of all liability, it required resignation from job, forfeiture of any/all State disability/Medicare benefits for “3 years” with callous disregard for life itself.  File appears to have been churned churned churned repeatedly.  Injured worker is out of pocket nearly $30,000, for self-procuring physician requested treatments and evaluations that the insurance carrier or and defense firm denied repeatedly until the new law, when the buck could be further passed on ‘non-recommendations’ for treatment by non-brain injury experts.

District Attorney indicated the complaints “have merit”….but that was quite a while ago.  EEOC asked why the brain-injured worker waited so long to complain.  One lawyer, after repeated attempts to find competent legal representation, after file review, concluded with the question, “So why did you wait more than 2 years for medical care for a brain injury?”  D’oh!

IF THAT’S WORK COMP, WE, THE INJURED WORKERS SAY…. NO THANKS TO THOSE WHO PLACE “PROFITS BEFORE LIVES”

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Earlier in 2014, the State Adult Protective Services intervened in response to complaints of financial terrorism compounding the failures to provide medical treatment for, at that time, over two years.

Ask About Brain Injuries and “Perseveration” of pen, words, thoughts and neuro-misfirings; for those in #WorkComp who do not know, the “brain” is a body part located in the head region.  A witnessed slip and fall “backwards” on ice only has the “skull” to break the fall; see illustration:

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“Homo homini lupus est”

WILLING TO LEARN

What a GALA they have planned! #WorkCompCentral!  See the Video Here: https://ww3.workcompcentral.com/

We applaud David DePaolo and his Colleagues, Staff and Organization for Initiation and Continuation of the CompLaude Awards Gala!   That’s pretty gutsy, and the impact must be far reaching!  Thank you for the privilege of being considered in the InjuredWorker category, and if we can be of any assistance to make it a National, then an International Search for Nominations in the future, let us know.

#InjuredWorkersUniting…… WE’LL KEEP BETTER TRACK OF THE GOOD GUYS & GALS IN THE FUTURE, and become some of the Top Contributors to the Nominations Processes.

Like sages of old used to say, ‘FIND THOSE WORKING TO MAKE IT A KINDER, GENTLER NATION AND STRENGTHEN THEIR HANDS’

COMP LAUDE AWARDS

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Nominations for Comp Laude Categories

WE’LL DO MORE LATER.  THERE WERE SOME TIME WASTING DISTRACTIONS AND HEATED ALLEGATIONS FOR AN INJURED WORKER TO CONSIDER PARTICIPATION IN AN “INDUSTRY” EVENT SUCH AS #CompLaude nominations and nominees FROM A SMALL GROUP OF ANGRY INJURED WORKERS –CONCERNED ABOUT THE UNCONSTITUTIONALITY OF WORKCOMP AND MORE—WHEN ASKED TO SHARE THEIR STORIES FOR A NEW INJURED WORKER BLOG THAT WAS INTENDED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THIS EVENT. OH WELL.   THEY BLEW IT AGAIN!  CARPE DIEM, Y’ALL.

THE SOCIAL MEDIA ATTACKS APPEARED TO BE FROM AGENT PROVACTEURS ATTEMPTING TO DERAIL ALL EFFORTS TO FIND THOSE HELPING –NOT HURTING– and thereby possibly extending lives IN THE WORK COMP USA PROCESSES.

YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.  SO DO WE.  “SMFH.  TTFN”

WILLING TO LEARN

  1. Remember about PIMM patsies. Forget about BS of “establishing trust”. The first thing PIMM destroys is trust and you need to be aware that he tries to entice your weaker colleagues to spy on you. In such environment a weaker personalities often adopts the role of patsy as a self-protection mechanism and might even comply and even try to provoke you to “frank talk” that will be reported to PIMM. The environment PIMM creates is characterized by old Latin quote “Homo homini lupus est” ( Man is a wolf to his fellow-man.) They build up a power base and because they are paranoid, they turn all subordinates into paranoia wrecks: everyone becomes afraid of everyone else and the work culture begins to reflect the personality of the leader. Team soon became resemble a pack of frightened dogs.   See more here: http://www.softpanorama.org/Social/Toxic_managers/Communication/rules_of_verbal_self_defense.shtml
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For Anybody Interested in Some Facts About

Acquired/Traumatic Brain Injuries:

