Here at Wanko Law Firm, LLC, we understand the devastating effect a work-related injury or illness can have on your physical, emotional and financial well-being.
Since 1994, we’ve made it our mission to champion the rights of injured workers and their families throughout Louisiana. We work tirelessly on their behalf to ensure that they receive the maximum compensation they deserve.
Our seasoned work injury attorneys, led by founder Steve Wanko, have over 20 years combined experience in workers’ compensation, personal injury, social security disability and long-term disability laws.
As local lawyers, we know Louisiana’s laws inside and out. Whether you’re filing a work injury claim or intend to file a lawsuit for denial of benefits, you’ll be in capable hands.
Before founding Wanko Law Firm LLC, Mr. Wanko spent his early career defending insurance companies and large businesses. He knows how the other side operates and continuously leverages his “insider knowledge” to give his work injury clients a distinct advantage.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Wanko Law Firm, LLC provides its service in New Orleans, Covington, Houma, Thibodaux, Mandeville and all across Louisiana