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We take cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that if there is no monetary recovery, you owe us nothing for our services. In most cases, Katherman, Briggs & Greenberg will advance the expenses of the case and will wait to be reimbursed until the conclusion of the case.

There is no charge for your initial consultation with a Katherman, Briggs & Greenberg personal injury attorney. This allows you to explore your options and determine whether moving forward with your case is the best decision for you on a risk-free basis. An initial consultation is the all-important first step to getting the results you deserve.

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What Is An Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE)?

An IRE is a medical examination requested by the insurance company to determine your total body impairment resulting from your workers compensation injuries. By law, the IRE should not occur until you have received 104 weeks of total disability benefits. At the request of the insurance company the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation chooses a doctor in your local area to perform the IRE. Depending upon the results of the IRE, the period of time that you can continue to receive weekly wage loss benefits may be limited.

As a general rule the insurance company can request your attendance at an IRE no more than 2 times per year. You should not, however, attend an IRE unless you first discuss this with a workers’ compensation lawyer.
 
If you receiving workers compensation in PA, the insurance company cannot stop your weekly benefits or stop paying your medical bills if you refuse to go to an IRE, unless you have been ordered to attend an IRE by a Workers’ Compensation Judge. If this happens, you should immediately contact a workers’ compensation lawyer.

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