We engage in IMEs when there is a disagreement or the need to better understand the cause, severity, and required medical treatment of an injury that may be work-related or otherwise. This becomes especially important when liability is at stake.
The employer, insurance carrier, or legal counsel – will usually request an IME when they want to know if the person’s medical condition resulted from a specific event.
It often sounds more complicated than it is. You will want to choose a reputable independent medical examiner.