If you have been injured in a workplace accident in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia area, the insurance company might set up an independent medical examination (IME) for you. Find out what you should know about IMEs by watching this video.
An IME has also been referred to as an insurance medical examination. This is because the insurance company sets this examination up with a doctor of their choice, which means it is not independent. It is important that you know the insurance company and the doctor are not on your side. In fact, the doctor will be closely evaluating you to determine if you are as severely injured as you say you are. Keep in mind that this is an adversarial situation, which is why it is very important that you are very careful with what you say and do.
To learn about your rights and for help getting adequate compensation following a work injury, contact Donahoe Kearney for a complimentary consultation today at 202.393.3320 or reach us online at https://www.donahoekearney.com/contact.cfm.