What is an Independent Medical Exam (IME) ? Must I attend?

Yes, unfortunately, you must and should attend the IME appointment. The insurance company has the right to have you examined periodically by a doctor of its choosing at a time and a place that is convenient to you. If you fail to attend an insurance company doctor’s examination, payments may be suspended. Usually, if you miss the first IME appointment, you can simply reschedule without much of an issue. However, if you miss the second appointment, the insurance company almost always temporarily suspends your weekly payments until you attend another IME appointment and/or attend a workers’ comp hearing and request for the Judge to resume weekly payments. If you have further questions, please give us a call (716) 558-2000.

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