Are you dealing with a workers’ compensation claim that involves a slip-and-fall that occurred while at work? If so, your claim, like so many other work-related claims, could be subjected to unjustified stall tactics or outright denial by the insurance company. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, you have a powerhouse legal team serving Lancaster, PA who will make sure you are not victimized by the insurance industry or others who play a role with limiting what claimants are, otherwise, entitled to.
The insurance company isn’t the only entity that you should expect to battle with regarding your slip-and-fall-at-work injury – your employer may be working against you, also. Employers’ insurance premiums can go up based on worker’s comp claims and they, just like insurance companies, want to keep their expenses at a minimum – while injured workers pay the price in the process.
Knowing your welfare is not a priority with insurance companies and others may feel disheartening, but there is good news: at Georgelis Injury Law Firm, you are a priority, and we will fight for every nickel and dime you are entitled to! Our law firm’s history of victories for our clients is noteworthy, as you will discover below.
If you haven’t received adequate communication from the insurance company regarding your slip-and-fall-at-work claim or if your claim settlement amount seems surprisingly low, or if your claim has been denied, you need to speak with our law firm, immediately! Feel free to call our team at 1-800-HURT NOW.
Don’t Wait – The Clock is Ticking!
Due to time restrictions with workers’ compensation claims, be aware of the following:
Report the Injury Immediately – Not reporting your 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 exposed 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’ compensation medical providers – from primary-care physicians to pain management specialists to physical therapists to chiropractors. 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.
With that said, an employer or insurance company can’t force one to be treated with a specific provider on the panel list in certain situations – case in point: if a traumatic brain injury resulted from the slip-and-fall 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 the treatment is reasonable, necessary and directly related to the work-related accident or injury.
Treatment should begin as soon as possible following a slip-and-fall at work injury, so that everything is properly documented. 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.
We Leave No Stone Unturned
You can be assured that Georgelis Injury Law Firm will keep a watchful eye on your employer and the insurance company involved. If they try to limit or deny your workers’ comp benefits, our legal team will be one step ahead of them. We will cut through their tactics to ensure you receive every penny and every medical service and treatment you are due!
Our law firm will develop a comprehensive plan to recover your benefits and compensation from every viable source – the workers’ compensation system, liability insurance, and/or third-party lawsuit against negligent parties. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we will turn anything that may be wrong into what needs to be right!
You May Not Believe This!
The following insight may be shocking to you. This is why having a powerhouse law firm on your side is so vital:
At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we will not tolerate these types of tactics and will not permit our Lancaster, PA clients to become exploited! 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 compassion has garnered well over one hundred 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%, 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.
We Will Protect and Promote Your Rights!
Do not fall prey to your employer or its insurance company who do not align with your best interests! Employers and insurance companies know, full well, that many claimants are unfamiliar with what Pennsylvania laws allow for workers’ compensation 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 appropriately to ensure you get every benefit you are legally due – don’t be lulled into a false sense of security!
Insurance companies will use nurse case managers, surveillance tactics, investigators, and ‘independent’ medical examinations to reduce or stop your workers’ compensation benefits. When so many people are working against you, you need a powerhouse legal team who will work for you!
However, having a powerful law firm on your side doesn’t mean you need to worry about the cost. 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 court, do we receive a fee. For our Lancaster, PA clients that means no out-of-pockets 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 by the rules!
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, Right Now!
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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We will take as long as you need to explain the process, answer all of your questions and put your mind at ease. And if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you!
…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.