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    by The You Look Great Project Byler; 6 videos; 894 views; 55 minutes. Parts One through Six. ‘”You Look Great!” Inside a Traumatic Brain Injury’, tells the story of  …

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    In October 2014, I enrolled in the Coastline ABI program.  Without TTD benefits and LTD benefits, the way to continue participation in this one-to-two year program remains an unsolved mystery.  A “Go-Fund-Me” fundraising event within the Timeshare and TBI world may be necessary if Wyndham and it’s agents continue to shirk legal and moral responsiblities.
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    COASTLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY PROGRAM

    Acquired Brain Injury

    Imagine your skill set is some sort of elaborate Lego structure you use daily. Suddenly, something completely unforeseen happens and your structure crumbles. Some pieces have even gone missing. But you need the structure in order to function in your everyday life. So, you start to rebuild… (read more : view the blog archive)

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    What Is the ABI Program?

    Coastline’s ABI Program is a demanding one-year educational program designed to provide structured cognitive retraining for adults who have sustained a brain injury due to traumatic (such as a motor vehicle accident or fall) or non-traumatic (such as a non-age-related stroke, brain tumor or infection) injuries.

    Each year, according to the Brain Injury Association, more than 700,000 Americans sustain brain damage from traumatic head injuries alone. Most are between the ages of 15 and 30 – young, active, involved individuals, suddenly and unexpectedly disabled.

    In many cases, impaired attention and concentration, memory disturbances, language disabilities, and/or loss of reasoning skills prevent these individuals from resuming even minimal pre-accident activities. Awareness of limitations and shattered career and personal goals lead to frustration and depression, further contributing to the individual’s unemployment, isolation and alienation from friends, family and community.

    Coastline’s ABI Program has developed a unique curriculum to address these special needs. The ABI Program emphasizes cognitive retraining, socialization, and career development to promote individual responsibility and independence. Students in the program learn strategies to compensate for deficits in:

    • Verbal skills
    • Memory
    • Figural skills
    • Critical thinking
    • Attention
    • Organization

    With a strong focus on emotional adjustment to brain injury and appropriate psycho-social skills, the program teaches students to apply these skills to practical, real-life home and work environments.

    Coastline’s ABI Program also offers the following program support services:

    • Neuroeducational Assessment
    • Counseling for students and their families
    • “Future Planning Development” (whether for employment, training, or volunteering).

    Classes meet Monday through Thursday, four hours per day. The school year includes two 16-week semesters and a five week summer session.
    Classes are held at Coastline’s Newport Beach Center, 1515 Monrovia, Newport Beach, CA 92663.

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    How a Company Does One Thing, Is How They Do Everything?

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    And if you are the Offending Defense Firm or any of the questionable WorkComp Providers in this case that have also contributed to the harm and further injury of other #InjuredWorkers, please and thank you, consider some restitution via contributions to COASTLINE ABI FOUNDATION.
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    If my case ever settles, I will ask the Judge to ensure that the 4 law firms who took on my case [#1-30 days, #2-9 months, #3-90 days, #4-45 days (duration times are approximate)]….clearly without any knowledge of handling a Brain Injury Case, did cause further egregious harm and any with liens should be provided with an equal share of 15% of the NOTHING THEY PRODUCED.  Sanctions would be appropriate, but not likely.
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    The Judge, with Structured Settlement recommendations, will also be asked to designate the actual “15% legal fees’ to be given to the Coastline ABI Foundation, in lump sum or settlement arrangement.
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    The Judge will also be asked that the insurance carrier, that was awarded approximately $16,000 by the State of California in 2014, EDD department, for REFUSAL TO PAY TTD to injured worker in 2012/2013 DONATES A LIKE OR GREATER AMOUNT FROM CORPORATE PROFITS TO COASTLINE ABI.
    Very interesting book keeping practices of all parties.  Wyndham remains silent.
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    Investigations into the practice of using injured worker or State Taxpayer funds to reward insurance companies for breach of fiduciary responsibilities and breach of Labor Codes surely deserves further investigations, even though it appears to be another ‘pattern of practice’ known by all, harming only the injured workers it impacts.
    To the Insurance Company Dude who asked, among other things, “…when ARE you going to die?” in a discussion of refusals to provide medically necessary treatment for nearly 3 years, all I can say is, “Not yet, Dude, not just yet.”
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Open Letter to #WorkComp Investigative Journalists—both sides of the Law

