New York State Workers' Compensation hearings generally do not take a long time. Unless a hearing is scheduled for extensive testimony or complicated issues, a hearing will generally take between five and twenty minutes.
Unfortunately, hearings are rarely called at the scheduled time. It is not uncommon for claimant's to wait for over an hour and sometimes longer for their case to be called.
If you have an upcoming Workers' Compensation hearing and do not understands what is happening with your case, we would be happy to review it with you.