In New York, a person can get an eye-popping Workers’ Compensation Judgment from the state without so much as a court hearing or much of a notice. What happens is, you first get a final notice in the mail, and the next thing you get is a judgment. They can be for a very high amount, in the tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Because the state calculates the penalty at $2,000 per day.
There is no hearing or a judge or a jury, it just happens automatically.
These judgments can happen for innocent things that people don’t know require workers’ compensation, such as opening your own business and working as a sole employee, or having a nanny.
We fight New York Workers’ Compensation judgment by doing an appeal (has to be done within 30 days) or by filing a bankruptcy.
If you need to fight a New York Workers’ Compensation judgment, we at the Law Offices of Albert Goodwin are here for you. We have offices in New York, NY, Brooklyn, NY and Queens, NY. You can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 718-509-9774.