Q: Lost wages and IME
I was injured twice to my left shoulder this past year. After the first injury I was placed on light duty. I received my normal hours. I started working a second job and was doing OK till the next injury. The company that I got injured at has reduced my hours and changed my availability. I could not work my other job for 6 weeks. The workers comp says I can't receive any money cause I was able to do some work for the first job. Now I have to go for a IME cause they don't want to pay for a surgery that is needed. What can I do.
A: Talk to a local worker's comp lawyer. There is usually nothing "independent" about an IME. It should be called a DME -- defense medical examination.
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