Your slip-and-fall at work – how do you establish the criteria for a successful workers comp claim and potential third-party negligence claim? What are your legal rights, and what benefits are you entitled to, since this happened while you were at work? Welcome to Georgelis Injury Law Firm, serving Lancaster, PA and beyond!
Navigating Pennsylvania’s workers’ compensation system and your work-related slip-and-fall accident can be tricky. This is where a powerhouse workers’ comp attorney can make all the difference between receiving little or no financial compensation or a significant amount!
Planning an effective strategy to ensure your workers’ comp benefits are comprehensive, timely, and maximized is of paramount importance. Our slip-and-fall-at-work attorneys are here to help guard you against the insurance company’s predictable arguments: your own carelessness, somehow, caused or contributed to the mishap; you were injured somewhere other than the workplace; your injury isn’t as bad as you say; you are fully recovered from your work injury even though you say you are not. The ever-present ‘danger’ that must be dealt with regarding slip-and-fall cases – the insurance companies!
Insurance Companies Do What They Can To Minimize Their Damage
Insurance companies will fight tooth-and-nail to make sure workers’ comp claimants receive as little compensation as possible or, worse yet, make sure claimants receive nothing at all! Be aware that insurance companies will not act on your behalf regarding your slip-and-fall-at-work accident. Claimants become sitting ducks when powerful insurance-company attorneys make their way into the liability arena.
For this reason, you need a slip-and-fall-at-work attorney who knows these types of cases, inside and out – one who will not tolerate Lancaster, PA claimants getting less than they deserve.
But here’s one more jolt: your employer could become your adversary, as well. Employers’ insurance premiums can go up based on the number of workers’ comp claims. Employers, just like insurance companies, want to keep their expenses at a minimum. Because of this, your workers’ comp benefits could be at serious risk.
Every year, thousands of injured workers get less than they deserve because of how the insurance company guides the process. Don’t let that happen to you! At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we will fight for every medical treatment and every penny you are entitled to! Our award-winning law firm’s history of case victories is impressive.
If you haven’t received sufficient communication from the insurance company, it could be a stall tactic on their part to discourage you. If your claim settlement amount seems too low, it could be an intentional low-ball amount in hopes you will eagerly accept it and just ‘go away’. If your claim has been denied, there could be questionable things going on behind the scenes that only a slip-and-fall-at-work attorney would be able to uncover.
If you have doubts about the progress or results of your workers’ comp claim, feel free to call our team at 1-800-HURT NOW.
You Need to Act, Quickly!
Time limitations exist with workers’ comp claims. For this reason, it is important to know the following:
Report the Injury Immediately – Not reporting your slip-and-fall-at-work injury within a certain period of time means your claim could be delayed or denied, which would impact wage loss or paying medical bills. Your report should be in writing and include specifics concerning which areas of the body were involved, even minor injuries. Not doing so will leave you vulnerable to a denial from workers’ comp.
Once you document every detail, request copies of any report your employer asks you to complete. Add an extra measure of protection and take a phone photo of each completed page of the report.
Request the Panel List – A panel list will include workers’ comp medical providers – from primary-care physicians to neurosurgical specialists to physical therapists. If you choose to visit a doctor who is not on the list, however, your company is not, necessarily, obligated to pay for treatments unless certain circumstances are present.
It’s important to realize that an employer or insurance company can’t force you to be treated with a specific provider on the panel list – case in point: if a traumatic brain injury resulted from the slip-and-fall-at-work accident and no neurosurgeon or neurologist appears on the panel list, the employee may seek treatment from a neurosurgeon or neurologist of their choice as long as certain stipulations are met.
Treatment should begin as soon as possible following the slip-and-fall-at-work injury. Georgelis Law will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding this – give us a call!
Seek Prompt Medical Treatment – The longer the time period between your injury and the initial treatment, the more difficult it will be to have your injury deemed ‘work-related’. Documenting your injuries and symptoms is critical to support your right to ongoing benefits through the workers’ comp system.
Our Slip-and-Fall Attorneys Have Your Back!
