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.

Virtual Hearings will be rolled out gradually to districts throughout New York State after the successful completion of the Board's Virtual Hearing pilot. The pilot moves into the next stage with Virtual Hearings available in the Albany District Office, located in Menands, beginning November 13, 2017.

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 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:

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.

Upcoming Virtual Hearings Webinars

Virtual hearings will begin on December 11, 2017 at the Albany District Customer Service Centers in Poughkeepsie, Plattsburgh, Saranac, and Hudson. Webinars will be held on the following dates to train attorneys and licensed representatives who serve these locations.

December 5, 2017
12:00pm 1:00pm
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December 7, 2017
12:00pm 1:00pm
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Virtual Hearings for Witnesses and Other Participants


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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