Welcome to Georgelis Injury Law Firm – this is where work-related injuries merge with a powerhouse legal team that pursues justice for residents of Lancaster, PA! Accidents at work occur every single day throughout the US, and every mishap from dangerous chemical exposure to faulty equipment accidents, to slips and falls contribute to illnesses or injuries of all types. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, our legal team dedicates itself to work-related injuries that run the gamut from broken bones and torn ligaments, to head trauma and paralysis, to wrongful death.
Interestingly, according to the US Census Bureau, Pennsylvania is among the top-20 states that have the dubious distinction of having non-fatal workplace illnesses and injuries that rate above the national average. Along with that insight comes some disturbing truths you can’t afford to ignore: the tactics that employers and insurance companies utilize to diminish or deny work-injury claims, including slip-and-fall varieties. Sneaky strategies and trickery are utilized to maximize profits and pay
claimants as little as possible.
Your Injury is Not Important to Them
Our law office consists of a vastly talented legal team that fights for the underdog when slip-and-fall-at-work injuries occur. We say ‘fights for the underdog’ for some very good reasons: work-related injury claims can increase an employer’s insurance premium. As a result, employers can and do manipulate the details of work-related injuries in a myriad of ways to reduce what the employee would otherwise receive in workers’ comp benefits.
Insurance companies and their attorneys often utilize unjustified delay, diminish, or deny tactics that reduce or eliminate claimants’ financial compensations – all in the name of profit. Many claimants will accept a low-ball settlement by the insurance company, not realizing they could have received compensation that could have been far more generous.
After it’s all said and done, you can be assured that your injury is not important to the ‘powers that be’ since profit carries a much higher value than people’s lives and welfare. For this reason, partnering with a law office that fights the insurance giants and employers who take part in these practices is critical!
Is your accident/injury claim taking too long to be resolved? Has it been denied? Is the settlement amount disappointingly low? If you are questioning how your slip-and-fall claim is being handled, take a brief moment to call our workers’ comp team, immediately, at 1-800-HURT NOW.
The Sooner the Better
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 neurosurgical specialists to physical therapists. If you choose to visit a doctor who is not on the list, however, your company is not obligated to pay for treatments unless certain circumstances are present.
With that said, an employer or insurance company can’t, necessarily, force one 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 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 injury.
Treatment should begin as soon as possible following the slip-and-fall injury. Our law office 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’ compensation system.
Our Law Team is Relentless!
If ‘bad actors’ attempt to manipulate the workers’ comp system with you intended as their next victim, our law office will thwart their efforts. We know their schemes like the backs of our hands, and our knowledge of the law and experience ensures our Lancaster, PA clients are in the best possible hands!
Our law office 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!
The following insight will be disturbing. This is why having a powerhouse law office on your side is so critical:
At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we have zero tolerance with these types of tacticss. We will not permit the injured workers of Lancaster, PA 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 office’s caliber of ethics and skillful strategies have 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%, and 4) Distinguished Justice Advocates and Super Lawyer.
Part of being #1 is being a law office 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.
The Buck Stops Here!
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 most claimants are not completely knowledgeable about what Pennsylvania laws allow when it comes to 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 was, or is, being handled appropriately to ensure you get every benefit you are legally due – don’t be tricked into thinking your claim recoveries are the best they could be!
Insurance companies will use nurse case managers, surveillance tactics, investigators, and ‘independent’ medical examinations to reduce or stop your workers’ compensation benefits that are rightfully yours. When so many people are working against you, you need a powerhouse legal team who will work for you!
However, having a powerful law office on your side doesn’t mean you need to be concerned 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 carrier make their moves, our lawyers will be fully ready to present your claim in a position of strength!
Contact Our Law Office, Without Delay!
Lost time can result in lost compensation! Contact our law office, 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 and beyond with the utmost safety and efficiency. We employ enhanced protective measures to ensure the well- being of our clients and our team-members. COVID-19 may be relentless, but so are we! Your workers’ compensation needs will be fully met, in spite of these challenging times!
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CLAIM SETTLEMENT
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AWARD
PERSONAL INJURY RECOVERY
WORK-RELATED INJURY SETTLEMENT
AUTO ACCIDENT RECOVERY
BUS ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
DOG BITE AWARD
WORK/BODILY INJURY CLAIM SETTLEMENT
COMMERCIAL TRUCK CRASH RECOVERY
CAR ACCIDENT AWARD
COMMERCIAL BUS ACCIDENT RECOVERY
SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENT
WORKERS’ COMP AWARD
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We can be reached through our website or by phone at 717-394-3004 or 1-800-HURT-NOW.
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.