I got a letter saying I have to see an insurance company doctor. Do I have to go?

Under the law, the workers compensation insurance company has the right to have you evaluated periodically throughout the course of your case. The insurance company is not having you treat with its doctor. This is simply a consultation for limited purposes; for example, to obtain an opinion on whether your claimed injury is related to the work accident; whether you need testing, therapy or surgery; to decide on work capabilities/restrictions; and to address any other questions that the insurance company may have about your case. This is often referred to as an independent medical examination or “IME”.

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