If you were hurt on the job, you may have a lot of questions. You’re not alone. Our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers work with people every day who are injured on the job
One of Georgelis Injury Law Firm’s top workers’ compensation attorneys, TJ Sabatino, Esquire, took time to share the top three most common questions that he hears from clients who have sustained a work injury:
Q& A with Workers’ Compensation Lawyer, TJ Sabatino
1. What will my workers’ compensation claim cover?
In Pennsylvania, if you are injured on the job, generally, your Employer, either directly or through their workers’ compensation insurance carrier, will be responsible for payment of related medical expenses and wage loss. There are other benefits available depending on the nature of your claim such as specific loss benefits, scarring or disfigurement benefits, or death benefits. In some cases, transportation, durable medical equipment and even alterations to your home may be covered.
2. What do I need to do to file a workers’ compensation claim?
If you have been injured at work, you must first notify your supervisor or employer of the incident — insist on filling out an accident report if one is not offered. You want to make sure there’s no delay in receiving benefits, which can happen if you wait too long to make a report. Second, call a workers’ compensation lawyer for a consultation. You want to be sure you have an experienced lawyer working with you and advocating for the compensation you’re entitled to. Many times, employers or their insurance carriers will look for ways to reduce the compensation for workers’ compensation victims or even may try to deny your claim. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we are experienced at dealing with employers and insurance carriers and know how to get results for our clients in Lancaster county and surrounding areas.
3. How much is my workers’ compensation claim worth?
The value of your claim depends on many factors. These include the nature of your injury, your wage rate (average weekly wage), the type of treatment that you have received or still need, and the potential length of your disability. Insurance companies are notorious for offering money to unrepresented injured workers with the intention of resolving their claims for much less than they are worth. Before you agree to resolve your claim you should speak with an attorney to, at the very least, ensure that you are not being taken advantage of. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we will work tirelessly to get you every penny you are entitled to.
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Thomas J. “TJ” Sabatino is an attorney with Georgelis Injury Law Firm, P.C. He has been practicing workers’ compensation law since 2010. He joined the firm in 2018 to concentrate on representing injured workers and victims of others’ negligence, including car, truck, motorcycle and commercial vehicle accidents, as well as slip/trip and falls. Originally from Delaware County, Pennsylvania, TJ graduated from Villanova University in 2007 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Theology and Philosophy and a minor in Pre-Law. He then earned his juris doctorate degree from Widener University School of Law in 2010. As a member of the Georgelis Injury Law team, he is proud to serve the residents of his new hometown of Lancaster.