COVID-19: Workers’ Comp Hearings Now Remote, Board Offices Closed to the Public
To preserve public and workforce safety, effective immediately, the Board will conduct workers’ compensation hearings remotely, using the Board’s Virtual Hearings service. Virtual Hearings allow injured workers, attorneys/representatives, witnesses and other participants to attend workers’ compensation hearings remotely using a computer or mobile device. For the very small number of hearings that are not held using Virtual Hearings (discrimination cases under WCL § 120), the Board will contact the participants regarding further proceedings.
Please visit the Board’s Virtual Hearings webpage at http://www.wcb.ny.gov/virtual-hearings/ for complete details on how to attend a hearing using virtual hearings.
Injured workers can also choose to appear by phone by calling (844) 337-6301. If you are an unrepresented injured worker and are unable to participate in your hearing, it will be rescheduled.
As a result of the COVID-19 virus, all court dates are being adjourned by the courts until further notice.
If you would like to look up your case(s), the following websites will provide you with updated information regarding court dates:
We hope all are well and safe. God bless America and her unbreakable citizens.