These companies and organizations recognize the impact NAIDW has on families, communities, and the healthcare system. Their support provides the NAIDW Association with an opportunity to increase awareness of injured & disabled workers and to raise much needed funds to further our mission.
NAIDW recognizes the importance of working with the right businesses and professionals to maximize our efforts in promoting information, resources, and advocacy for injured & disabled workers and their families.
Our sponsors and advertisers come along side the Association informally and formally to advance the mission of the Association and make a difference in the lives of the men, women, and families in our communities. Although the word "sponsor" is used often we believe they are much more then that! We like to think of them as "partners" who help us advance our mission!
Uniting together under the idea of achieving a common goal is an underlying value within the injured & disabled workers community and one that leads to true change and progress. People with disabilities, injured workers, advocates, friends, family, organizations, businesses, and more must work together in order to realize access and equality for all injured & disabled workers and their families. NAIDW works every day with all members of the community to achieve this goal. Some of the Partners we work with are listed below...
NOTE: No goods or services should be provided in exchange of these sponsorships and contributions!
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View, CA 94043,
The Advocator Group 101 Edgewater Drive, Suite 260,
Wakefield, MA 01880,
The Abilities Expo,
2601 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 200,
Santa Monica, CA 90405,
(310) 450-8831; x130,
425 K Street N.W., Suite 350,
Washington DC 20005, USA,
NW Neurosurgical Assoc.,
7447 W Talcott Ave, Suite 340,
Chicago, IL 60631, (773) 594-0200.
O'Connor & Nakos Ltd.,
120 North LaSalle Street, 35th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60602,
Comprehensive Pain Management Group, 9000 Waukegan Road, Suite 130,
Morton Grove, IL 60053,
Horwitz, Horwitz & Assoc.,
25 E. Washington Street, STE 900,
Chicago, IL 60622,
Insler & Hermann, LLP,
560 White Plains Rd Ste. 630,
Tarrytown, NY 10591,
Perakis, Resis, Woods,
1701 E. Woodfield Rd, Ste 1000,
Schaumburg, IL 60173,
Rehm, Bennett & Moore,
3701 Union Drive Ste. 200,
The Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trades MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving WILG -Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Cement Masons Local 502
By Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo
The Social Security disability system began in 1957 as a way to help people too sick to work. By 2009 more than 9.6 million Americans were counted as disabled. Rates of disability in rural America are 80 percent higher than in the cities.
More than one out of four working age adults (15 to 64) in Buchanan County, Virginia, was receiving disability payments from Social Security in 2009.
Originally posted on The Advocator Blog
"Fact: Every second, a worker in the U.S. becomes disabled. Then what?"
That is the question that Jon Arbay, Executive Director and founder of the National Association for Injured and Disabled Workers (NAIDW), found himself faced with after he suffered a disability that halted his career indefinitely.
Federal Fraud: Whistle Blower Hotline!
Report Medicare Fraud:
Please use this link to report any fraud. You may or may not remain anonymous depending upon your state laws. You may also need to testify.
Keep in mind that the image of workers submitting fraudulent claims is, for the most part, false! Studies show that only 1 to 2 percent of workers' compensation claims are fraudulant. However, there are still people out there that are abusing the system.
Insurance companies have shaped this stigma through decades of similar claims. Remember, fraud is not commited by workers only. You can also report your insurance company, employer, and any doctors or treatment centers with inflated claims. - http://www.stopmedicarefraud.gov/
Choose Your State
Thank you for giving injured & disabled workers and their families with serious medical and financial conditions the opportunity to reclaim their lives. Your gift helps us bring these life-changing programs to injured & disabled and their families who need it most.
Donate NOW and help those who suffer from injury, illness, pain, disability and death. With your support we can HELP improve the lives of injured & disabled workers and their families.
Your commitment makes it possible for our unlimited resources, support, guidance, and grants to help those among us who are in need right now. On behalf of all of our members, sponsors, friends and families, thank you for your support!
NAIDW depends 100% on public and private donations. We currently receive no local, state, or federal funds, and over 90% of unrestricted donations go to program services. Always, 100% of designated gifts are used as directed.
NOTE: No goods or services should be provided in exchange of these contributions!
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Make your check payable to "NAIDW" and mail to: NAIDW P.O. Box 66 Fox Lake, IL 60020 Please make sure to write your phone number and email address on all checks. Also please include your business card or company letterhead with logo!
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Call Toll-Free at 888.788.NAIDW (6243) to make a gift by phone. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Once again, Thank you for your generous contribution.
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NAIDW deeply relies upon In-Kind Contributions. This includes all types of outlets such as: Media Coverage, Advertising, Business Related Services, etc. Please contact us if you would like to donate your services. 888.788.NAIDW(6243)
If you are interested in donating: Cars, Boats, Campers/RV's, Land, Private Trusts, Securitys, Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuitys, etc. Please contact us directly so that we may assist you with this process. 888.788.NAIDW(6243)
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Welcome Members and Visitors:
The National Association of Injured & Disabled Workers NAIDW® is a nationally recognized 501 (c) (3) nonprofit charitable foundation that advocates on behalf of injured & disabled workers and their families.
