Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE):

After you have been receiving temporary total disability workers' compensation wage loss benefits for some time, the employer or its insurance company are likely to ask you to see a doctor for an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE).

An IRE is a type of medical examination where a doctor assesses your degree of disability.

In almost all cases the IRE results in limiting your eligibility for future workers' compensation wage loss benefits.

However, the employer or insurance company must follow certain procedures regarding an IRE. Therefore, it is important to determine if the employer or insurance company followed procedures correctly. If they did not, there may be grounds to challenge the IRE.

We recommend that you not attend or agree to attend an IRE without first consulting with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. The duration of your future benefit entitlement is at stake. Moreover, an experienced workers' compensation lawyer can advise you about challenging the IRE results in those cases where the employer or insurance company did not follow the correct procedure.

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We can accommodate reasonable additional office hours, if necessary, upon request, to schedule a free consultation beyond business hours of 9AM-5PM M-F. Please call ahead of time to schedule any free consultations. Prospective clients should bring medical records and insurance documentation to initial consultations for the purposes of case evaluation. Please collect these materials prior to a free consultation so we can more accurately assess your situation.

GIVLER & EVERS
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9 WEST CHURCH STREET
LOCK HAVEN, PA 17745

TOLL FREE: 1-800-422-5515
TELEPHONE: 570-748-9080

If you have a work injury or an occupational disease there are strict deadlines when filing a Pennsylvania workers' compensation claim. Do not delay or you may jeopardize your right to benefits.

 

 

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9 WEST CHURCH STREET
LOCK HAVEN, PA 17745

TOLL FREE: 1-800-422-5515
TELEPHONE: 570-748-9080
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