Hello – your search for workplace-injury lawyers ends here! At Georgelis Injury Law Firm, our workplace injury lawyers are part of an award-winning firm – where skill, tenacity, and a record of success are what our clients in Lancaster, and other communities, depend on!
Below, you will have your eyes opened when it comes to the many underhanded practices that continue, every day, regarding workplace injury claims. The practices that employers and insurance companies will utilize to hinder or deny legitimate financial compensation and/or medical treatments are all done in the name of one thing—money. Our workplace lawyers won’t let that happen to you!
Many injured employees lose what they would have been legally entitled to because they didn’t have workplace-injury lawyers by their side. Employers and insurance companies will work behind the scenes to ensure a workplace-injury victim receives only a fraction of his or her entitlement – or ends up receiving nothing at all!
The bottom line is simple: contact our workplace-injury lawyer team if you feel you are being taken advantage of or if you feel the workers’ compensation process, for you, is becoming too complicated or taking too long. Contact us at 1-800-HURT NOW. There is no charge and no upfront fee. You don’t pay unless we win on your behalf!
It would be nice to think that all employers and insurance companies care about the ultimate good of their employees who have become injured on the job. Many of us, automatically, believe that would be the case; disturbingly, though, this is far from the truth.
Insurance companies are out to make a profit – a big profit – and not shelling out money for workplace -injury claims is one way to maintain their financial potency. Underhanded tactics are often used to preserve their wealth – at the expense of injured workers. Insurance companies can, and do, deny workers’ compensation claims that should otherwise be allowed. You don’t want to be in that group!
Due to time restrictions with workplace-injury claims, you’ll want to keep in mind the following:
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. Beware of the following:
Despite all this disturbing insight, there IS good news: our Lancaster, PA workplace injury 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 insurance company, and apprise you of all your options.
With work-related injuries, our aggressive Central PA workplace injury lawyers will develop a strategic plan to recover your benefits and compensation from every potential source: the workers’ compensation system, liability insurance and/or a third-party lawsuit against negligent parties. 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!
The best way to know how you will be treated by a law firm and the attorneys, paralegals and staff who make up that firm is to hear what their previous and current clients have to say about them. Georgelis Injury Law Firm has well over 100 Google reviews left by those they have helped, and every single one of them is 5-stars.
Additionally, 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, the lawyers at Georgelis Law have 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 workplace accident and injury 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!
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 workplace injury 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 the workplace accident attorneys of 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.
Do not delay – lost time can result in lost compensation! Contact our workplace-injury lawyers, today! Our Lancaster and Central PA neighbors can connect with us 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.