Officially organized on November 4, 2004 as Hawaii Injured Workers Association when over 50 concerned citizens of the state met, drafted and approved a charter. The now Hawai'i Injured Workers Association (HIWA) was formed on the example of parallel organizations across the U.S. and Canada. Like its many sister organizations, HIWA was formed to give voice to the many people and groups who feel they and the injured workers they support are being abused and victimized by a growing political agenda that has lost concern and compassion for the real victims of industrial injury, the workers.
Guest speakers included; physiatrist Linda J. Rowan, M.D., who discussed medical issues that occur in work comp cases, attorney Douglas Moore, Esq., who did a fantastic job of discussing legal issues related to work comp cases and a special mahalo to former KITV anchorman, journalist, and injured worker, Dick Allgire.
We'd like to thank all those that so selflessly donated time and funds to make this all possible. Mahalo Dr. Rowan, Doug Moore, Dick Allgire without whom this video would not be possible. Also, mahalo to Laurie Hamano and Anne Noto who both worked tirelessly to make this event a success. And mahalo to Norman Kaui at HawaiiBusinessOnline for helping to get the word out.