If you have correspondence from the New York State Workers' Compensation Board regarding your case it should not be disregarded. The Workers' Compensation Board has made it a policy to handle many matters by mail, without hearings. Do not assume that it is not important because they have not asked you to go to a hearing.
One of the more common letters, which is extremely important, is entitled "Notice Regarding Possible Award For Permanent Injury." These notices often include legal information directing a party to produce evidence within a certain timeframe.
Additionally, failing to respond properly could mean that you have waived your opportunity to make certain claims. The Workers' Compensation Board has also directed the depositions transcripts be produced should cross-examination desired.
If you have received correspondence from the Workers' Compensation Board and do not know what it means to your case, feel free to contact our firm for an explanation or advice.