An Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) can be scheduled by either the
workers' compensation carrier or the injured worker in a
Georgia workers' compensation claim. If the claim is accepted as compensable, an injured worker has the right
to schedule one IME with a doctor of his or her choosing, and workers'
comp has to pay for that visit. Generally, the cost is about $1,200. The
workers' compensation carrier can also schedule an IME. Essentially,
an IME is a second opinion. If you would like to speak with a workers'
compensation attorney about an IME, contact
Atlanta work injury lawyer Brian H. Sumrall at (404)924-4595 or visit