Pre-Hearing Conference Statement Crackdowns Throughout New York

Throughout New York State, we are starting to notice the Law Judges becoming extremely strict on the content placed on the carrier’s Pre-Hearing Conference Statements which accompany claim denials.  Where Law Judges used to be lenient, they are now requiring more detailed information regarding the denial and the employer witnesses who will be called to testify — and in some cases precluding witnesses due to lack of necessity or vagueness on the PH-16.2 forms.

The procedure for denying claims has not changed. The carrier is …

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