Qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) are qualified physicians who are certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation – Medical Unit to examine injured workers to evaluate disability and write medical-legal reports. The reports are used to determine an injured worker’s eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. QMEs include medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, doctors of chiropractic, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, psychologists, and acupuncturists.
As attorneys with years of Workman’s Comp experience, we highly recommend speaking to a professional before selecting your QME. Some QME’s might be known for favoring employees or employers, and someone with experience can help you determine who to select.
If you aren’t sure how to select your medical examiner, we can help. Get in touch with us to learn more about how to get the benefits you deserve.