🌐 Understanding Insurance Medical Exams:
IMEs – called Independent Medical Examinations by insurance adjusters – are often requested by Idaho workers’ compensation insurance companies to assess the extent of a claimant’s injuries. These examinations are anything but independent. While they may seem routine, it’s crucial to recognize their potential risks.
🚫 The Risks You Face:
- Biased Assessments: IMEs in Idaho are generally conducted by physicians chosen and compensated by the insurance company, often leading to biased evaluations.
- Limited Examination Time: IME physicians may have time constraints, compromising the thoroughness of their assessments. It is not uncommon for injured workers to report exams of 10 minutes or less.
- Discrepancies with Your Treating Physician: IME reports may conflict with the diagnoses and treatment plans provided by your trusted healthcare professionals.
- Exclusion of Non-Visible Injuries: IMEs may focus primarily on visible injuries, often referred to as objective evidence, potentially overlooking pain, psychological distress, or other non-visible conditions.
- Impact on Compensation: A negative IME report could be used to dispute your claim or reduce the compensation you rightfully deserve.
⚠️ How We Can Help:
At Goicoechea Law, LLC, our Idaho work comp attorneys are dedicated to navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation cases. Our experienced lawyers work diligently to protect your rights, fighting for a fair assessment of your injuries.
🤝 Our Approach:
- Thorough Case Preparation: We prepare injured workers for IMEs, ensuring the best outcome possible.
- Expert Testimony: We often engage medical experts to provide professional opinions that support your case and dispute the insurance medical examiners opinions.
- Legal Advocacy: Our attorneys skillfully advocate on your behalf, challenging biased assessments and safeguarding your rights.
📞 Contact Us Today:
If you are facing an IME or have concerns about the impartiality of the Idaho workers’ compensation process, reach out to our experienced legal team for guidance. Your case and fighting for fair compensation are our priorities.
Remember, you don’t have to navigate the complexities alone. Let Goicoechea Law, LLC, be your trusted partner in getting the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. #IdahoWorkersComp #IMEAwareness #LegalAdvocacy