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Independent Medical Exams


At some point, in your case, the insurance company will have you examined by a doctorof their choice. This exam is an Independent Medical Examination or IME. This is the insurance company’s chance to try to level the playing field. Nine times out of ten, the IME doctor will minimize or deny your injuries. The insurance company has long established relationships with the IME doctor. This physician is very well paid for a short exam; the result is overwhelmingly pro insurance company. There are some insurance company doctors who almost never find that the employee is injured!

The Workers’ Compensation Court considers all the factors in evaluating the Independent Medical Examination (IME): What are the findings on examination, are there any objective findings on the MRI, the past medical history, and more. The (IME) is an opportunity for the insurance company to stop paying benefits on your case.

The result: be prepared. Fight back. You need strong representation. Call me today, Attorney James N. Schloner for a free consultation. (612)252-3303.