You may receive a notice that you’ve been scheduled for an IME, or independent medical exam. If you’ve been scheduled for an IME, this typically means that the insurance company or the adjuster is looking for a reason to cut off your wage loss or your medical benefits.
An IME is paid for by the insurance company, therefore their doctors are not objective and they certainly are not independent. A lot of clients want to know What can I expect with an IME? You will sit down with a doctor who will conduct a physical examination of you. He’ll ask you questions about the nature and extent of your injury, and any kind of past medical history you might have as well. We always remind our clients to: