Thank you for dropping by– you have reached Georgelis Injury Law Firm! We are workman comp attorneys; we are award-winning; we are passionate about serving our Lancaster neighbors, and we are proud of our record of success that gives our clients complete faith in our expertise.
If you live near or around Lancaster, and were injured while on the job, there are a few things you must know! Whether your injury was minor or serious, your lifestyle may be altered; you may lose work-time and pay, and you may have medical bills that range from hundreds of dollars to many thousands of dollars.
Are you aware that regardless of the degree of your injury, insurance companies, and in some cases your employer, will make every attempt to thwart any coverage for medical expenses and financial compensation?
It is true, and it is shocking. The fact of the matter is some insurance companies will give bonuses to agents who are able to deny the most claims! You could be a victim of this system if:
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 companies have substantial resources at their disposal, in terms of personnel and financially. This means 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.
We are formidable advocates for our Lancaster clients, and we will not allow you to be victimized. Our workman comp attorneys are always ready to battle these deceptive tactics and fight for your rights.
On a sidenote, Georgelis Injury Law Firm will not charge you a penny for the time we 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.
When you work with Georgelis Injury Law firm, we will be with you every step of the way, we will be available to answer your questions, to keep you updated, and to address any concerns you have.
You can lose your right to collect if you wait too long! Time restrictions do apply. Be aware of the following:
Report the Injury Immediately – If your work-related 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 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 continued benefits through the workers’ comp system.
Insurance companies want to minimize their losses. Beware of the following:
As our client, our workman comp attorneys will keep a close eye on your employer and its workers’ compensation insurance carrier, and we will make sure the benefits you are owed are fully realized. We will assess your claim, investigate where your situation stands with your employer and the insurance company, and apprise you of all your options.
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!
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.
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 will be there!
Do not delay – lost time can result in lost compensation! Lancaster residents can connect with our legal team, in various ways:
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
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.