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With every workers’ compensation claim comes an independent medical exam (IME). Because the medical exam is such a crucial part of the workers’ compensation claim, with the doctor’s report weighing significantly on the workers’ compensation settlement, it is important that injured workers understand what is involved with the workers’ compensation independent medical exam.

The following is a list of 5 things that injured workers need to know about a workers’ compensation doctor visit:

  1. You will need likely need to see a doctor chosen by your employer or its insurance company, even if you have already seen your own doctor. Illinois workers’ compensation laws allow employers to arrange for an independent medical exam, provided that the employer provides the employee with sufficient notice of the doctor visit, pays for the doctor visit, and reimburses the employee for his or her travel expenses to the doctor visit. It is important to note that the travel expenses should be paid in advance of the doctor visit and that the employee should not pay any portion of the medical expenses associated with the medical exam.
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