If your Workers’ Compensation claim is being controverted or denied, you may still qualify for lost wage benefits under the New York State Disability Law.
In many instances, the New York State Disability carrier will require proof of a controverted claim before benefits will begin. Form C-7 is the Workers’ Compensation carrier’s notice of controversy and should be provided to the New York State Disability carrier at the time the disability claim is filed.
Even if this is properly submitted, many disability carriers will deny the claim. Often times a hearing is necessary so that an Administrative Law Judge can determine whether New York State Disability benefits are payable.
In most instances, either Workers’ Compensation Board or New York State Disability benefits can be secured so long as the attended physicians provide the appropriate medical evidence indicating a disability and the cause thereof.