Alaska workers have certain rights, including the right to a reasonable expectation of safety on the workplace. