In the context of New Jersey Workers’ Compensation, “IME” stands for “Independent Medical Examination.” An IME is an evaluation conducted by a medical professional who is not directly involved in the injured worker’s treatment or care. The purpose of an IME is to provide an impartial assessment of the worker’s medical condition, including the nature and extent of their injury, the need for ongoing treatment, and their ability to return to work.

The most common type of IME occurs when an injured party has completed their treatment and is seeking a permanency award. Both the petitioner’s attorney and the employer’s attorney will obtain the appropriate IME in order to assist the court in arriving at a fair settlement for the injured worker.

If you have suffered a work-related injury call Mark C. Dewland P.C. at 609-472-1377 and get the help you need.