Milwaukee IME Physician
Wisconsin Medical Group offers independent medical exams for worker's compensation claims to help you get the proper medical help you deserve. Our certified independent medical examiners accurately diagnose all work-related injuries and accidents.
What is an Independent Medical Exam (IME)?
An IME is an examination done by a certified medical examiner from a neutral third party that aims to accurately diagnose an injury acquired from a workplace accident. You DO NOT need to go to the physician recommended by your employer for an IME - It is possible they may be less than neutral. IMEs are a great way to quickly and correctly resolve your worker's compensation claim.
Where can I get an Independent Medical Exam in Milwaukee?
In Wisconsin, IMEs must be performed by a certified medical examiner within a 100-mile radius of the injured worker’s residence. The examiner may not be your personal physician and must be neutral in all matters to ensure a correct and accurate diagnosis. Wisconsin Medical Group specializes in third-party medical examinations and is not affiliated with any clinical or family physicians. Contact us to set up your IME today.
Sample IME questions your physician might ask
The questions your IME physician asks you will depend on the doctor you see. However, there are a few standard IME questions you can expect to be asked.
- What injury have you sustained?
- When did your injury occur?
- How did this injury occur?
- Do you have a permanent disability?
- Have you had similar previous injuries or problems in this area?
- Where is your pain located?
- On a scale from 1(little to no pain) to 10 (extreme pain), how would you describe your pain now?
- When did your pain start?
- Does your pain ever stop?
- Does your pain ever get worse?
- Are you on medication?
How long does it take to get an IME report back?
The timeline depends on many factors, including the insurance company involved and the IME examiner’s diagnosis. IME report results usually take two weeks or less to get back but may take longer.
Steps to Take After Your Workers Comp IME
After the IME, the physician will send their observations to the insurance company. The insurance company will contact you about the results and inform you of the status of your worker’s compensation claim. If your claim is approved you will begin to collect benefits for the duration of your work-preventing injuries. If your claim is denied you have the option to submit an appeal to dispute the denial with your insurance company.