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As a Compensation Claims Referee, you would utilize legal research techniques, including various computer applications to render decisions on claims arising under the Workers' Compensation Law, Disability Benefits Law, Volunteer Firefighters' Benefit Law, Volunteer Ambulance Workers' Benefit Law and Paid Family Leave Act; conduct meetings, conferences, formal hearings, and pre-hearing conferences with claimants, representatives, and carriers and employers when appropriate and necessary for the resolution of a claim; identify issues in controversy; consider and evaluate documentary and testimonial evidence; assure verbatim record is maintained through proper operation of recording equipment and applications; place witnesses under oath and hear and evaluate lay and medical testimony; direct, consider, and evaluate depositions; direct reimbursement to disability benefits carriers in controverted Workers' Compensation cases; order reimbursements to employers for advance payment of compensation; direct the investigation of occupational disease cases; order medical examinations and rehabilitation evaluations of claimants; evaluate applications for attorneys' fees; impose penalties; review stipulations and waiver agreements; issue orders of the chair; and prepare and review proposed decisions under the administrative and conciliation processes. You would also preside over discrimination hearings where it is alleged an employer fired or discriminated against an employee for filing or attempting to file a workers' compensation or disability benefits claim; conduct hearings relating to denials of medical treatment or other benefits; rule on legal objections to medical bills raised by carriers; and preside over cases in which it is alleged that the employer is not insured.
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Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.
You must be a qualified employee of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board and have had three months of permanent competitive or 55-b/55-c service as a Senior Attorney or Assistant Attorney 3.
Only the title or titles listed are qualifying.
Either 1. in the practice of Workers’ Compensation Law, Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law, Volunteer Ambulance Workers’ Benefit Law, Personal Injury Law, or Insurance Claims Law. Qualifying experience includes: experience as an attorney representing claimants, workers’ compensation insurance carriers, self-insured employers, State Insurance Fund, or the Special Funds Conservation Committee before the Workers’ Compensation Board; experience as an attorney representing plaintiffs or defendants in personal injury actions; experience as an attorney representing applicants in social security disability matters;
Or 2. as a judge in a court of record; or as an administrative hearing officer presiding over adversarial proceedings, arbitration, or fact finding within a private or public tribunal. Qualifying experience includes: experience as an administrative law judge with a federal, state, or municipal agency; experience as a city court, town, or village justice;
Or 3. a combination of experience as noted in 1 and 2.
For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.26-763 38-556
This title is filled via promotion by the agency or agencies which have this title. Candidates must have had appropriate service in the promotional field for this title to be eligible for consideration. Applicants must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.
Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.