Hello! If you were searching online for “top workers’ compensation lawyers in Lancaster, PA”, and wondered who you might find, we’re glad you found us! We are Georgelis Injury Law Firm, serving Lancaster, PA and all of the wonderful communities within our County. Read on and you will discover some shocking insight about the workers’ compensation system that you probably never knew. Too many injured workers fall victim to the schemes and ploys of insurance companies; but our workers’ compensation lawyers will make sure you don’t.
Perhaps you, a friend or a relative are confused about and/or being taken advantage of by your employer or their insurance company regarding a work injury claim. If that is the case, let’s put a stop to that, right now. If you feel you are being mistreated, please give us a call, at 1-800-HURT NOW, and we will immediately put your mind at ease and give you back control of your claim. Recognized as top-tier workers’ compensation lawyers in Lancaster, Pa, our decades of knowledge and experience have allowed us to recover over $50 million Lancaster workers hurt on the job and other accident victims.
Many workers’ compensation claims are denied without a sound factual and/or legal basis. At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, we have seen it all. Our skilled and resourceful team is here to listen to you, create a plan to maximize your compensation and get you the best medical treatment available, and be a constant source of information and support throughout the life of your claim. Whether that means protecting you behind the scenes or moving ahead with litigation, your best interest is our top priority. Our legal team is an award-winning group of seasoned professionals who have dedicated their careers to helping employees injured at work in Lancaster, PA!
Don’t expect your employer or their insurance company to do what is best for you. Insurance companies protect their own best interests, regardless of the cost to your claim and benefits. The bottom line to the insurance industry is money, and these companies have a lot of it because of the way they conduct business. Employers and big insurance have substantial resources at their disposal, in terms of personnel and financially. This means that, from the instant you suffer a work injury and the clock begins clicking on your claim, they are working behind the scenes to minimize, avoid or terminate your benefits.
If you are denied a legitimate workers’ compensation claim, your benefits, livelihood and financial future could be at risk. Our workers’ compensation lawyers in Lancaster, PA have handled every type of workers’ compensation claim imaginable, representing thousands of Lancaster County’s employees hurt on the job.
Employers and insurance companies know, full well, that most workers are not familiar with Pennsylvania laws surrounding workers’ compensation claims. Thus, many times, they lull you into a false sense of security, while they are working behind closed doors to stop your wage loss and medical benefits. Just because you are receiving income loss benefits and your medical bills are being paid does not mean that your claim is in a position of strength. Nurse case managers, surveillance, investigators and “independent” medical examinations are all ways to reduce, limit or stop the benefits that are rightfully yours. Employers and workers comp insurance companies have all of these people working for them—who do you have looking out for you?
Just as your employer and workers comp carriers have legal requirements they must abide by, so do injured workers. Unlike them, however, Lancaster’s workforce does not automatically have access to legal advice, guidance and insight throughout workers’ compensation claims. One of the benefits to having Georgelis Injury Law Firm involved in your comp claim from the very beginning is that we never charge for our time. So, you will never get a bill for the time we spend meeting and talking with you, the letters we write, the hearings we attend or anything and everything else we do to make sure your workers’ compensation claim is as strong as possible. Instead, only if we are successful in getting you compensated through litigation, or protecting your benefits by defending you in litigation, do we get a fee.
Many times, injured workers receiving compensation in Lancaster wait to contact an attorney until after they are faced with a Modification, Suspension or Termination Petition filed by their employer and insurance company. While we are more than happy to just in at any time to protect your wage loss and medical benefits, there is no downside—and only upside—to having us involved from the time you are hurt. This way, we can make sure that workers comp is playing by the rules, we can advise you on your treatment options, we can make sure you are receiving the correct amount in indemnity benefits and we can make sure your injury has been described properly on the documents filed with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation—all for absolutely no charge! Then, when the employer and carrier make their move, we are ready, and your claim is in a position of strength.
