If you have been injured at work, you have likely started to deal with the workers’ comp claims process. This process can be lengthy and demanding, from seeking treatment to making sure you get the benefits you deserve.
One thing that is a frequent part of the process and something that many claimants worry about is an Independent Medical Exam (IME).
It is not uncommon for your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance to request that you attend a medical examination with a physician of its choosing. This is the insurance company’s way of getting a second opinion to verify and possibly dispute, your injuries.
Many people worry that the results of their IME will give the insurance company a reason to deny benefits. If you have been requested to attend an IME, there are some things you should know about the IME process and how to prepare