The process of getting workers’ compensation in Alaska has been problematic lately. More workers continue to receive injuries on the job and find problems with the system. This is especially troublesome as the U.S. Department of Labor recently revealed that Alaska had the highest fatal occupational injury rate of the nation in 2017.
It is important for the state’s workers and families to understand how filing a claim for workers’ compensation works in Alaska with how high the injury rate is. While the system has flaws, there have still been several instances where the worker was at fault for not getting the coverage they needed.