Can you refuse to see the doctor the insurer has chosen for a functional capacity assessment or independent medical examination and request a different one?
You can refuse
, but the consequences of refusing must be understood. Where the insurance company continues to pay benefits, a refusal to attend an assessment
would be construed as non-cooperation, which would likely result in suspension or termination of disability benefits. If there is a specific reason that you are refusing to attend the assessment
, you should provide reasons, as if there is an acceptable reason, the insurer
may agree to arrange an assessment
with another assessor. Where your benefits have been cut-off or your claim has been denied, we would urge you to contact a lawyer to discuss your options before attending any such assessment
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