Independent medical exams are often conducted as part of work injury reviews. In order to maintain accurate records and get a thorough an account of what happened, many employers require that the injured person see a medical examiner they have not previously been to. This ensures that the doctor-patient relationship will not benefit the injured person in an unfair way and will not hurt the employer needlessly. However, independent medical exams are often costly and time-consuming.
If you have been asked to undergo independent medical exams but were not properly compensated for them through your workers’ compensation benefits, the Indianapolis work injury lawyers of Wagner Reese can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve to cover these extra medical expenses.
Call (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation and find out what our team can do for you. We are available 24/7 to assist you.
Indiana Work Injury & Workers’ Comp Facts
- According to the Indiana Bureau of Labor Statistics, between the years of 2003-2010, almost 17% of all workers killed on the job were in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing and hunting sectors.
- In 1996, per Indiana DOL, there were 9.5 injuries for every 100 workers.
- In 2012, there were 4 injuries per every 100 workers in the state of Indiana. This was the lowest year since 1992 and a 7% decrease from 2011 per Indiana DOL.
- In 2012, 113 people were killed in work-related accidents.
- Work Comp payments are awarded through an employer in either Temporary Partial Impairment (TPI), Permanent Partial Impairment (PPI), Temporary Total Disability (TTD) or Permanent Total Disability (PTD).
- The statute of limitations for filing a work comp lawsuit in Indiana is two years from the date of the accident or injury.
Get in touch with our legal team at (888) 204-8440 to discuss your options with an experienced work injury attorney in Indianapolis.