Lancaster Attorneys Help You Continue to Receive Workers Comp Benefits
How to keep the workers compensation benefits you are receiving
Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. devotes its practice to personal injury, disability and workers compensation cases in our hometown communities in Lancaster County. Our family firm gives our clients a peace-of-mind guarantee that we will always be accessible and get back to them promptly. Our commitment to communication stands in stark contrast to the uncommunicative approach of the workers compensation system.
If you are on workers comp and want to make sure you are protected, we are more than happy to meet with you for a free discussion of your claim, with no obligation. We also conduct a free investigation of your claim and inform you of what the workers compensation insurance company is doing. By sitting down with a law firm that focuses on workers compensation, you can eliminate surprises in your workers compensation claim.
What might be happening with your claim
If you are receiving wage loss or medical benefits under Pennsylvania’s workers compensation system, there are many things that could be happening without your knowledge — or things that were supposed to happen, but didn’t — including:
- Failure to file notice: If workers comp is paying you wage loss benefits, but the insurance company never filed a Notice of Compensation Payable (NCP), which allows the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to formally accept your claim, the insurance company could stop paying you at any time. Just because the insurance company gave you a copy of the NCP does not mean that it was filed with the Bureau.
- Inaccurate description of your injuries: Your right to medical treatments may be limited by an inaccurate description of your injuries reported by the insurance company. For example, if you suffered a herniated lumbar disk, but the insurance company has accepted a low back “strain” as the description of your injury, workers comp could deny payment for surgery related to the disk herniation.
- Physician pressure: A “medical case manager” or “rehabilitation nurse” hired by the insurance company may be talking to your doctor behind your back. If so, these workers comp employees may try to convince your doctor to do things that are not in your best interest, such as:
- Release you to return to work before you are ready
- Loosen your work restrictions before they should be
- Declare that you are fully recovered, even if you are not
The bottom line is that, if the proper steps were not taken — something you would have no way of knowing — workers comp could stop paying you for your lost wages or your medical bills at any time, and you could be left with no income or medical coverage.
Protect your right to workers compensation benefits
To learn more about protecting your rights to workers compensation benefits, call Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. at 717-394-3004 or contact our firm online to schedule your free consultation. Our workers comp lawyers can meet you after regular business hours and on weekends and can visit you in your home, hospital or rehabilitation center. Our law firm provides free parking.