What is an Independent Medical Examination?

What is an Independent Medical Examination ? If you were injured on the job and are bringing a workers’ compensation claim in Minnesota, state law requires that, on the request of your employer, you submit to an Independent Medical Examination (IME).  This is an exam performed by your employer’s physician rather than your treating physician, although you can also request to have your own physician present at the exam. During the exam, the independent physician will review your medical history with you, ask you questions about your medical history, and examine you.  The exam will also involve questions more directly …