Report the Injury Immediately — If your injury is not reported in a timely fashion, your claim can be delayed or denied, risking important wage loss and medical benefits for you. Your report should be in writing and include specifics concerning how the accident happened and which areas of the body were involved. Identify all injuries, no matter how minor they appear at the time, because not doing so will leave you exposed to a denial from workers comp. Ask for copies of any report your employer asks you to complete, and taking a phone photo as you complete each page of any report is always a good idea.
Request the Panel List — A panel list will include at least 6 workers’ compensation medical providers that an injured employee must treat with for the first 90 days following a work injury. There are several exceptions to this rule, however, which the team at Georgelis Law can explain to you and help you navigate. The important thing to know, however, is that the employer or insurance company cannot force you to treat with a specific provider on the panel list. Many times, we see injured workers who have been forced to treat with one of the local medical “factories,” instead of being able to choose from the list. Also, if the type of doctor, therapist, surgeon, etc. who the employee wants to see is not on the list–for instance, if the injured worker has a traumatic brain injury, but no neurosurgeon or neurologist appears on the list–then, the employee may seek treatment with a neurologist or neurosurgeon of their choice, so long as the medical care is reasonable, necessary and directly-related to the work injury suffered. Georgelis Injury Law Firm is more than happy to answer any questions you might have regarding this.
Seek Prompt Medical Treatment — The longer the timeframe between your workplace injury and the initial treatment, the more difficult it may be to have your injury deemed ‘work-related.’ Documenting your injuries and symptoms is critical to support your right to ongoing and future income loss and medical benefits through the workers’ compensation system.
The best claimants’ attorneys in Lancaster, PA know how important it is to be involved with a workers comp claim from the beginning. There are a number of tactics taken by employers and workers compensation insurance companies immediately upon an employee sustaining a workplace injury that, if left unaddressed, could compromise the value of your claim or make it difficult to get the maximum compensation allowable to you under PA’s workers compensation law. Take, for example, the following situations that you could find yourself in:
Our workers’ compensation lawyers are top notch when it comes to caring for our clients, and we will not allow you to become manipulated or victimized. The team at Georgelis Law will sit down with you for as long as you need to explain the PA workers’ comp system and process, give you your various options and explain the pros and cons of each and provide valuable guidance, insight and recommendations to claimants hurt on the job. We listen to and hear you, making sure you have much-needed and deserved peace-of-mind about the process. Knowing Georgelis Law has your back can make all of the difference in the world. And, when it comes to your wage loss and medical benefits, the financial future of your family and the potential fate of your livelihood, you can’t be too careful.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers will develop a highly-strategic plan to seek and recover your indemnity and medical benefits and compensation from every viable source: the workers’ compensation system, liability insurance, and/or a lawsuit against negligent parties. While PA’s workers comp laws limit the types of benefits to which claimants are entitled, third-party claims, which oftentimes exist in the setting of an on-the-job injury, can provide victims and their families access to non-economic benefits, like compensation for pain and suffering and loss of life’s pleasures, which otherwise would not be available.
From neck, low back and other spine injuries, to cumulative-type and repetitive-motion trauma, to loss of hearing, sight or a body part (like fingers or toes), to slips, trips and falls to motor vehicle accidents occurring while in the course and scope of employment, our experienced and award-winning attorneys at Georgelis Injury Law Firm will make it right when a worker has been wronged. Ensuring our clients get maximum compensation is paramount to Georgelis Injury Law.
Georgelis Injury Law Firm will not charge you an upfront fee to handle your case – fees come out of money we obtain or protect for you or settlement amounts, not out of our clients’ pockets. The moment our workers’ compensation lawyers accept claims from our Lancaster clients, they know they are in the company of highly skilled and experienced lawyers who will not tolerate any nonsense from businesses, their insurance companies or their hired guns. We are always available for our Lancaster neighbors and clients…to answer questions, update the progress of the case or just to talk.
Georgelis Injury Law Firm has recovered more than $50,000,000.00 for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims. We have been voted the #1 law firm in Lancaster County, PA as part of Lancaster County Magazine‘s Best-of-Lancaster Survey for 7 years running. We are proud of this honor and we will continue to work our hardest and spend as much time with you as you need, with proven results, for our Lancaster, PA neighbors and clients!
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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.