An Independent Medical Exam (IME) is an opportunity for the employer to have you examined by a doctor of their choosing. But the IME doctor is not going to engage you in a doctor-patient relationship. And they may not agree with the treating doctor. Here are your options.
In order for an employee to receive workers compensation benefits, including (medical, disability and permanency benefits) an injury must arise out of his or her employment. That means that the employee must be subjected to a condition of his or her employment that created or constituted an increased risk of injury beyond members of the general public. What constitutes an increased risk of injury is a hotly contested topic and the subject of a significant amount of litigation.
Lipkin & Apter attorneys get results. We know how to maximize the money damages our clients have coming to them in a variety of personal injury cases including auto accidents, workers compensation, medical negligence, nursing home abuse, and construction accidents.