When an insurance company sends you to an independent medical exam (IME) you must attend.
Under Illinois Law if you do not attend you will lose benefits and not be eligible for any settlement.
The IME doctor is hired by the insurance company.
The IME physician is not your doctor.
The IME doctor will not provide you any medical treatment.
The IME doctor may testify against you in your Work Comp case.
However, sometimes the IME doctor will rule in your favor.
This means that the insurance company will have to approve your treatment and pay your benefits.
Some tips to help you:
Be polite and nice to the IME doctor.
It may cause the doctor to provide a favorable opinion to you.
Make sure to take any medical records you may have or films of MRIs with you to the exam.
It does not hurt to be prepared.
Questions regarding your IME exam? Be sure to contact Illinois Work Injury Attorney Dirk May for a free meeting at 309-827-4371.
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Illinois law pays Workers’ Compensation benefits for workers who die on the job. There are some unusual parts of the law that deny benefits when there are no spouses or dependents. So make sure to check with an experienced Illinois Work Injury lawyer.
More insurance companies are refusing to pay a settlement to injury workers.
They understand that many people will walk away without trying to get the money they deserve for their work injury.
If you are injured on the job, then you are entitled to a work comp settlement in Illinois.
Insurance companies have a large number of attorneys working for them and protecting their interests.
Most people do not know about the laws protecting them in Illinois and they think it costs up front money to hire a lawyer.
This is not true.
Experienced Illinois work comp lawyers will not charge a fee until they recover a settlement for you, and the fee is limited by law.
Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact experienced Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.