IMEs to Be Wary Of
In Washington state, a doctor’s opinion can make or break a workers’ comp claim. When you suffer an injury or illness at work, L&I or your self-insured employer may require you to go see an independent medical examiner (IME). Unfortunately, many independent medical examiners are NOT independent and their diagnosis could prevent you from getting the benefits you deserve.
List Of IMEs That Work With L&I And Self-Insured Employers
L&I and self-insured employers collude with the following organizations to provide Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) that are often intended to defeat your L&I claim:
- Central Seattle Panel of Consultants, Inc.
- Medical Consultants Network
- Mitchell MCN
- MCN Clinic
- Medical Evaluation Specialists
- MES Solutions
- Objective Medical Assessments
- Sunrise Medical Consultants
- The Work Clinic
When to Contact an Attorney
If you receive an IME letter from L&I or your self-insured employer requiring you to meet with one of these companies, you should immediately contact our workers’ compensation attorneys at Emery Reddy for a free consultation.