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
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, Freund & Herman 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.
Was your workers comp claim denied? Contact our firm today to discuss the
workers comp appeals process in a
What is the Workers Comp Appeals Process?
In most cases, insurance companies will often accept claims with no problems
and begin paying for benefits. There are certain situations in which an
insurance company will dispute a claim for various reasons. If board claim
examiners and conciliators are not able to resolve the issues in their
first attempt, the Board will hold hearings before a workers compensation judge.
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.
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.
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!