Why Workers’ Compensation Is Especially Needed Now: Report from WCRI Conference

By | March 6, 2017

  • March 6, 2017 at 2:36 pm
    danny proctor says:
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    welfare ,when it came to be it was a stop gap measure to help the people in need to give them a helping hand to lift them up. It seems that the thrust of this article is to create a quazi health plan for injured workers. Employees injured on the job should have their medical bills paid and fairly compensated for time off work. beyond that I would hate to see workers compensation expanded outside the comp boundaries. should this occur it will be necessary for some carriers to stop writing comp and certainly we will see an in crease in rates.

  • March 6, 2017 at 3:19 pm
    Agent says:
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    Correct, the WC system should never be invaded by Health Insurance.

  • March 10, 2017 at 1:52 pm
    Dina Padilla says:
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    Since the 80’s, most injured workers and their dependents had to be forced to go on SSDI or in reality SSI(state run programs with a lot benefits) and the employers failed to pay after shoddy medical care and temporary disability for two years and now that timeline is a lot less. As soon as the injured workers applied to the SSA, all worker comp benefits were stopped by the insurer and with the insurer alerting SSA that the employer would be giving out x amount of benefits causing an offset but the employer did not give out any other worker comp benefits and the injured worker’s monthly benefits are far less. Medicare ends up paying for the employees injuries and illnesses caused by or on the job. These benefits from the SSA & Medicare also is derived out of the injured workers FICA wages. Exactly how much money out of the worker comp claim goes to defense attorneys & the medical-legal examiners to litigate to deny total disability WC benefits, where they earn more money than what is given to the injured employee? Insurance carriers need to be audited to find out the true costs of an insurance claim. And how much does the employer receive through rebates via dividends from insurance investments (money that hasn’t gone for he WC claim) which is then not returned to the employers worker compensation claims and how is that factored in the employers profits? Injured workers for decades have received little to nothing for their lifetime total disabilities from the employer and injuring workers should not be additional profit for the employer or insurer with the SSA/Medicare picking up the tab.

  • March 13, 2017 at 1:07 am
    Jana Allan says:
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    California Insurance Guarantee Association/ InterCare/ InterMed, StateFund (scif) Insurance Company, Governor Jerry Brown Senate Bill 863 are the biggest crocks, corrupt people you will ever run across in your entire life. “UR Doctors IMR Doctors Are Hired Guns For Insurance Companies” There are many more as well, I just don’t have 2 hours right now. I have so much evidence on how evil they really are it would make you sick.

    #1. The Firefighters in California that were injured so badly, and their injuries were even captured by the News Media on their Cameras. Then they were denied treatment from workers comp.
    NBC Investigative Producer/Reporter Elizabeth Wagner NBC Bay Area

    #2. I think people sound really look up “CAIW” Crimes Against Injured Workers, they are on Facebook. It will make you sick to see the way they are treating the injured workers that were caught in the Terrorist Attack in San Bernardino, this poor people are being treated worse than an animal. Matter of fact you see the advertisements on TV everyday to call if you see an animal being mistreated. It is bad when there is help for animals but not Injured Workers.

    #3. Also lookup Dr. Linda Peeno on YouTube, she testifies in front congress that “She Killed a MAN But Will Never Be Punished”. She said she had to stop being a IMR Doctor because its about denying I/W Rights and they die.
    “We have to help!!!!!! Help is needed beyond belief!!!!!!!!!”

    Please take a few minutes of your time to look these (Three) things up.

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