Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE):
NOTE: THE LAW REGARDING IMPAIRMENT RATING EVALUATIONS IS BEING QUESTIONED BY A PENDING CASE. BEFORE ATTENDING AN "IRE" YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH A WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAWYER.

If you have been receiving temporary total disability workers' compensation wage loss benefits for two (2) years (104 weeks), the employer or its insurance company likely will ask you to see a doctor for an Impairment Rating Evaluation (IRE).

An IRE is a type of medical examination where the doctor assesses your degree of disability using guidelines established by the American Medical Association.

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

However, the employer's/insurance company's request for an IRE must be made in a timely fashion (within 60 days after you have received 104 weeks of temporary total disability benefits). If it is not, the employer/insurance company cannot automatically limit your future eligibility for benefits. Therefore, it is important to determine if any IRE request you receive is timely.

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 request has been timely.

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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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