When you are pursuing a workers' compensation claim, your employer may request that you have an independent medical examination (IME) done. The doctor or chiropractor who will administer the IME typically has not treated you in the past. The purpose of an IME is to have a third party conduct a medical examination so that their examination is not biased based upon any relationship that they may have with you. Your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier has a right to request that you undergo an IME and should the doctor feel that your injuries are not related to your accident, then the insurance company could deny your claim. That is why it is important to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney before you begin your workers' compensation claim. Contact workers' compensation attorney Shelly Leeke today for a free consultation at 1-888-690-0211.
What is an Independent Medical Examination (IME)?
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