- 1 What size knee sleeves do I need?
- 2 Can I sue for a torn meniscus?
- 3 Does workers comp always offer a settlement?
- 4 What does a 5 impairment rating mean?
- 5 What should I not say to my workers comp adjuster?
- 6 How long do workers comp settlement negotiations take?
- 7 Are IME doctors fair?
- 8 What should you not say in an IME?
- 9 Can you refuse an IME?
- 10 Can I sue an IME doctor?
- 11 Can IME doctor send you back to work?
- 12 Can attorney attend IME?
- 13 How do I beat an IME?
What size knee sleeves do I need?
When people are between sizes, most prefer to grab one size down. Knee sleeves always start out tighter but loosen up with use according to your size. When measuring for knee sleeves, it’s always best to err on the side of going down a size, to ensure good support during heavy lifts and long WODs.
Can I sue for a torn meniscus?
If you have suffered from a torn meniscus that was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. You may have medical expenses, time off work, pain and suffering, and more. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at
Does workers comp always offer a settlement?
If you’ve been injured as a result of your work, you should be able to collect workers compensation benefits. Your employer or its workers’ comp insurance company does not have to agree to settle your claim, and you do not have to agree with a settlement offer proposed by your employer or its insurance company.
What does a 5 impairment rating mean?
A lot of times doctors will assign another number as well: whole body impairment rating. This is generally a much lower number than the number assigned to the part of your body. In other words, you might have a 30 percent impairment rating to your knee, which results in a 5 percent impairment of your entire body.
What should I not say to my workers comp adjuster?
As a general rule of thumb, you should never discuss anything except the basic facts of the accident, including where it occurred, the date and time it occurred, what type of accident it was, and which body parts were injured.
How long do workers comp settlement negotiations take?
If you do not have a lawyer, do not have a permanent disability, and do not end up negotiating for your settlement, the timeline is typically around 12-14 months. With a lawyer, the settlement process typically takes a little longer—around 17-18 months.
Are IME doctors fair?
Most IME doctors are not fair and are biased in favor of the insurance companies that hire them. These are the go-to physicians who are routinely hand-picked and selected by insurance companies, defense lawyers and claims adjusters when an insurance company wants to use an exam to stop paying a claim.
What should you not say in an IME?
When you are requested to complete your IME, don’t say anything untruthful or anything that might risk your claim’s denial. To recap, here are three things not to tell your workers’ comp doctor: Don’t exaggerate your symptoms. Don’t be rude or negative.
Can you refuse an IME?
So no, you can’t refuse an IME. But you do you have some rights in the process. No matter who performs the exam, the insurance carrier pays all costs of the IME. You are allowed to have your own doctor present during the exam, or a spouse or family member.
Can I sue an IME doctor?
Can they sue the IME doctor or physical therapist for medical malpractice? According to a sharply divided NY Court of Appeals, the answer is “Yes”.
Can IME doctor send you back to work?
If an IME or treating doctor decides you can return to your job or to some light-duty work, you will be sent a Notice of Ability to Return to Work. This notice should appear before you get any job offer from your employer and before you return to work.
Can attorney attend IME?
Yes, and yes! You have to attend the Independent Medical Exam (IME) under California law one time when it is called by the defense attorney in your case (after your case is filed in California Superior Court). There are some definite advantages for the lawyer to attend too.
How do I beat an IME?
5 Ways You Can Beat a UNUM IME Report
- Don’t Exaggerate Your Symptoms.
- Build Strong Relationships With Your Treating Doctors.
- Assume You’re Under Surveillance Before and After an IME.
- Bring a Trustworthy Witness With You.
- Consult an Experienced Disability Insurance Lawyer.