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What Is An Independent Medical Examination Ime

An Independent Medical Examination, which is also called an IME, is an examination performed by a non-treating physician at the request of your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier to assess your medical condition.  The Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act permits employers and their workers’ compensation carriers to obtain an IME as long as you are receiving or claiming that you are entitled to receive disability benefits. 

Georgia law does not limit the number of IMEs that employers and insurance companies can request, but if you are scheduled for more than one IME every six months, there is a very good chance that your employer’s workers’ compensation carrier is trying to find a reason to suspend your disability benefits.

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Seth Bader
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