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By establishing a strong network of physicians trained to conduct independent medical examinations employers can better manage workers' compensation claims. (Photo: iStock)

Most workers’ compensation (WC) claims proceed without issue, but disputes can arise on complex cases that amass significant medical and indemnity costs.

In these situations, employers and their insurers want to fairly cover the injured worker’s medical care and time away from work, and ultimately return the individual to full duty if possible. At the same time, they want to guard against covering conditions unrelated to the injury, inappropriate treatment or potential abuse of the system.

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