Alaska Worker’s Compensation Laws

If you are working in Alaska and have been injured or hurt while on the job, whether at the workplace or at a third place, the Alaska worker’s compensation laws can provide you a critical lifeline. Even if you are unable to join the work because of the temporary or permanent disability caused by the injuries, you may still be able to obtain weekly or monthly payments by your employer, which is usually less than your actual working salary but is often sufficient enough to provide you financial support while you are “jobless” (unable to work) and trying to recover from a work-related injury. In the state of Alaska, the Division of Worker’s Compensation handles these types of cases. However, in order to make the best use of your legal rights and to protect your interests, it is always advisable to have a thorough understanding of at least a few basic things associated with the state laws applicable for occupational injury cases.