Virtual Hearings at the Workers’ Compensation Board

The Workers Compensation Board recently implemented a new procedure for hearings, called “Virtual Hearings”. This procedure allows you along with your attorney and insurance representatives the option to appear by computer video conference. According to the Workers’ Compensation Board, virtual hearings were implemented as a convenience because you are now able to appear at a… Read More

New Changes in Workers’ Comp Law

New York State’s budget passed in early April with some sweeping changes to the Workers’ Compensation Law.  Most importantly, the new law directed the Chair of the  Workers’ Compensation Board to revise the permanency guidelines used to determine the schedule loss of use for permanent impairments to injured workers’ limbs, eyes and hearing loss in… Read More

Can I see my own medical records?

All medical providers, including doctors, hospitals, physical therapists, dentists and mental health practitioners, are legally required to keep medical records. And you, as the patient, have a right to access those records. That being said, while there are state laws and regulations relating to how and when medical records should be made available, your doctors’… Read More

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