I'm a patient going through the workers’ comp system and formerly a practicing attorney. I read your insightful article on the QME process. It was well-written and took a load off my mind to face the hard realities of the system and the truth -Genevieve
Covina, Ca (PRWEB) January 31, 2012
California's workers’ compensation laws went through major reforms in 2004 with the aim of cutting costs. The result is a bureaucratic maze of endless regulations, confusing and conflicting rulings, red tape, delays and frustration for the participants, whether injured workers, employers, doctors, insurers or lawyers. getMedLegal.com Online Magazine arose in the aftermath of this monumental and sweeping change with the goal of providing practical guidance to lawyers, the medical community, insurers, injured workers and other workers’ compensation professionals. More than 100 articles include how-to articles, practice tips, interviews with lawyers, doctors, therapists, vocational expert witnesses as well as a ‘War Stories’ section for curious cases and “Computer Corner” for office efficiency.
How-to articles include “Managing the Big Case,” ‘Structuring a Settlement” and dealing with apportionment and pain. Computer Corner articles highlight the latest techniques and applications to stay organized and cut wasted hours. Articles include ‘Using Your Smart Phone in the Paperless Office’ and ‘Baby Stepping Your Way Toward the Paperless Office.’ The Doctor’s Office interviews cover topics such as Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Pain Management, Psychiatry and other specialties. A series of editorials, “WC Disabled: What Went Wrong on the Road to Reform? highlighted how changes in the law created bureaucracy and inferior forensic reporting and treatment and proposed solutions.
Although the articles focus on California Workers’ Compensation, there are overlapping issues for every injured worker and WC professional in the US.
getMedLegal.com Magazine is an independent online publishing division of getMedLegal.com, an online portal with tools and links for workers’ compensation professionals. The publisher is Med-Legal, Inc. a well-respected legal and document company located in Covina, California. For more information contact: Marjory Harris, Tel: (888) 858-9882, MHarrisLaw(at)verizon(dot)net