Category Archives: QME

CALIFORNIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION QUALIFIED MEDICAL EVALUATORS: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

As explained by the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), QMEs are licensed doctors who have been trained and certified by the state’s DWC. When there are questions regarding the nature and severity of an employee’s injury, a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) may be brought in to bring additional clarity and help resolve the issue. […]

A TIP TO AVOID FURTHER DELAYS DURING PANEL SPECIALTY DISPUTES

With today’s online Panel Qualified Medical Evaluator request system, it is often a race to be the party to designate the panel specialty.  All too often the fate of a case hinges on the click of a submittal button. Despite defendants’ best efforts, there are times where applicant’s counsel is able to secure the specialty […]

COVID-19 AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION: AN OVERVIEW OF CALIFORNIA’S PROPOSED EMERGENCY TELEMEDICINE REGULATIONS

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is affecting communities across the country. In order to slow the transmission of the respiratory disease, the California Department of Public Health recommends social distancing. Public officials instructed everyone in the state to stay home except for essential needs. In an effort to facilitate social distancing, the Division of Workers’ Compensation […]