Dr. John M. Stalberg

Workers Comp tips for you:
Injured Worker
Employer
Attorney
> Insurer/Claims Administrator

Video links:
> Is your Workers Comp case "compensable"?
> Similarities: criminal & Workers Comp cases
> Introducing Dr. Stalberg: at his office

Cross References:
Credentials
Experience

Favorite Quote:
"Remember that you are needed. There is at least one important work to be done that will not be done unless you do it."
— Charles L. Allen, American clergyman (1913 - 2002)


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Workers Comp

Workers Comp cases in the State of California come under the jurisdiction of the state’s Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC). They monitor the administration of workers' compensation claims, and provide administrative and judicial services to assist in resolving disputes that arise in connection with claims for workers' compensation benefits.

Please click on the following links for more information on this site that would be specific to you:
Worker |  Employer |  Attorney  |  Insurer

Or, contact the Department of Industrial Relations for Workers Comp for programs and information concerning:

• Injured Workers
• Employers
• Claims Administrator
• Attorney
• Self-Insured Employer
• Medical Provider
• Young Workers

If you have questions about your rights, you can attend one of their free, one-hour workshops at a location nearest to you.

Qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) or agreed medical evaluators 
(AMEs) examine injured workers to determine the benefits they will 
receive if there is a disagreement over the treating physician’s opinions.  
Qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) or agreed medical evaluators 
(AMEs) examine injured workers to determine the benefits they will 
receive if there is a disagreement over the treating physician’s opinions.  
Qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) or agreed medical evaluators 
(AMEs) examine injured workers to determine the benefits they will 
receive if there is a disagreement over the treating physician’s opinions.  

If you are an injured worker you and the employer's claims administrator might disagree with what the treating doctor says. There could be other disagreements over medical or legal issues in your claim. A second doctor -- an AME or QME -- has to be called in to address those disagreements. Qualified Medical Evaluators (QMEs) or Agreed Medical Evaluators (AMEs) examine injured workers to determine the benefits they will receive if there is a disagreement over the treating physician’s opinions.

You might disagree over:
• Whether or not your injury was caused by your work 
• Whether or not you need treatment for your injury
• What type of treatment is appropriate 
• Whether or not you need to stay home from work to recover
• A permanent disability rating.

You and/or the claims administrator might disagree with what the 
treating doctor says. There could be other disagreements over medical 
issues in your claim. A second doctor -- an AME or QME -- has to 
address those disagreements. You might disagree over: 
 Whether or not your injury was caused by your work  
 Whether or not you need treatment for your injury 
 What type of treatment is appropriate  
 Whether or not you need to stay home from work to recover 
 A permanent disability rating.