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New Orleans Workers' Compensation Attorney

Our Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in New Orleans Can Help You Recover the Damages in Workplace Related Injuries or Illnesses

New Orleans is a lively city nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River and celebrated for its music, cuisine, and vibrant atmosphere. However, the bustling industries that define New Orleans, from hospitality to construction, create an environment where workplace accidents regrettably happen.

If you work in New Orleans and have suffered from a workplace injury, contact our New Orleans workers' compensation attorney. At Wanko Workers' Comp Lawyers, our mission is to protect injured workers' rights and ensure they get fairly compensated.

Here are more reasons why you should choose our legal firm for workplace injury in New Orleans:

Broad Areas of Specialization

Our seasoned team of workers' compensation attorneys specializes in various crucial areas to address the diverse needs of injured employees. We excel in worker compensation claims, ensuring your rights are acknowledged and comprehensively protected.

Our expertise extends to a broad spectrum of workplace injuries, encompassing head injuries, neck injuries, spinal injuries, heavy equipment accidents, amputation injuries, and the often-overlooked but vital area of death benefits.

We're committed to ensuring that your disability ratings and settlements reflect the true impact of your injuries, providing you with a fair and just outcome. In cases involving forklift injuries, we advocate on your behalf, pursuing both lump sum payments and the essential medical benefits you require for your recovery.

We specialize in navigating the complexities of permanent disability and rehabilitation rights, recognizing that each case is unique.

Step-By-Step Assistance

We provide comprehensive support through the workers' compensation process, starting with an initial consultation. Our experienced New Orleans workers' compensation attorney will guide you in filing your claim accurately and promptly. We also assist you with case investigation and negotiation for fair settlements.

We never settle for a lowball settlement at Wanko Workers' Comp Lawyers. Hence, we are ready to represent your case in the court- including hearings and appeals. We handle all aspects of your legal process so you can focus on your recovery stress-free.

Trusted Team of Attorneys

At Wanko Law Offices, we take great pride in our strong work ethic and the exceptional results we consistently deliver. With a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years in the domain of workers' compensation claims, we are strongly committed to safeguarding and advocating for your rights.

Serve With Compassion

We acknowledge the significant financial, physical, and emotional burdens often accompanying workplace injuries. Our team is here to provide expert legal representation and compassionate support, helping you get on the path to recovery with strength and resilience.

Proven Track Record

With Wanko Workers' Comp Lawyers in New Orleans, you can trust that your worker's compensation needs are in expert hands. We've helped numerous injured employees obtain the compensation they deserve. We can help you, too.

Get in touch today for a free consultation with our New Orleans workers' compensation attorney.

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Louisiana Workers' Compensation Claims

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Will My Injury Be Covered?

Workers’ compensation covers both mental and physical injuries and occupational diseases.
Under Louisiana law, an accident refers to anything that is unexpected, unforeseen and occurs suddenly or violently – producing an injury.
The injury:
  • may or may not produce a disabling condition
  • may allow you to still work
  • may take you out of work
Generally, your compensation will not be affected depending upon who was at fault for the accident.
An occupational disease or illness is covered if it is the direct result of exposure to hazardous or toxic materials in the workplace. If you work in Louisiana’s oil and gas or chemical and petrochemical industries, you are at a greater risk to develop serious health conditions.

Common injuries suffered on the job include, but are not limited to:

Louisiana Workers' Comp Benefits

Will My Injury Be Covered?

In Louisiana, most workers are covered under Workers’ Compensation Statutes on the first day that they begin employment. These benefits extend to all workers whether they are employed full-time, part-time or seasonally.
Additionally, employees who are minors are also covered to the same degree as if they were adults.
Primary Types of Benefits:

Indemnity/Lost Wages — weekly payments based upon your average weekly wage; you will receive 66% of your average weekly wage capped at a maximum rate

Medical and/or Death — covers all necessary and reasonable medical treatment, including doctors visits, diagnostic tests, hospital stays, surgery, physical therapy, etc.

Mileage Reimbursement — travel related expenses to and from health care provider, pharmacy, etc. Vocational Rehabilitation program designed to retrain you in an attempt to return you to work for your previous employer, or find new work.

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Being denied workers' compensation in Louisiana can be a significant setback, especially when you're dealing with the aftermath of a workplace injury. Understanding your options is crucial in such scenarios. This blog will guide you through the steps to take if your workers' comp claim is denied, ensuring you're well-informed about your rights and the […]
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Contact Louisiana Workers' Comp

Whether you have suffered an immediate injury or have endured a long-term disability or chronic illness, you deserve to have the support you need to recover. Our work injury attorneys will provide you with nothing less than compassionate understanding and exceptional legal counsel.
We’re eager to start advocating on your behalf.
CALL US (985) 893-6530
Wanko Workers' Comp Lawyers provides its service in New Orleans, Covington, Houma, Thibodaux, Mandeville and all across Louisiana
Covington Location
19295 N 3rd St #1 
Covington, Louisiana 70433
New Orleans Location
1140 St. Charles Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Thibodaux Location
406 West 3rd Street #105
Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301

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