What a Work Comp IME Means for You

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.

Make Sure to Do the Right Thing to Help Your Work Injury Case

Help your work injury case immediately and immensely by following these simple tips.

Put the details of your injury in writing and give it to your supervisor and human resources department.

This includes how it happened, where it happened, when it happened, and all the injuries you suffered.

Make a copy of everything you give to the employer for your own records.

Go to the doctor right away.

This will insure that your treatment will not be delayed, and will prevent any claim that you were not seriously injured.

Tell the doctor what happened at the job and what injuries you suffered. It may be wise to give the doctor a copy of your work injury report also.

Follow up with all treatment recommendations.

Do not allow the insurance company to allege that you made your injuries worse by not following Doctors’ orders.

Give your employer copies of all your doctor’s off work slips.

This will make sure that you get timely payment of your benefits.

Questions about your Workers’ Compensation case? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371.

What is A Workers’ Compensation Settlement?

In Illinois if you are injured on the job then you are entitled to a settlement.

The settlement is the value of your case for permanent damage you have suffered as a result of your injuries.

It is not payment for pain and suffering; that is not factored into a Work Comp settlement in Illinois.

It is payment for such things as back or neck surgery, strained muscles, carpal tunnel syndrome, broken bones, scars, sprained ankles, knees, surgeries of all kinds, amputations, or concussions.

Many insurance companies will not tell injured workers about their settlement or refuse to answer any questions about how to get the money.

Make sure to contact a Work Injury attorney if do not hear anything about your settlement.

Do not let a Workers’ Compensation insurance company cheat you out of your settlement.

Contact Illinois Work Comp Attorney Dirk May at 309-827-4371 to get your settlement started.