am i required to take a independent medical examination started by the workmans comp company. i have declared disabled and am on SS and getting paid by comp.
2 Answers from Attorneys
You are required to attend the IME. If you do not, they will file a petition to compel the examination. Depending on the "independent medical examiner's" opinion, the insurance company may try to terminate your benefits. You should consult with an attorney to discuss your rights. Call me for a free consultation. 267-210-8752
The insurance company is entitled to the first IME without question. Subsequent IMEs must be based. there must be a reasonable basis for subsequent exams. Usually, the passage of 6 months is considered a reasonable basis for a re-exam. See http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/frequently-asked-questions-about-independent-medical-examinations-ime-1 for more infromation about IMEs. Feel free to contact me with additional questions you may have.