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The party requesting a designated doctor examination is required to send a copy of the request to the other party. Be on the lookout if you don’t get a copy of the request. It could be a mere oversight or it could be intentional. The new form provides a number of opportunities for
shenanigans. Two of the biggest are injuries accepted as compensable by the carrier (box 37) and the description of the accident or incident that caused the claimed injury (box 42.C). If you don’t get a copy of the request, it may be because they don’t want you to see what they put on the form.
When you get a set notice for a DD exam, look to see if you have a copy of the request. If you don’t, you might have a basis to object to the exam but you have to be fast. You only have three business days to file a request for an expedited CCH in order to stay the exam. If you don’t get a
copy, contact your attorney who can help you obtain one and advise whether you should dispute the request.