We continue this week on our Syracuse workers' compensation law blog with our response to a frequently asked question. That is, what happens when an injured worker files a claim for benefits? Last week we walked our readers up through the point at which payments may begin. There are, however, some key dates and time frames to keep in mind even past that point.
Administrative hearings are an important part of the workers' compensation process, and they only take place at certain venues in New York. Recently, the New York Workers' Compensation Board and Gov. Andrew Cuomo were criticized for closing a number of rural workers' compensation hearing sites, a move that forces injured workers to travel farther to complete their hearings.