Q: Hi. I need Concrete Information about My very Severe Injuries. I do not know what to do or what Happen to Me if I
If I Become Paralyzed Today or Tomorrow. I would Not Know what to Do about this California Work Injury. I have called for Info and Nothing told to Me. I now Live Out of State. Spinal Cord Injury in Another State and the Doctors here Will Not Accept California Workers Comp. Or Even See Me. The Hospitals Will Not Accept My Third Party Administrators. My Body Continue to Go Severely Numb and Tingling. I called to get Maybe Seen by Company MPN to know Avail. What Should I Do Next?
A: You could select a Physician from the MPN IN CALIFORNIA and visit California for a treatment visit, explaining to the physician you need a final, rateable report because you moved away without closing your treatment. You could attempt to see a Qualified Medical Evaluator -- the QME -- and request a final, rateable report. The WCAB Judge can only issue an award based upon the Treating PHysician's findings or the QME's findings. Without an MPN Treating PHysician final rateable report, the judge cannot issue a finding so the insurer will ignore you. If you cannot see any physicians in California you can ask the insurer for a settlement but they have no reason to issue you anything until there is a rateable, admissible report in their hands (NOT notes from your local surgeon, a real trial-ready Whole Person Impairment report signed under LC428).
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