17 May


What is an IME?

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The most common complaint we receive from our New York Workers’ Compensation clients is that they are improperly examined by IME’s. What is an IME? An IME or “Independent Medical Examiner” is a doctor hired by the insurance company for the purpose of checking on, and limiting, the injured worker’s claim against the insurance company. IME’s […]

19 Feb


In New York, Injured Workers Have the Right to Choose their M.D.!

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In New York, injured workers have the absolute right to choose their own medical provider for their work-related injury. The only requirement is that the doctor or other health provider accept Workers’ Comp (WC) insurance. I regularly advise injured workers who come into my office the following: * Don’t treat with a doctor your employer […]

23 Jul


Occupational Diseases

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Sometimes prospective clients come to my office and tell me that they were injured on the job. The problem, they tell me, is that aren’t sure when this happened. When I hear this, I usually need to ask them a series of questions, to find out more information. Perhaps this individual has what is known […]

15 Jun


What to do when you get hurt at work in New York- the basics

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Most people think that if they get injured at work, telling their boss and then seeing their family doctor is all they have to do. Actually, it isn’t. Here’s a little advice about what to do when you get injured on the job: 1. File a written incident report and keep a copy for your […]

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