Medical Benefits

Reasonable and Necessary Treatment

Injured workers with compensable Illinois workers’ compensation claims are entitled to reasonable and necessary medical treatment. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides: The employer shall provide and pay … for all the necessary first aid, medical and surgical services, and all necessary medical, surgical and hospital services […]

Medical Benefits

Independent Medical Exams

Employers and their insurance companies can require injured workers to submit to an independent medical examination, also known as an IME or section 12 exam, to determine the nature, extent, and probable duration of the injury. Following the exam, the employer’s doctor will author a report and […]