NAIDW's purpose is to provide FREE unlimited resources, support, guidance and short-term financial assistance to injured & disabled workers and their families that suffer from the result of an injury, illness, chronic pain, disability and death. Best of all, an NAIDW® membership is absolutely free for all injured & disabled workers and their families. 100% of all donation funds are put directly to work for those who need it most.
Since 2009, NAIDW.org has been the official workers' rights & disability benefits website for all workers. We are proud to have served millions of workers and their families in their time of need, providing them with easy, online access to information and eligibility criteria for local, State and Federal benefit and assistance programs.
Our mission remains the same as it was when we began: reduce the time and difficulty of injured & disabled workers and their families searching for resources while increasing access to support and benefit information.
The site’s core function is the community support groups and forums, a tool that allows workers to interact with other injured & disabled workers as well as service providers, and industry professionals who are also dedicated to our cause.
Did you know that, every second, a worker is injured in the United States—a country where most families live paycheck to paycheck? In fact, 50% of all home foreclosures occur as a result of income loss after disability. Yet, Workers' Compensation benefits only pay 66% of your lost income, which might not be so bad if you are one of the lucky ones who's claim is not being disputed and denied! And if that wasen't bad enough, social security disability benefits only pay about 33% of your lost income. And as if that weren’t hard enough, these vital benefits are denied to injured & disabled workers over 60% of the time.
The raw statistics are always startling, In 2009, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,340 workers were killed on the job—an average of 12 workers every day—and an estimated 50,000 died from occupational diseases. More than 4.1 million work-related injuries and illnesses were reported, but this number understates the problem. The true toll of job injuries is two to three times greater—about 8 million to 12 million job injuries and illnesses each year.
And the cost in dollars alone?
The cost of job injuries and illnesses is enormous—estimated at $159 billion to $318 billion a year for direct and indirect costs of disabling injuries.
Chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million American adults and costs the nation up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity.
|- Source: IOM - It is estimated that 20 MILLION AMERICANSare stricken by Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders. Worldwide the estimates can be staggering. Recently a demographics expert suggested that between 23-28 million individuals are now suffering with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME worldwide.
- Source: P.A.N.D.O.R.A.
What’s more is that injury, illness, pain and disability doesn’t just affect income; it damages relationships within families and drains the joy from our lives. The physical and emotional effects of this stress and isolation lead to depression and mental illness. With no way to earn a living, and no support for our cause, how are we expected to survive?
The world looks down on people who have been injured or disabled, assuming that we are lazy, or taking advantage of the system. Insurance companies have shaped this stigma through decades of similar claims. As a result, injured or disabled people feel completely alone.
Join NAIDW and start the process of recovery. We know what you’re going through and what you need to pull through, because we are injured & disabled workers ourselves. Get the help and information you need to put the pieces of your life back together. Through the community of vital support and resources, you can take a step toward change.
Benefits of Free Membership:
The NAIDW Directory
Our professional directory offers quick access to service providers who are dedicated to helping injured & disabled workers and their families. And many providers offer discounted services up to 20% for NAIDW members.
The NAIDW National Discount Drug Card
NAIDW's National Drug Card, was created to help people with little or no prescription drug insurance to save money on their prescription drugs. This includes, but is not limited to, injured & disabled workers and their families, veterans, senior citizens, on fixed incomes and Medicare; self-employed business-people who have to pay their own medical costs; families; college students; and those who have recently lost their jobs and benefits and may be struggling financially.
Additionally, many people who have prescription benefits use our card to receive discounts on drugs not covered by their prescription plan (e.g. dermatology, elective procedures, weight loss, anti-smoking, and hormone therapy drugs).
Our Free Discount Prescription Card can save 10% - 85% on all FDA approved brand-name and generic drugs. The card can be used at over 58.000 pharmacies nationwide including:
CVS, WALGREENS, RITE-AID, WAL-MART, TARGET, KROGER, K-MART, PUBLIX, SAFEWAY, COSTCO, SAMS and many more including local independent pharmacies and regional chains.
NAIDW is proud to provide our FREE prescription drug card to millions of people across the country to help them reduce their healthcare costs. We hope this money savings card will benefit you, your family and friends.
If you are a injured or disabled worker or a family member, you know how difficult it is to find the help you need. The lack of resources and support can turn your life into a shell of what it once was. But you don’t have to fight this alone. We connect people who have experienced a injury, illness, pain, disability and death first hand. We understand what you’re going through: the frustration, fear, and hopelessness. But here, you will unite with a community of peers and professionals who have joined together to fight back. “
We believe our ideas can change the world, and we want to let other people know how they can join in and make all of our lives better.” – Jon A. Arbay, Executive Director & Founder of NAIDW®
Jon A. Arbay
Volunteer Executive Director
"No Workers' Left Behind"®