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This FAQ section is provided as a general guideline to the rights and responsibilities of an employee who has been injured on the job. It does not, and cannot, contain all of the benefits and obligations pertaining to each specific case. Furthermore, it does not set forth the statute of limitations, nor the time limitations, of what you must do for proceeding with a workers ’ compensation claim. Each workers’ compensation case is unique and the law is frequently modified by the legislature and the courts.

This FAQ section is not intended as a replacement for the advice of an experienced attorney. In fact, if you have suffered an injury that is work related, you should consult an attorney knowledgeable on the law in your State for proper advice regarding the same.

What is a Section 12 Examination or Independent Medical Examination?

The employer may request that an injured worker be examined by a doctor for purposes of evaluation of the injured worker’s condition. The employer has the right to request an independent evaluation of this type, and must pay for the evaluation, as well as for the employee’s travel expenses and lost wages while attending the examination.


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