What are THREE QUESTIONS you would ask of injured workers to help you help save their lives?  
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Are there any resources YOU would encourage to be included in a directory for the WorkComp Communities…InjuredWorkers, Doctors, Lawyers, Chiefs etc.  https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/about/
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TriageNow, a WorkComp phone nurse group was recently stumbled upon and we suggested they contact Wyndham since Wyndham’s staff are clueless on how to handle a worker injury.  They are following on Twitter now. https://twitter.com/LindaAyres311
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LinkedIn is proving to be a great place for outreach, and I keep making it to the top of the Wyndham stats. https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindaayres311  Maybe for YOUR level of investigative reporting, you can work in an interview with some Wyndham key executives?
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Their top peeps are in New Jersey http://www.wyndhamworldwide.com/about-wyndham-worldwide/our-leadership  You or one of your colleagues could approach them with an angle that perhaps you can help solve their future work comp dilemmas and the bad will that will no doubt build.
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Could I pretty please ask your opinion on some questions to ask of other injured workers?  What is it that YOU believe is needed to reach professionals in the work comp community, who are not party to the atrocities that are happening everyday, everywhere? Do you have a list of standard questions?
If you can’t, no worries, We’ll take another route, and thank you again for your consideration.
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We will ask some of my friends and injured worker pals for their stories, and we will render them anonymous, so that they can be shared and explored without emotions. (see email thread below)
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We (me and a few Injured Friends and Warriors) hope to have a new website up and running before the WorkComp Laude Awards Gala, and we would like to have a questionnaire Survey available to facilitate further communications.

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Will YOU participate?

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One particular e-group of ‘radical’ and “outspoken” and “knowledgeable” injured workers deals with the unconstitutionality of WorkComp in California, and a variety of other whinings about the government collusion with the insurance company bad guys.  Kaiser, State, Sedgwick, CNA…a bunch of big names involved.  All have had poor experiences with InjuredWorker legal representation, much like my challenge with incompetent counsels.
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As we know, that saves no lives, and merely adds to profit margins for the few.  Many have been fighting in the system for 10-20 years.  Yikes, that’s unfathomable to me.  The moment I saw the real deal and got more of marbles back, the faster I wanted out.  Looks like that won’t be happening, so I will kick and scream and expose to expunge, till death do us part.
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When I told that particular e-group about the Comp Laude nomination as an Injured Worker, omg, the dirt started flinging, calling me an ‘industry hack’ and worse… Sadly, many have been in the “system” for 10-20+ years, and some seem to be casualties of the opiate drug wars conducted by work comp as well.
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I had tried to have coffee with one (having had a lengthy phone conversation in the summer listening to the work comp sad tale, unable to get in a word edgewise).  I was going to see about extending an invitation to the 12/6/14 Gala, and omg, all hell broke lose….I won’t be in touch with them anymore, jeeeze! It was like dealing with defense counsels or I & A agents. Learned Helplessness, Institutionalization and being a “Victim” is apparently a real consequence of ‘doing time’ in WorkComp in America.
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There are many injured workers groups on social media, quietly fighting for their lives.  Some not even telling their friends and neighbors of the horrors of fighting for basic medical care and basic temporary disability benefits or “incapacitation” benefits.  There is no reason to put up with suspected agents of disinformation; we injured workers have our hands full dealing with defense counsels, insurance companies, their owned doctors etc. and work comp judiciaries etc.
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WE DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT, AS INJURED AND ABUSED WORKERS OF AMERICA OR ANYWHERE ON THIS PLANET.
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[They even accused me of not having a brain injury at all…. and made me wonder who THEY worked for…..I didn’t even read half of their emails…D’oh…. Talk about mean-spiritedness!   If I didn’t have a brain injury, there is no way I would be in this mess, imho.]
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DePaolo’s blogs are excellent, but the ‘fraud factors’ seem real hard to grasp, from an insider perspective.  It’s crystal clear as a “victim of WorkComp”…. I haven’t counted how many doctors have applauded my big mouth and said, “Somebody’s got to do it” as they eliminate injured workers from their portfolios.
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I changed my Orthopedic regular 45 day visit from December 5 so that I can be rested for the December 6th experience.  The doctor’s office was THRILLED to hear that I was nominated as a finalist for the CompLaude Awards.  She said, “Tell how how bad things are.  They need to hear someone.  Your case should have been gone a long time ago!”…. and she knows how hard they have fought to try to get me to a brain injury specialist.  They couldn’t even get me to a neurologist.  D’oh.
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I thanked her and giggled and said, “I’m a finalist, but politically speaking, I don’t think they can dare to let me win.”….. But it is still an honor and opportunity, which I take seriously.
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Here’s the response I sent to that private injured worker e-group, in response to their hope that Ralph Nader will save them.  D’oh.   [They called it self-serving, so, it’s sort of a no-win situation dealing with hammered, drugged and chemically poisoned Prisoners of WorkComp….whew ]  Anyhow,
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If any of it strikes a chord and you want to share your thoughts informally to give it more structure, and more reach to your peeps, please send me an email or leave me a voice mail.  (and no, I won’t plaster your email all over the internet as I was morally required to do with the CNA question, “….Tell me, Linda, when ARE you going to die?”  
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I think CNA bought Wyndham some more legal challenges with that one…. seems to violate some EEOC Civil Rights laws that the Courts seem to be holding employers liable for bad deeds of their vendors.  I”m investigating further.)  ;D
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“We ARE the media now” …..working like Antz, telling our friends and neighbors about #WorkComp atrocities.