Our Lancaster, PA clients rest easy knowing their slip-and-fall-at-work attorneys will keep a watchful eye on the employers and the insurance companies involved. If employers or insurance companies attempt to, unjustifiably, limit or deny your workers’ comp benefits, our legal team will catch them. Our workers’ comp attorneys are extremely familiar with the many ways in which injured workers are left with unfair compensation, and we will fight to ensure you receive every bit of compensation you are due.
Our slip-and-fall-at-work attorneys will craft a comprehensive plan to recover your benefits and compensation from every possible source – the workers’ compensation system, liability insurance, and/or third-party lawsuit against negligent parties. If something is wrong, we’ll make it right
Shocking, But True!
The following information will, probably, anger you – deeply. Being represented by a seasoned slip-and-fall-at-work attorney is critical because:
These types of tactics will not be tolerated by our legal team, and we will not permit our Lancaster patrons to be maltreated! We will assess your claim, investigate where your situation stands with the employer and insurance company, and inform you of all your options.
Georgelis Injury Law Firm – Voted #1!
Georgelis Injury Law Firm has recovered more than $60,000,000 for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims. Also, our trial lawyers are credited with winning more than 99% of their cases! Perhaps, this has something to do with Georgelis Law having been voted the #1 law firm in Lancaster County, PA – as part of Lancaster County Magazine‘s Best-of-Lancaster Survey for 8 years running!
Our law firm’s caliber of ethics and knowledge has garnered well over one hundred and fifty 5-Star Google reviews from previous and current clients. That type of client satisfaction is due, in large part, to Attorney Tony Georgelis – founder and managing partner of Georgelis Injury Law Firm.
Mr. Georgelis has been recognized as a top trial attorney by a number of prestigious national legal societies, including 1) the Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2) the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 3) the National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%, and 4) Distinguished Justice Advocates; and 5) Super Lawyers.
Part of being #1 is being a law firm that remains available, 24/7, for its Lancaster, PA clients to answer questions, update the progress of each case, and address any concerns. Our workers’ compensation lawyers are available evenings and weekends to visit with you at your home, office, the hospital, or rehab center.
Guarding Workers’ Rights Is Our Priority!
Employers and insurance companies are well aware that most claimants are totally unfamiliar with Pennsylvania laws regarding workers’ comp claims. Even if you are receiving income-loss benefits and your medical bills are being paid, it doesn’t necessarily mean your claim is being handled with your best interests at heart, ensuring you get every benefit you are legally due.
Insurance companies will use nurse case managers, surveillance tactics, investigators, and ‘independent’ medical examinations to reduce or stop your workers’ comp benefits. When so many people are working against you, you need an award-winning legal team who will work for you!
You, however, might be asking, “How much money will I need to pay?” You will never receive a bill for the time we dedicate to all the details of your case. Only if we succeed in getting you compensated through litigation or protecting your benefits by defending you in litigation, do we receive a fee. For our Lancaster, PA clients that means no out-of-pocket expenses and no worries!
At times, Lancaster County injured workers receive compensation but wait to contact a lawyer until they are faced with a Modification, Suspension, or Termination Petition filed by their employer and insurance company. When our workers’ compensation lawyers handle claimants’ cases as soon as an injury occurs, we make sure all parties are playing fair!
Our law firm will make sure your injury has been described properly with the bureau of Workers’ Compensation. When the employer and insurance company make their moves, our lawyers will be fully ready to present your claim in a position of strength!
Contact Georgelis Injury Law Firm, Today!
Do not delay – lost time can result in lost compensation! Contact our law firm today. Our Lancaster, PA neighbors can connect with our legal team, in various ways:
During the COVID-19 crisis, we continue to serve the legal needs of those in Lancaster, PA with the utmost safety and efficiency. Our protective measures ensure the well-being of our clients and our team-members. COVID-19 may be relentless, but so are we! Your workers’ compensation rights will not be compromised in spite of these challenging times!
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…and let Georgelis handle everything else. Your peace-of-mind is our priority. While we work our hardest to get you every penny you deserve, relax knowing that Georgelis has your back.