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If you have experienced a work-related injury, you are not alone!  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics annual reports are staggering: a worker is injured on the job, every 7 seconds.  That amounts to 12,600 work-related injuries a day! Unfortunately, Pennsylvania is listed among the top 20 states that are above-the-national averages for non-fatal work-related injuries and illnesses.

As unsettling as those statistics are, there IS good news: When accidents happen in Lancaster, PA, Georgelis Injury Law Firm is here to help those suffering from work-site injuries. Our work-related injury attorneys are part of an award-winning firm whose reputation for winning matches its reputation with clients.

Our workers’ compensation attorneys have hundreds of reviews—all 5-stars—and our client testimonials speak to the results we get for our clients.

When it comes to work-related injuries, insurance companies get a bit nervous when confronted with our attorneys, because they know we make them pay!  We uncover deceptive practices insurance companies use to minimize or eliminate covered medical treatments and/or monetary recoveries for our Lancaster neighbors.

Our work-related injury attorneys will investigate your claim to determine if your employer, or its insurer, is attempting to deny or delay your rightful compensation.  Workers’ compensation is what we do.  When an insurance company’s greed overrides a worker’s right for covered medical care and financial compensation, the battle begins, and we’re out to win!

By the way, there are no up-front costs when you work with our firm. We receive only a contingency fee from our client’s monetary recoveries if we successfully handle their claim. Our Lancaster and Central Pennsylvania clients are our top and only priority!

If you feel you are being taken advantage of, or if you feel the workers’ compensation process for your situation is becoming too complicated…or is taking too long…or just ‘doesn’t feel right,’ call our work-related injury attorneys at 1-800-HURT NOW.

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Buckle Up – Deception, Ahead!

Insurance companies make huge profits. To be fair, we do need insurance companies. But when those entities shove work-related injury claims aside in hopes of denying or devaluing payments, that tactic is unacceptable to the legal team at Georgelis Injury Law Firm.

Insurance companies can encourage or entice an injured person to provide a recorded statement without a workers compensation attorney present, in hopes they say something that would generate a denial of a claim. Underhanded? – yes! Unlawful? – not necessarily. Bottom line: our workers’ compensation lawyers will partner with you to protect your rights, and to maximize your chances of winning your case for the most compensation available to you!

 

Acting Quickly is Critical!

Due to time restrictions with workers’ compensation claims, you should take the following into account:

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.

 

Don’t Let Insurance Companies Become Your Goliath

Playing games can be fun, but not if those games involve taking advantage of Lancaster workers!  Here are some ‘games’ the insurance company could attempt with you:

  • The insurance company could stop paying you at any time if it fails to file a ‘Notice of Compensation Payable’.
  • An inaccurate or incomplete description of your injuries, as reported by the insurance company, could limit your medical treatments.
  • A ‘medical case-manager’ – aka: ‘rehab nurse’ – hired by the insurance company may 1) convince your doctor (behind your back) you can return to work, before you are ready 2) state that your work restrictions can be reduced, before they should be and 3) declare you are fully recovered, when you may not be.

Our work-related injury attorneys will not allow you to become victimized!  We will assess your claim, investigate where your situation stands with the employer and insurance company, and inform you of how to best move forward.

 

Georgelis Injury Law – Voted #1!

For the eighth year in a row, Georgelis Injury Law has been voted the #1 and best law firm in Lancaster County as part of Lancaster County Magazine’s annual “Best of Lancaster” survey. Attorney Tony Georgelis, the founder and managing partner of Georgelis Law, has been recognized as a top trial attorney by numerous prestigious national legal societies, including the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top 1%, Distinguished Justice Advocates and Super Lawyers.

Together with Attorney TJ Sabatino, a former Philadelphia insurance defense lawyer, and Attorney Chris Larsen, the former top Deputy Assistant District Attorney of Lancaster County, our team at Georgelis Injury Law Firm has handled well over 100 jury trials and thousands of hearings and other judicial proceedings before the judges and courts of Pennsylvania. Our trial lawyers have succeeded in over 99% of the cases they have handled and earned over $50,000,000 in recoveries for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims.

Our legal team is ready to help you get the money you deserve 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. Whenever and wherever you need us, we’ll be there!

 

Contact Georgelis Injury Law, ASAP!

Contact our workers’ compensation attorneys in Lancaster whichever way is most convenient for you!

  • You can contact our team at 1-800-HURT NOW or 717-394-3004.
  • You can visit us at georgelislaw.com and start a LIVE CHAT.
  • You can fill out our ‘Get A Free Consultation’ form located throughout the pages of our website, and one of our workers’ comp attorneys in Lancaster, PA will reach out to you right away.
  • Georgelis Injury Law Firm is available 24/7, and on evenings and on weekends, to talk or meet with you. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we can accomplish everything safely and effectively, making sure your rights are protected and that we do not waste any time.
  • We can also visit with you at your home, your office, the hospital or rehab center—whatever is easiest and most convenient for you and your family!

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