What Is An Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)

If you have applied for Workers’ Comp in Pennsylvania after being injured on the job, it’s very likely that the Insurance Company that covers Workers’ Comp for you employer will require an Independent Medical Evaluation.

In the video below, Attorney A.J. Palutis gives you a better idea of what to expect…and more importantly, what to watch out for.

If you live in Pennsylvania and need help with your workers’ compensation case, or are already on workers’ compensation and are getting the run-around, don’t hesitate to call us at 1-877-291-4722 and find out what benefits you are entitled to. The call is free…so pick up the phone and call.

Video Transcription:

Hello, my name is A.J. Palutis. I am a Pennsylvania workman’s compensation attorney. Today’s subject matter deals with the independent medical examination. The independent medical examination, or otherwise known as the IME, is an independent doctor evaluation that is scheduled by the workmen’s compensation insurance carrier. If you are scheduled for an independent medical examination there are certain dos and don’ts with respect to this process.

You do want to take this matter seriously. You do want to attend the evaluation and you do want to be on time. During the evaluation, it is important that you do accurately describe to the independent medical evaluator your symptoms and your injuries that arose at the time of your work injury. Do not be fearful of this examination. This is not your treating doctor, and it is unlikely that any further recommendations will be made.

There is the possibility that you will be watched, pursuant to a surveillance team, that may be assigned to you on the date of your evaluation. That team may film you or take pictures of you leaving your home for the evaluation and coming and going from the independent examination, so do be mindful of this. If you have any further questions with respect to the independent medical examination or any other subject dealing with workman’s compensation in Pennsylvania, please feel free to give me a call.