Worker`s Compensation/Qme report


How long after i receive qme report should i expect to hear from evaluation unit? It's been 4 weeks.

"The Evaluation Unit"?   I hope you meant the state Disability Evaluation Unit, the DEU.

I could be as long as 8 weeks.

Some DEU Raters are servicing 3 WCAB offices.

ALSO:   just because YOU received the report is no guarantee it was filed with the ridiculous array of cover sheets with the DEU.   If all the doctor's assistant did was mail one copy to the DEU, then it still isn't filed.

The Electronic Managments 'EAMS' has this silly bunch of sheets that must be perfect and in perfect order.   I don't think the clerks bother to return forms with mistakes or blanks, I think they just trash any filing that isn't what they consider perfect.

You may choose to take an excellent copy of the QME report to a meeting with the Information & ASsistance Officer -- the I&A Office -- and ask for help getting those forms finished to get the report filed with the DEU to make certain the Rater actually gets to see the report.

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Nancy Wallace


California injured workers employed by state and private agencies (NOT federal employees) regarding On-The-Job injuries, disability payments, and terminations from being injured on the job (work-related wrongful terminations).


20+ years in California Workers Compensation law practice in California. Certified Specialist, Workers' Compensation, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California

California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

Editor, Western State University College of Law newspaper

J.D., Western State University College of Law B.S., cum laude, Cal Poly Pomona

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Senior adjuster for one county sent me her husband when they needed caring representation. The injured Employment Development Dept. hearing representative -- who see all applicant's attorneys in the region -- hired me when she got hurt on the job. A Fire Department Chief in Orange County came all the way to San Bernardino for my representation.

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