The DWC has now unveiled an online QME training module. Compressing training into a one hour online course is not an easy thing, but the course (see link to it at the bottom of this post) does hit many of the QME basics and high points, with links to various statutes and regulations. The pool

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How can a worker access medical treatment where the workers’ comp claim is denied? The answer is unsatisfying, but the truth is……it depends. It’s a situation that applicant attorneys often encounter. A worker is sitting in the lawyer’s office wanting advice about options. Usually the discussion revolves around getting interim treatment while the parties await a

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Are California peace officers covered for injuries incurred while responding to crimes or assisting victims while they are off duty and out of state? That is now a big issue in light of the mass injuries in Las Vegas. According to news reports, there may have been over 200 California police officers attending the Route 91

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A lot of the WCAB panel decisions that come along seem like small-ball stuff. But every once in a while there are big-deal issues. So it is with a July 10, 2017 WCAB panel decision, Kyle Pike v. County of San Diego (ADJ 7811907) (see text of the case at the end of this post).

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 CHSWC will be receiving an October 2017 report on the workers’ comp QME system. The report, to be delivered to the commission at its October 19 meeting in Oakland, is authored by Frank Neuhauser of UC Berkeley and has been posted online on the CHSWC. The CHSWC site notes that the report (see link to

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