Independent Medical Examination
Independent Medical Examination legal definition: The purpose of an Independent Medical Examination (IME) is to determine both the cause and extent of your on the job injury or illness. The doctors who provide these independent medical exams generally have additional training and education related to Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation rules and regulations.
Independent Medical Exams and Workers’ Compensation Cases
Generally, injured employees are asked to undergo an independent medical examination when their employer disputes a workers’ compensation claim. During the exam, the physician will ask questions to determine the extent of your workplace injury or illness, how it was caused, and how it impacts your ability to perform your essential job functions.
During the exam the doctor may ask about:
How your workplace injury occurred
Your medical history
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