Do I have to attend my Independent Medical Examination (IME)?
Posted on Friday, February 21st, 2014 at 1:02 pm
Yes, your employer’s insurance company is allowed to schedule an IME and you are required to attend. If you refuse, the workers’ compensation insurance company can cut off your benefits. However, an IME is a sign that the insurance company is trying to get its own, hand-picked doctor to set your impairment rating, rather than allowing your doctor to do it. This affects how much you get paid! If the insurance company schedules an IME, you should call an attorney right away.