Category Archives: IME

IME Doctor Tricks To Beware Of

Michigan lawyer discusses IME doctor tricks and how to protect legal rights under workers’ comp. Michigan law requires injured employees to submit to a medical examination from time to time. This is a source of great stress and worry for our clients. Many have already been through enough dealing with bad employers and obnoxious insurance […]

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Independent medical examination for workers’ compensation: what you need to know

Warning about the independent medical examination for workers’ compensation and how to protect legal rights. Michigan law requires an injured employee submit to an independent medical examination for workers’ compensation if requested by the employer or its insurance company. This provides an opportunity to have a claimant examined by a doctor of their choosing. The […]

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Recording Independent Medical Examinations: A Warning For Claimants

Recording independent medical examinations is not allowed under Michigan workers’ comp but there are other ways to protect legal rights. We have written several blog posts about the independent medical examination and how it is used against people. It is a real shame because many people believe this is a second opinion from someone who […]

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4 ways the IME can be used to stop workers’ comp benefits in Michigan

Warning about the independent medical examination (IME) and how it can be used to limit payment of workers’ comp benefits. We hate giving bad news to people who call our office. Many of these individuals have suffered enough dealing with bad employers and obnoxious insurance carriers. A frequent question is about the independent medical examination […]

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Part 3 of 3: Top Workers’ Comp Questions (2018)

We answer some of the most asked workers’ compensation questions in 2018 and explain how to get medical treatment after a cut-off. Access to medical care is perhaps the most important benefit under workers’ compensation in Michigan. All reasonable and necessary medical treatment should be covered without co-pays or deductibles. Medical care includes payment for […]

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I received a Notice of Dispute! What does it mean?

What happens when the insurance company stops paying workers’ comp benefits in Michigan? I routinely get telephone calls from individuals who have received a Notice of Dispute. This is a mandatory state form that must be sent to employees when their workers’ comp benefits are stopped. Insurance companies dispute claims for all kinds of reasons. […]

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Spotting workers’ comp issues

How minor issues can turn into major problems if attention is not paid to your workers’ comp claim. Attorneys are taught to spot issues in law school. This is an important skill that can make or break a workers’ comp case. Understanding Michigan law and how it applies to a set of facts is crucial […]

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Happy Holidays (2016)

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah! Our law firm will be closed on Friday and Monday in celebration of the holidays. We hope all of our blog readers have a joyful and relaxing weekend. Please also take some time to think about the men and woman who are struggling this holiday season. Financial […]

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Approved claim is only half the battle

How insurance companies obstruct the payment of Michigan workers’ comp benefits in voluntarily accepted claims. Most of our workers’ comp cases are not what you might think. We are usually fighting over claims that have been voluntarily accepted by the insurance company but not all benefits are getting approved. We know how stressful and confusing […]

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Why should you care about a third-party administrator?

Here are some issues to watch out for when a third-party administrator gets involved in your Michigan workers’ comp claim. A third-party administrator (TPA) is a separate entity that manages workers’ comp claims for the responsible employer or insurance carrier. Hiring a TPA is like outsourcing administration of the claim. Decisions about paying medical and wage loss […]

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