When you have been injured in a Georgia workplace accident, you don’t get to see the doctor of your choosing. Instead, your employer will likely select a doctor that can perform an independent medical exam (IME). When you have concerns with the doctor or your rights as a worker, then you may find it necessary to consult with an Atlanta workplace injury attorney.
IME Expectations after Georgia Workplace Accident
Here are 8 things you can expect during an independent medical exam for your injuries:
- to be interviewed;
- undergo a medical examination;
- evaluation of your subjective symptoms;
- doctor to look for any indications of exaggeration of your symptoms;
- variety of tests to verify the extent of your injury;
- questioned on any previous injuries;
- questioned on lifestyle issues (such as smoking, drinking, drugs); and
- observation of your abilities to stand, sit, climb up on the table, etc.
All of this information can be used to determine the severity of your injury and what type of medical treatment will be necessary. It may also determine at what point you may be expected to return to work.
After a Georgia workplace accident, if you don’t agree with the results of your independent medical exam you should seek legal counsel. An Atlanta workplace injury attorney can help.
Contacting an Atlanta Workplace Injury Attorney
If you were injured at work, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case – 404-842-7838.