If you have filed a workers’ compensation claim, chances are you may be asked to attend an independent medical examination (IME). These examinations are often requested when there is a dispute about what benefits you are entitled to. Below are a few simple guidelines to help you prepare for your IME.
An independent medical examination (IME) is a medical examination conducted by a medical provider who may provide an expert opinion on your medical condition, your treatment, or the level of any disability that you currently have. Following the exam, the doctor will issue a report answering questions about your condition, which may include one or more of the following:
Take a moment to write down what you remember about how long it lasted, what the doctor asked you, what tests the doctor performed, and so on. Most importantly, contact your attorney.
At The Levin Firm, we understand that representing workers’ compensation claimants requires particular types of skills and knowledge, as well as ability to understand your rights as an employee. We understand these issues, and work with our clients, their friends and family, as well as their doctors, psychologists, long-term care planners, and others – to ensure that our clients receive not only the finest legal representation, but also the finest support and medical care.
Workers’ compensation claims are complex, and require attorneys who understand how to navigate the system, and who are willing to explain the status of your case to you every step of the way. At The Levin Firm, we investigate every claim so that we may aggressively and zealously represent our clients and obtain the best possible results.
When you need a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or New Jersey personal injury attorney to represent you, a family member or friend who has been injured at work, contact The Levin Firm at (215) 825-5183. We represent every client zealously in order to obtain the best results possible in each case.
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