Workers' Comp Hearings & Appeals in NYC

Attorneys Representing NYC Workers in Their Appeals

As an injured worker who cannot work, or who is unable to earn what you made before your injuries or illness, it is important that you are not denied essential workers' compensation benefits. Whether your claim was denied, or if you are concerned that your employer or their insurer will argue your claim, you should speak with a New York workers' comp lawyer from Katz Leidman Grossman Wolfe & Freund to understand the appeals process. With over 50 years of experience and hundreds of millions of dollars recovered on behalf of injured workers, you can trust the firm to protect your legal rights.

What are your rights to an appeal?

With a workers' compensation case, the Workers' Compensation Board may decide to hold a hearing.

At the hearing or hearings, the workers' compensation law judge shall:

  • Listen to testimony
  • Review the injured worker's medical evidence
  • Examine any other evidence deemed relevant

If the judge decides the claim has merit, the judge will determine the amount / duration of the award. If the judge denies the claim, you have the right to appeal the decision within 30 days of the filing. To appeal the decision, it is done in writing for board review. If the application is approved, then a panel of three board members shall review the case. Upon review, the panel may affirm, modify, or rescind the judge's decision. If the panel is not unanimous, then the worker may apply in writing for a full board review. The full board review must review the case and affirm, modify, or rescind the decision.

Going to the Supreme Court

To appeal a board panel decision, one may bring the case to the Appellate Division, Third Department, Supreme Court of the State of New York within 30 days. As a last resort, the decision of the Appellate Division may be appealed to the Court of Appeals.

Handling Hearings & Appeals for NY Workers' Comp Claims

You may currently be dealing with a dispute and facing a worker's compensation hearing or may wish to appeal a decision made by a Workers' Compensation Law Judge. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, there is much that an experienced lawyer can do to represent your interests and rights while effectively guiding your case through the appropriate channels. As an injured worker, you have rights afforded to you and protected by New York workers' compensation laws. Whether you were recently injured or if your employer or their insurer is denying your claim, you are urged to contact the firm.


Use our free case evaluation to learn more about getting legal counsel for your hearing or filing an appeal with the New York State Workers' Compensation Board. Contact the firm today!