Under the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law, such a notice must be filed by the insurance company with all parties when there is a change or formal award of Workers’ Compensation benefits.
The simple fact that you received form C-8 does not always mean that your benefits are being reduced. Following a Workers’ Compensation hearing or Administrative award, the insurance carrier is required to file this form documenting that they have made payment is accordance with the award. It is possible that those payments are at the exact same rate as they were prior to the award being made. However, it is also possible that the awards have been reduced or suspended all together.
The title of the notice is a red flag to claimants that it may be time to get legal advice. Several steps can be taken to assure that you receive the highest possible rate of compensation from the insurance carrier.
If you have questions regarding any aspect of your New York State Workers’ Compensation case and reside in the Capital District area, we would be happy to speak to you about your case.