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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 Independent Medical Examination (IME)?

An IME is not truly independent. It is an examination by a doctor who is chosen, and paid, by the insurance company to provide them with opinions regarding such issues as the cause of your injury, the nature/extent of your workers compensation disability, your work capacity and your future treatment. You do not have to accept treatment from this doctor.

As a general rule the insurance company can request your attendance at an IME no more than 2 times per year. You should not, however, attend an IME unless you first discuss this with a workers’ compensation lawyer as, more often than not, this doctor’s opinions will differ from the opinions of your treating doctor.
 
If you are workers’ compensation benefits, the insurance company cannot stop your weekly benefits or stop paying your medical bills if you refuse to go to an IME, unless you have been ordered to attend an IME by a Workers’ Compensation Judge. If this happens, you should immediately contact a workers’ compensation lawyer.

Read more about workers’ compensation.