If you've been injured in the workplace or are looking for help filing workers comp, we at Premier Wellness Chiropractic in Pasadena, CA, want to help you find the right treatment and care. That's why we offer services from a QME, or qualified medical examiner, that can help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Read on below to see how our chiropractor can help you in your case toward recovery and workers comp benefits.
What Is a QME?
A qualified medical examiner, or QME, is a medical examiner who is qualified write a report on the employee’s injuries that can be used in a workers compensation case. They are often used to determine the extent of an injured worker's injuries and whether or not they are eligible for workers compensation benefits.
It's important to remember that our QME has a trained eye for treatment and can provide care as well. Our chiropractor can both document and develop a treatment plan to help you recover from your workplace injury.
What Is Workers Compensation?
Workers compensation is a system of insurance that provides benefits to employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their job. Benefits can include the covering of medical expenses, providing income replacement, and potential death benefits if the worst should happen.
How Can a QME Help Me?
Unfortunately, not all insurance companies or employers are willing to provide the full extent of benefits that an injured worker deserves. In these cases, a QME can help by conducting an examination and writing a report detailing the injuries sustained and their expected recovery time. This report can then be used as evidence in court to help the injured worker receive the maximum compensation possible.
Some things a QME might document in their report include:
- The extent of the injury
- The expected recovery time
- What treatment is necessary for recovery
These documented findings will be used by the injured worker's attorney to negotiate with the insurance company or employer for a fair settlement.
Find Help for Your Compensation at Premier Wellness Chiropractic
If you've been injured at work, don't wait to get help. The longer you wait to seek the help of a QME, the higher the chances might become that your employer or insurance company will try to lowball you on your benefits. Call our office at (626) 797-5800 to schedule a consultation with our QME. We'll help you get the compensation you need so you can focus on what's important: your recovery. We at Premier Wellness Chiropractic in Pasadena, CA, are here to help.