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.
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.
Last edited by tony; 11-28-2020 at 07:46 AM.
Reason: additional info provided later in thread
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