If you have a dispute with the doctor provided to you by the workers' compensation insurance company in Kansas, we can assist you in obtaining a second opinion on work injuries from another physician. This is known as an independent medical examination or IME. Before doing so, you should talk with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer about the pros and cons of obtaining an independent medical exam.
At the law firm of Spooner & Perkins, P.C., we offer a free initial consultation to discuss any concern you may have with your workers' compensation benefits. Our lawyers represent injured workers throughout the Kansas City metro area and rural Kansas.
Also known as an IME, an independent medical examination is an opportunity to obtain a second opinion from an independent doctor on issues such as:
- Whether you can work part time.
- Your work restrictions.
- Whether you need surgery.
- What treatment options are available to you.
- Your permanent partial impairment rating.
- Whether you have reached maximum medical improvement.
The company you work for may also request an independent medical examination if it does not agree with your workers' compensation doctor.
In Kansas, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier will pay for your independent medical examination up to $500.00. You can choose any doctor in the state of Kansas and $500.00 of the bill will be covered by the insurance company. You will be responsible for any amount incurred over $500.00.
Free initial consultation:
Contact our workers’ compensation attorneys in Kansas City today to discuss medical follow-up for work injuries and your workers' compensation case, and to learn about resources for injured workers. You can reach us by phone at 816-453-7764
or toll free
and via email. We are paid on a contingency fee basis so you don't pay anything unless we obtain a settlement for you.