Some Minimum Requirements for Worker’s Compensation

Medical Authorization

Always get work restrictions in writing. Best to have the authorization signed by an M.D. or D.O.

Claim Report (Incident Report)

Report all incidents, no matter how minor, in writing. A hand written note, report with a writing, confirming the verbal report.

IME- Independent Medical Examinations

Are routinely used by employers to process their claims; be wary, they are not all “independent”.