Hello! If you searched for ‘best workers’ comp lawyers near me in Lancaster’, then you hit the jackpot. Not only are we workers’ comp lawyers near you and serving the residents of Lancaster and beyond, we are award-winning, voted the best in Lancaster County, PA!
Are you feeling uncertainty about your workers’ comp claim? Do you believe it is being handled questionably and taking too long? Or, have you been denied your workers’ comp claim and are at a loss of what to do, next?
Any anxieties regarding any of this or any other issue pertaining to your workers’ comp claim can be taken off your shoulders and placed on ours. Our workers’ comp lawyers are highly-skilled in this arena – an arena that is often wrought with dishonesty, deceit, and deception by insurance companies and, even, employers.
Consider us your legal fortress since we will make sure you are not victimized or manipulated by the system that, far too often, gets away with diminishing or denying workers’ comp claims. And be assured that having a powerful legal advocate by your side isn’t synonymous with paying a hefty, out-of-pocket fee. Our payment comes in the form of a contingency fee from our clients’ monetary recoveries – you have nothing to lose.
Our track record of success is well known. Our team is aggressive and no-nonsense, and we will take the bull by the horns if we suspect your employer or the insurance company is attempting foul play, in any way.
If you have any questions or concerns about your workers’ comp claim, please contact our team, right away, at 1-800-HURT NOW.
Insurance companies are necessary. We all use these valuable entities for car insurance, life insurance, home-owners insurance, etc. – they are with us and for us when we need them. A big problem, however, lies with some workers’ compensation insurance companies that put profit before people. When this mindset becomes a company’s protocol, workers’ comp cases can be undeservedly delayed or denied.
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?
Due to time restrictions with workers’ comp claims, the following information should be heeded:
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.
Employers and insurance companies want to minimize their losses. With some of them, you are expendable in their eyes. Know the following:
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 has recovered more than $50,000,000 for Lancaster County’s injured workers and accident victims. Also, our trial lawyers are credited with more than 99% of cases won! 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!
Georgelis Injury Law Firm will not charge you a penny for the time they spend on your case. The only time we take a fee is if we obtain benefits for an injured worker, if we successfully defend benefits for an employee hurt on the job or if we are able to settle our client’s claim for a lump sum payment. At Georgelis Law, we relish the opportunity to become involved in an injured worker’s claim as soon as possible. This allows us to build their claim as solidly as possible, give the hurt employee guidance and advice on medical treatment, keep an eye on the employer and insurance company and give our client total peace-of-mind from the outset. In other words, every step of the way, we will be available to answer your questions, keep you updated, address any concerns you have and be there as a sounding board for you. And, again, we don’t bill for your time, so you never have to be hesitant about calling, e-mailing or texting us. We love hearing from our clients!
Do not delay – lost time can result in lost compensation! Contact our legal team today. Our Lancaster neighbors can connect with us, in various ways:
WORK/BODILY INJURY CLAIM SETTLEMENT
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CLAIM SETTLEMENT
PERSONAL INJURY RECOVERY
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT AWARD
AUTO ACCIDENT RECOVERY
CAR ACCIDENT AWARD
SLIP AND FALL SETTLEMENT
WORK-RELATED INJURY SETTLEMENT
BUS ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT
DOG BITE AWARD
COMMERCIAL BUS ACCIDENT RECOVERY
COMMERCIAL TRUCK CRASH RECOVERY
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.