If you have missed your New York State Workers' Compensation Board hearing, there is a good chance that you would be able to have it rescheduled. In most instances, the presiding Law Judge will close your file for what is known as "failure to prosecute." However, your claim can be easily re-opened if proper RFA-1 form is filed with supporting evidence or documentation.
If you have missed numerous hearings, it may be more difficult to have your claim re-opened.
If you have a Workers' Compensation hearing that has been scheduled and you are not exactly sure why, you should find out. You may be entitled to benefits that you are unaware of.