Missouri Independent Medical Examination Attorneys

If you have a disagreement with the physician provided to you by your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier in Missouri, you can seek a second opinion from another doctor. This is known as an independent medical examination or IME. To protect your interests, you should talk with an experienced attorney about the pros and cons of pursuing an independent medical exam before doing so.


At the law firm of Spooner & Perkins, P.C., we offer a free initial consultation to discuss the possibility of pursuing an independent medical exam if you are unhappy with the medical treatment you are receiving from the workers' compensation physicians. Our attorneys represent injured workers throughout the Kansas City metro area and rural Missouri.

What Is an Independent Medical Examination?

An independent medical examination is an opportunity to have an independent doctor examine you, review your medical records and then provide a second opinion:

  • To determine if you can work part time.
  • To determine your work restrictions are appropriate.
  • To determine whether surgery is necessary.
  • To determine what treatment options are available to you.
  • To provide a permanent partial disability rating.
  • To determine if you have reached maximum medical improvement.

Either you or your employer may request an independent medical examination.

Who Pays for My Independent Medical Examination?

In Missouri, you are responsible for the costs of an independent medical examination. In most cases, our law firm will advance the cost of this exam with the understanding that we will be reimbursed if and when we obtain a settlement for you.

Contact a Kansas City Workers' Compensation Attorney to Discuss an Independent Medical Examination

Free initial consultation: Contact our Kansas City fatal work accident lawyers today to discuss your workers' compensation case. You can reach us by phone at 816-453-7764 or toll free at 800-603-4723 and via email. We are paid on a contingency fee basis so you don't pay anything unless we win a settlement for you.

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