(If you forward my comments to your friends, please be respectful of others in the thread and copy and paste to a new email for their privacy)

Did any of you have a chance to see my piece in this blog and listen to the 3 minute audio of the dude from CNA insurance asking, among other things, “So, tell me Linda, when ARE you going to die?”. Yes, its recorded and all over social media.

See more here: http://lucyoccupy.com/

That conversation might be a civil suit for which my employer, WyndhamWorldwide, may be held culpable as well.

My whole story is in the blog, Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains.http://askaboutworkerscompgavytrains.com/ see the blogs and then see the Resource page and the list of posts page.

Each of you are welcomed and encouraged to follow these blogs for updates.

I reached out to one of you recently to meet for coffee and I got a polite “can’t”… It wasn’t a social call.

Are you kidding me??! If y’all can’t bother to explore new opportunities, you’ll die whining.

Somebody else in this group said my posts may be pretty but they are useless. Fine. Block me.

WE are the Media Now. Ain’t nobody gonna help us, so we need to find new strategies.

WorkComp activism can be quite like “anti-nuke” activism……heavily infiltrated and hell bent on keeping people running in square circles, diefying paid mouth-pieces.

Re-read the common wisdom of “the 25 rules of disinformation” and the 8 traits of disinformationists”

Let me know if you get any insights or can share them with your friends and lawyers.

Stay tuned. More coming up, including but not limited to a new website.

If you are interested, send me a 500-700 words general summary of your story….date of injury, extent of injuries, all diagnosis, treatment, complications, pay, ever return to work, on social security, represented now? How many attorneys, prospects for the future. Your age at injury, and age now?
Gender? Overall health today? Better or worse?

Working? What needs to happen for return to work, if an option.

We want at least ten stories to start with. Include employer name and insurer, if you care to. First rounds may be more general and nation and ANONYMOUS.

Write a conclusion to finish this statement:

“The worst thing is ________________________.””What helped me most was:____________________________________””What I want now is:_____________________________________.””The non-psychopaths of the WorkComp industry can best help me, and other injured workers like me, if they will _____________________________.”If I had an open mic and 2 minutes I would say _____________________________________ to (whom/what) ___________________”

Any groups you would recommend? Include their social media links: ________________________________________________

I usually use this hashtag in my posts:
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#InjuredWorkersUniting
#SilentNoMore

If you are on social media, include those links too, if you choose to. If we are all following one another, any trolls will flloat to the top.

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Google Circles
Others?

Favorite/most responsive sympathetic Journalist!? Provide email address and website:
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Favorite industry blog(s): ______________________________________________________ (provide links)

If you want to participate, pleases send me your “story” so I can copy and paste by next Sunday.

Forward this to any of your pals, friends or enemies of injured worker, or direct them to the blog for a polished version soon, Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains  https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/

We are all in this together.

Have a Power-filled Day!

Best wishes,
Linda Ayres and Friends

WynLinda@gmail.com

 “Do Not Walk Quietly in this Open Air Auschwitz”
“Ask About Fukushima Now”
“Tell Your Friends and Neighbors; Your Governments Already Know”
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