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    I had a comp hearing and the judge said on record my loss was 66%. That was in November. Now I slated for another IME exam in December. How can this be?

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    I had a comp hearing and the judge said on record my loss was 66%. That was in November. Now I slated for another IME exam in December. How can this be?
    That judge's statement was based on the treating doctors report and all IME's - he ruled somewhere down the middle of all the ratings.
    The carrier has the right to request an IME at any point in your claim, even multiple if they have just cause.

    Under the current Workers’ Compensation Law, the carrier may request an IME at any point after receipt of the treating provider’s first report.
    http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/T...tion-study.pdf

    Often, the Carrier will have more than one IME during the course of a case and many times it is not the same doctor. The Carrier will present certain questions to the Independent Medical Examiner, which are disclosed in a filing with the Workers’ Compensation Board.
    http://www.newyorkworkerscompcenter....medical-exams/

    Tony
    Last edited by tony; 11-28-2020 at 07:46 AM. Reason: additional info provided later in thread
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    Quote Quoting tony View Post
    That judge's statement was probably based on the treating provider’s first report, not an IME or the carrier has additional questions concerning your rating.
    The carrier has the right to request an IME at any point in your claim, even multiple if they have just cause.

    Under the current Workers’ Compensation Law, the carrier may request an IME at any point after receipt of the treating provider’s first report.
    http://www.wcb.ny.gov/content/main/T...tion-study.pdf

    Often, the Carrier will have more than one IME during the course of a case and many times it is not the same doctor. The Carrier will present certain questions to the Independent Medical Examiner, which are disclosed in a filing with the Workers’ Compensation Board.
    http://www.newyorkworkerscompcenter....medical-exams/

    Tony
    My first SLU from the IME was 25%. Three months after that i had another SLU IME which upped my loss to 50%. My doctor was always at 80%. This will be my 3rd SLU in 8 months. My cause was open in 4/2019. When will this end

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