The New York State Workers’ Compensation Law allows any party to request a Workers’ Compensation Board Review of a Law Judge’s decision. This process is initiated by the filing of an Application for Board Review, form RB-89.
The party requesting review, also commonly called an appeal, has 30 days from the filing date of the Notice of Decision being challenged. If the decision results from findings made at a hearing, the party appealing has 30 days after the written decision is filed to file their appeal. This means that he or she likely has a little more than 30 days from the date of the hearing to file for the appeal.
If you have attended a hearing or have received a written decision in the mail that you do not understand and believe there may be a basis to file an appeal, do not delay as the 30 days timeframe moves quickly.