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Independent Medical Exams: When You Need a Second Opinion

Challenging your Impairment Rating: Independent Medical Exams

If you have been injured on the job in South Carolina, you are entitled to workers compensation benefits.  Our South Carolina workers compensation attorneys will fight to make sure that you receive the medical treatment and benefits that you deserve so that you can focus on getting better and returning back to work.

Although you are entitled to medical treatment for your work related injury, the doctors who treat you for your work related injury work for the insurance company.   Unfortunately, these doctors may downplay the severity of an injured worker’s condition, or even claim that the injuries you sustained are unrelated to the work related injury or caused by a pre-existing problem.

If your SC workers’ comp injury is not properly evaluated, you may be wrongfully cleared to return to your job too early.  You may also receive an unfairly low impairment rating once you have reached maximum medical improvement. These factors directly impact how much money you will be entitled to for your injuries.  It is extremely important that you only be returned to work if you are able, and that your impairment rating accurately reflect the nature and extent of your work related injury.

If you were injured on the job and you feel that your SC workers compensation doctor has underrated or underestimated your injuries, there is hope. Our Columbia, South Carolina Workers Compensation Attorney can schedule an independent medical examination (IME).

Obtaining an Independent Medical Examination to Review Your SC Work-Related Injuries

When faced with a low impairment rating or an unjustified return to work, undergoing an IME with a medical professional allows you to obtain a second opinion.

The purpose of an IME  is to obtain a truly independent assessment of your injury.  Your South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney can set up an independent medical examination  to review your SC work related injury.

The SC workers’ compensation attorneys at the Strom Law Firm, LLC understand the impact that a work related injury or death has upon you and your loved ones. The most important thing you need to focus on is a speedy recovery. You need an advocate who will seek justice on your behalf.

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