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What Is An Independent Medical Examiner?

An independent medical examiner is a doctor designated by the workers' compensation insurance carrier to perform an examination on you to determine whether your injury is work related and whether disability results from the injury. It is not a doctor that is supposed to treat you for the work injury. There are many good IME doctors out there. Unfortunately, most of our clients run into the "hired guns" of the insurance industry. A large number of independent medical examiners make a lot of money performing IME's. They do not want to jeopardize this stream of revenue, so they typically provide medical opinions in favor of the workers' compensation insurance carrier. As an injured worker, it is important to remember that no matter what your perception is of an IME doctor, you should still treat them with respect. It is important to show up on time with the medical records you have available at the time of the examination. You should describe your symptoms accurately and not magnify how you are feeling. If you exaggerate when being examined, the IME doctor is trained to recognize this and will put it in his report.

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Our Philadelphia firm and attorneys have received numerous accolades in the area of workers' compensation law. Several of our attorneys have been recognized by their peers and listed in Super Lawyers since 2006. The Super Lawyers process recognizes the top lawyers in their fields in Pennsylvania.

Since 2010, our law firm has been rated as a tier-one law firm for workers' compensation law claimants in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report — Best Law Firms Edition.

Since 2009, Jason Krasno has been selected to the Best Lawyers® "America's Best" series. The Best Lawyers® award is given only to a handful of attorneys throughout the United States each year. Jason was also selected as a top workers' compensation attorney. You can see the articles on Jason in Newsweek's Aug. 23, 2010, edition.

Krasno Krasno & OnwudinjoWhen You Need A Workers' Compensation Or Social Security Attorney
Serving Philadelphia Since 1936

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