If you have sustained an injury in a car accident or on the job, there is a possibility that an insurance carrier will ask that you be examined by a doctor of their choosing. This examination is called an “Independent Medical Examination” or IME.
Minnesota law provides that an insurance company can require you to submit to these examinations at reasonable intervals. This IME doctor is selected by the insurance company and will not be treating you for your injuries. After the examination, the IME doctor will issue a report. If the IME doctor states you no longer need treatment then the insurance company will cut off your benefits. Despite this unfair treatment there are still methods of obtaining reimbursement.
Meyer, Puklich & Merriam is an experienced firm devoted to making a difference in the lives of those who have been injured. If you have been injured on the job, in a motor vehicle accident, or under any other circumstances contact our firm for a free consultation at 952-444-9920. We are located in Eden Prairie near Minneapolis and our attorneys handle claims throughout the entire state of Minnesota.