Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/18/2019 -- The purpose of an independent medical examination is to assist doctors, physiologists, and other healthcare professionals in forming expert opinions that may help settle a dispute. Disputes often arise when there is not sufficient evidence of injury in a workers' compensation claim, or there is a payment discrepancy between a claimant and an insurer. Now, the trusted Georgia workers' comp lawyers are advising on independent medical exams and what they mean for workers' comp cases.
Sometimes it is the case that a claimant has been overpaid for their injuries and must remunerate the insurer for all additional payments. In other cases, an employee may completely dispute an injury and assert that a claimant is fraudulent or dishonest. In most cases, an independent medical exam will help to add significant evidence to a case by proving the severity of an injury or providing proof that a claimant is, in fact, free from injury.
Independent medical examinations for workers compensation cases involve a doctor chosen by the insurance carrier, with the claimant and the employer having no say in who is chosen. Workers compensation carriers can legally only arrange one IME per specialty, per year. For instance, a carrier would not be allowed to book two consultations with IMEs for a claimant if both the doctors were cardiologists in a twelve-month period; they would both need to have different areas of expertise.
Claimants are advised to answer any questions truthfully and politely that are asked by the doctor conducting their independent medical examination. Any individuals who have been summoned to attend an IME are advised to call the expert workers' comp lawyers serving Georgia, Workers' Compensation From The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson, at 404-692-6482 or visit https://atlantaworkerscomplawyers.com/ today.
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Workers' Compensation from the Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson provides workers' compensation legal defense to individuals throughout the Atlanta area. The firm focuses on representing injured workers before the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation. This firm is dedicated to providing clients with legal defense, getting them the compensation they deserve. Interested parties can call the firm today at 404-369-3167.