WELCOME

New York Workers' Compensation is an intricate area of law that is often subject to a number of misconceptions. This site is intended to help readers seeking clarification on the topic of NY Workers' Comp. Whether you are an injured worker lost amidst the complexities of Workers' Comp, a doctor who is not sure how to properly handle a Workers' Comp patient's file, or simply a curious New Yorker who worries about what would happen if you were ever injured on the job, I hope that the content of this site will deliver the answers you seek, even to questions you didn't know to ask.



It is my pleasure to welcome you into the world of New York Workers' Compensation. I hope you enjoy your visit, spread the word, and come back soon.





Best regards,

Camila P. Medici, Esq.






Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What Happens If My Claim Is Denied?

If your claim is denied, the Board will usually schedule a pre-hearing conference, which is a first appearance where you, your attorney, and the Carrier’s attorney are present before the Judge to submit the different positions, give the name of any witnesses on both sides, and receive the date of a first hearing/trial.  There is nothing we can do until a trial is held.  Your attorney will prepare you for testimony at the trial.  You should give the name and contact information of any and all witnesses to your attorney as soon as possible so that they may be contacted and present at the trial.  You should also give your attorney a copy of all pertinent medical records, pay stubs, tax returns and W-2s, as well as any other documents you may have related to this claim.  You should also disclose to your attorney if you have ever suffered any type of accident whatsoever in the past, and what your injuries were.  If you have injured the same site you re-injured in the work-accident, you must tell your attorney the details of that prior accident, including the name of the doctor who treated you and whether you received any settlements or were represented by an attorney in case you filed a lawsuit in connection with that prior accident. 

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