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What Injuries Are Covered Under Louisiana Workers' Compensation Law?

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Dealing with the repercussions of a workplace injury can be a complex process, but knowing your rights under Louisiana's workers' compensation laws is the first step towards protecting your future. At Wanko Worker's Comp Lawyers, we're committed to guiding you through the legal maze and ensuring you receive the compensation you're entitled to.

Workplace Injuries in Louisiana: What's Covered?

Louisiana's workers' compensation laws are designed to provide relief to workers injured on the job, regardless of fault. Here's a breakdown of what types of injuries typically qualify for workers' compensation in our state:

  1. Accidental Injuries: Any unexpected physical harm resulting from an accident at work is covered. This can range from slip and fall injuries to equipment-related harm.
  2. Occupational Diseases: Illnesses that are directly related to your job or workplace conditions, such as mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, are eligible for compensation.
  3. Repetitive Stress Injuries: Injuries that develop over time due to repetitive motions or prolonged strain, like carpal tunnel syndrome, are recognized.
  4. Mental and Psychological Injuries: Mental health conditions that are a direct result of a physical injury or a traumatic work-related event may also be covered.
  5. Hearing and Vision Loss: If your job has led to a loss of hearing or vision, workers' compensation can provide necessary support.
  6. Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: If your job aggravates a pre-existing condition, leading to further injury or pain, it can be considered for workers' compensation.

The Scope of Compensation

Upon successfully filing a claim, Louisiana workers may receive benefits, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Full coverage of medical treatment related to the workplace injury.
  • Indemnity Wage Benefits: Compensation for a portion of lost wages due to work-related disability.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services: Support for retraining if you're unable to return to your previous job due to the injury.
  • Death Benefits: Financial support to the dependents of a worker who has died due to a work-related injury.

Navigating the Claims Process

The journey to receiving your rightful compensation is fraught with legal intricacies. From filing deadlines to accurately documenting your injury and navigating the dispute resolution process, every step requires meticulous attention to detail.

At Wanko Worker's Comp Lawyers, we understand the stakes are high and the process can be overwhelming. We specialize in demystifying the workers' compensation claims process, advocating for your rights, and ensuring that you get the maximum benefits possible.

Why Choose Wanko Worker's Comp Lawyers?

Choosing the right attorney can make a substantial difference in the outcome of your claim. With Wanko Worker's Comp Lawyers, you get a team that is:

  • Experienced: Years of specialized practice in Louisiana workers' compensation law.
  • Client-focused: Personalized attention to understand and meet your unique needs.
  • Results-oriented: We have a proven track record of securing favorable outcomes for our clients.

If you've suffered a workplace injury in Louisiana, it's crucial to act promptly to secure your benefits. To understand the nuances of your case and explore your legal options, reach out to our team of experts. Our attorneys are adept at handling the complexities of workers' compensation cases and are ready to help you navigate this challenging time.

For expert legal advice tailored to your situation, feel free to get in touch with us. Our doors are always open to those seeking justice, and our dedication to your cause remains unwavering. You don't have to walk this path alone; allow us to shoulder the burden and guide you towards a resolution that honors your contributions as a worker.

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.

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.
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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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