Who wins in workers' comp - the PTP versus the QME

This video reviews what judges may look for when the PTP and the QME disagree. If you are an injured worker with a California injury, and don’t have an attorney, this video is intended to help provide an overview of workers’ compensation topics so you can better represent yourself.

At the end of your workers' comp case, it's not uncommon that your PTP and the QME have differing opinions as to whole person impairment or anticipated future medical care. Who does the judge follow? It often boils down to which is more persuasive, which provides a full reasoning and analysis, and which is substantial medical evidence.

Jeremy Lusk is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation with almost two decades of experience, and previously served as a Judge at the Fresno District Office of the WCAB. He has worked out of Fresno, but appeared at numerous Boards to represent both injured workers and employers/carriers.

No attorney/client relationship is created or implied by this video. This video is not offering legal advice as to what you should, or should not, do in your workers’ compensation case, but rather offers education/information as to the California workers’ compensation system for unrepresented workers so they can better represent themselves and make more informed decisions.

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