Overview

Virtual Hearings allow injured workers, attorneys/representatives, witnesses and other participants to attend hearings online. Participants will no longer have to travel to a hearing site to attend their hearing.

The Virtual Hearings Pilot Program is rolling out gradually to Board locations throughout New York State and are now available at all Board locations except Manhattan, Queens, Newburgh and Allegany.

Virtual Hearings will available in Manhattan on September 24, 2018, starting with the 1:00 PM hearings.

If you are eligible to attend your hearing virtually, you will see a notification of "Virtual Hearing Available" adobe pdf at the bottom of your hearing notice, along with detailed instructions.


Virtual Hearings for Claimants

To take part in a Virtual Hearing, you must:

How to attend your Virtual Hearing

  1. Enter your Hearing ID, first name, last name and email address; select continue
  2. Select your Role
  3. Wait for your hearing to be called

Virtual Hearing Center Claimant Tutorial


Virtual Hearings for Attorneys/Licensed Representatives

Please be aware that the hearing process for all hearings, even if you don't attend virtually, will change. You will be required to check yourself in using the Virtual Hearing web application.

Please read the Hearings Guide for Attorneys/Representatives to learn how to attend Virtual Hearings, including information on the new check-in process for attending your scheduled hearings in-person.

To take part in a Virtual Hearing, you must:

Virtual Hearings Tutorial: Attorneys & Licensed Representatives

Webinar Trainings

The Board is hosting a series of webinar training sessions for attorneys and representatives to provide instructions on how to attend your hearings virtually, as well as how to use the new check-in procedure when appearing in person.

Note: Webinars will be provided as Virtual Hearings become available in each location. Check back to register as future webinars are added for your area. To receive webinar announcements and other Virtual Hearings news directly to your inbox, sign up for WCB Notifications and check the "Representatives" box.

Manhattan Virtual Hearings begins September 24, 2018.

Virtual Hearings Training for Manhattan Attorneys and Representatives

September 20, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Register Here

September 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Register Here


Virtual Hearings for Witnesses and Other Participants


Request Digital Audio Recording

Parties of Interest may request a Digital Audio Recording (DAR).
How to request a DAR


Need Help?

Contact Virtual Hearings Technical Support


Be sure to test your system at least 48 hours prior to your hearing.


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