Brookville, PA asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: my work sent me for an IME for my wc claim and he determined I was able to go back to full duty even though I am hurt

I am still having symptoms and my Dr said he didn't want me lifting yet, but work took me off light duty and put me back on full duty, do I have a case?

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Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If your doctor indicates you need restrictions you should see a workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible. The insurance medical exam (IME) is not the final word on the subject. If your employer is unwilling to provide work within the restrictions provided by your doctor you may be entitled to wage loss benefits.

Glenn Neiman agrees with this answer

Glenn Neiman
Glenn Neiman
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Warminster, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: I agree with Mr. Belt. You need to meet with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers compensation law immediately. Ultimately it is up to a Judge which doctor’s opinion is more credible, but just because an IME doctor says something does not make it so. Good Luck!

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