What is an impairment Rating Evaluation?

You had an at-work injury, in an accident, or are impaired by a long-term illness. Now, you just found out that you are required to complete an IRE.
What is an Impairment Rating Evaluation?

An IRE answers questions. The results help those who have to work through a complex legal or insurance claim, including a disability claim. The results from an impairment rating evaluation will show the following:

  • On a scale of 0-100%, what is your disability level
  • Are you permanently disabled, or is the disability temporary
  • Is the disability partial or total

After completing the evaluation, you are provided a 0% to 100% score on the disability scale. Your score is considered by workers’ compensation insurance carriers, the Social Security Administration, and lawyers that may be negotiating your claim. The evaluation protects all parties involved, including you.

What to Expect at The Therapy Network

By law, an impairment rating evaluation is completed by either a physician or a trained physical therapist. The professional must follow the latest edition of the American Medical Association’s Guidelines for a disability rating.

The evaluation is an independent medical exam performed by a professional not associated with your current case or claim.

The Therapy Network has six locations in the Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake areas of Virginia. Our team of professional physical therapists will follow national guidelines while performing the IRE.

What is an impairment rating evaluation? We are here to answer your questions. Contact The Therapy Network to schedule an appointment.