Pre Hearing Conference Statement {PH16.2} | Pdf Fpdf Docx | New York

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Pre Hearing Conference Statement {PH16.2}

This is a New York form that can be used for Workers Compensation.

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Pre-Hearing Conference Statement State of New York - Workers' Compensation BoardPH-16.2 Claimant: Employer: Carrier: Other Parties-in-Interest:THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION BOARD EMPLOYS AND SERVES PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WITHOUT DISCRIMINATIONPlease answer all applicable questions completely.1. Summary: Provide a brief summary of the claim. Give the theory of the case with statutory and, if appropriate, case citations.2a. Carrier/Self-Insured Employer Defenses: [carrier/self-insurer only] List all the defenses that carrier is raising along with an offer of proof for each defense raised. If the carrier is raising an allegation that claimant has not presented prima facie medical evidence, please indicate and provide a basis for such challenge. WCB Case Number: Carrier Case Number: Carrier Code No.: W Federal Tax ID #:The Tax ID # is the (check one): SSN EIN This Pre-Hearing Conference statement is submitted by (check one): the claimant's legal representative the employer or workers' compensation insurance carrier//3. Additional Parties: Provide the names of additional parties, if any, necessary to the adjudication of the claim, and explain why they are necessary. www.wcb.ny.govPH-16.2.0 (10-`18) Page 1 of 22b. Did the injury occur while the claimant was working in the construction industry as defined in the New York State Construction Industry Fair Play Act (Labor Law 247 861-B)? Did the injury occur while the claimant was driving in the commercial goods transportation industry as defined in the New York State Commercial Goods Transportation Industry Fair Play Act (Labor Law 247 862-B)? If Yes to either of the above, does the employer continue to raise the issue of Employer-Employee relationship? If Yes, please provide the Employer Name, Employer Address and Federal Tax ID #. Number and StreetEmployer Address: Employer Name: Zip Code State CityCompany/Agency NameDate of Injury/Illness: Yes No Yes No Yes No American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com 13. The information contained in this form will facilitate the just, speedy and efficient disposition of the claimant's right to workers' compensation benefits, including settlement as required by Section 300.38(f)(1) of 12 NYCRR.6. Attachments: List and attach all reports, forms, or documents necessary to the resolution of the claim that have not already been submitted to the Board's electronic case file. No Yes No Yes5. Medical Witnesses: Provide the names of any medical witnesses you intend to cross-examine, if known, whether you wish the cross-examination by deposition or at a hearing, and the estimated time needed for the cross-examination. Please note: depositions shall be conducted and transcripts filed with the Board no more than 55 days from the pre-hearing conference. Signature of Person Preparing Form: Date: Print Name:8. IME: Has the claimant been examined by the insurance carrier's doctor? If yes, when? // Please note: IME reports on the threshold issue of causal relationship shall be served and filed three days prior to the initial expedited hearing or the first hearing in accordance with 300.33(f)(12).9. Release of Medical Records: Does the carrier request that the claimant provide a broader release for medical records than that provided on the Limited Release of Health Information (Form C-3.3)? If yes, the carrier or its legal representative must file with the Board along with this conference statement an affidavit or affirmation setting forth the relevance of the medical records sought.12. Settlement: Has a good faith effort been made to settle or otherwise resolve the claim for benefits?4. Lay Witnesses: Provide the names, addresses, and employers, if known, of all lay witnesses, including claimant, you intend to present, along with a statement as to the nature of their testimony and the estimated time needed for testimony. Please note: lay witness testimony will be taken at the first expedited hearing following the pre-hearing conference.10. Average Weekly Wage: What is the proposed average weekly wage if the claim is found compensable? On what evidence is this based? (If not already filed, carrier must attach Form C-240.)11. Work Status: What is the claimant's current work status? (If not already filed, carrier must attach Form C-11, if appropriate.) 7. Discovery: Has all discovery relative to the threshold issues of compensability been completed or will be completed by the pre-hearing conference? If no, detail what further discovery is necessary and why it will not be completed prior to the pre-hearing conference. www.wcb.ny.govPH-16.2.0 (10-18) Page 2 of 2 No Yes No Yes Title: American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com When to File this Form: Where the Board's Electronic Case Folder (ECF) contains a Denial (FROI/04-SROI/04) and a medical report referencing an injury, the Board shall send to the parties a notice of pre-hearing conference, which shall occur no later than 30 days from the Board's receipt of the notice of controversy. This statement must be completely filled out separately by claimant's representative and the employer or carrier, and each party must file with the Board and serve the completed statement on all parties NO LATER THAN TEN DAYS BEFORE THE DATE OF THE PRE-HEARING CONFERENCE. For Claimants Without Legal Representation: A claimant who has not retained a legal representative is not required to fill out this form. If a legal representative is retained by the claimant, and ten or more days remain before the pre-hearing conference, the legal representative is required to fill out this form. If the claimant retains a representative with less than 10 days remaining until the pre-hearing conference, the insurance carrier or employer will be able to adjourn the proceedings, which will result in a delay in a potential award of compensation and medical benefits. Proper Filing with the Board: All attachments to the form must be submitted to the Board with this form if they are not already in the electronic case folder. DO NOT SUBMIT ATTACHMENTS THAT ARE ALREADY IN THE BOARD'S FILE. Consequences of Improper, Incomplete, or Untimely Filing: A. Insurance Carrier or Employer: Failure by the insurance carrier to timely serve upon all other parties and file with the Board the pre-hearing conference statement, or the filing by the insurance carrier of a materially incomplete statement shall result in a waiver of defenses to the claim. Failure to list a witness on, or to include a copy of any document not in the ECF with the pre-hearing conference statement, which the insurance carrier had in its possession or could reasonably have obtained, shall constitute a waiver of the right to call such witness or introduce such document in the case. There shall be no waiver if the workers' compensation law judge finds, based on the affidavit of the insurance carrier's legal representative (or if the insurance carrier does not have a legal representative, by the insurance carrier) that the conduct at issue was due to good cause and the insurance carrier exercised good faith and due diligence. B. Claimant's Legal Representative: The legal fee of the claimant's legal representative shall be subject to a mandatory, substantial reduction for any of the following: 1) Failure to timely serve on all parties and file with the Board the claimant's pre-hearing conference statement 2) Filing of a materially incomplete pre-hearing conference statement 3) Failure to list a witness, who subsequently testifies, on the pre-hearing conference statement 4) Failure to include on the pre-hearing conference statement a copy of any document not in the Board's electronic file, which the claimant had in his or her possession or could reasonably have obtained, if such document is used by claimant's legal representative in seeking to establish the claim.PH-16.2.0 (10-18) www.wcb.ny.govReports should be sent directly to the Workers' Compensation Board at the address listed below: NYS Workers' Compensation Board Centralized Mailing PO Box 5205 Binghamton, NY 13902-5205 Customer Service Toll-Free Line: 877-632-4996 Statewide Fax Line: 877-533-0337 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com

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