Must I attend an IME Exam in Pennsylvania?

The questions I get from clients and potential clients are — what is an Independent Medical Examination, otherwise known as an IME, and must I attend the examination? First, what is an IME examination?  In workers compensation litigation, both the Claimant and the Employer are provided an opportunity to litigate, or “put on”, their case.  Many cases revolve around medical […]

What is an Independent Medical Examination (IME)?

Often I get questions from injured workers asking if they have to attend an independent medical examination, otherwise known as an IME.  The quick answer to that questions is — Yes.  The workers compensation insurance carrier is entitled to have an injured worker examined by a doctor of their choosing every six months.   Insurance carriers typically like to refer […]