COVID-19: Office Hours and Workers’ Comp Hearings
A Statement From Terry Katz & Associates
Terry Katz and Associates is monitoring all developments regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and is taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of employees and clients.
One of these steps will involve our legal team working remotely.
Our office (8:30 am to 5:30 pm) hours will not change, and we’ll be available through phone and email, our office is closed. Our main number is always the best way to reach our legal team: 888-488-7459
“Our commitment to NYC and its community is strong, our hearts and thoughts are with all those affected and suffering from the COVID-19 virus. Our firm is here for those impacted by this terrible pandemic.”Terry Katz , Esq
Workers’ Comp Hearings Now Remote
Regarding Workers’ Compensation hearings, please be advised that effective immediately all Workers’ Compensation hearings are proceeding as scheduled, and claimants are directed to appear by Virtual Hearings.
NYS Workers’ Compensation Board Statement:NYS Workers’ Compensation Board
“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.
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.
(Injured workers who plan to call should notify the board as soon as possible on the day of their hearing to ensure the judge has their contact information prior to the hearing.)
Following a mandate by Governor Cuomo, all Board locations are temporarily closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, however, the Board will strive to continue operations remotely.”