Per FS 440.13(5), you can get an IME, whose opinions are admissible in Court. The purpose of the IME is to get a medical opinion, which is required to further pursue getting you benefits once your work comp doctor releases you. An IME cannot provide you with treatment; only an evaluation. After your evaluation, if your IME makes recommendations, we can either: (1) pursue those benefits, or (2) settle your case. The choice is yours.