Your Rights During an Independent Medical Examination (IME) for a Workers’ Comp Claim

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It’s important to know your rights and what to expect during an Independent Medical Examination (IME) for a workers’ compensation claim. Were you injured at work and are now going through the process of filing a workers’ comp claim? One step in this process may involve an independent medical examination (IME). These exams are meant to … Read more

Updated: January 24, 2023

How Often Do I Need to Visit My Workers Compensation Doctor?

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How often you need to visit your workers’ compensation doctor depends on several factors, including the severity of your injury and what your doctor says. One question that many people have after being injured at work is how often they can see the workers’ compensation doctor. The answer to this question depends on a few … Read more

Updated: October 26, 2022

7 Common Questions to Expect from an Independent Medical Examiner

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An employer or their insurance company may hire an independent medical examiner (IME) to provide an opinion about whether an employee’s injury is work-related. As anyone who’s been through a workers’ compensation claim knows, there’s often a lot riding on the independent medical examination. An employer or their insurance company may hire an independent medical … Read more

Updated: August 8, 2022

Are You Required to Seek Medical Care Outside of Working Hours at Your Employer’s Request?

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Is it possible for your employer to make you stay at work if you require medical attention? Here’s what you need to know. Consider the following scenario: you are injured at work and require immediate medical attention, but your boss requires you to finish your work for the day before visiting the doctor’s office. What … Read more

Updated: April 19, 2022

4 Things Your Doctor Will Want to Know After a Work-Related Orthopedic Injury

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Here are four essential things the IME doctor will typically want to know after a work-related orthopedic injury. After suffering a work-related orthopedic injury, your employer’s insurer may request that you undergo an independent medical examination (IME) with their doctor. This is usually a one-time exam meant to help the insurer determine the nature and … Read more

Updated: December 7, 2021

“Can My Employer Attend My Workers Comp Medical Appointments?”

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In Missouri, your employer generally has no legal right to attend your workers’ comp medical appointments — even if they’re a qualified medical practitioner. Still, it’s not uncommon for an employer to insist on being present during workers’ comp medical appointments. Why would an employer want to attend an employee’s comp medical appointment? Here’s why: … Read more

Updated: December 7, 2021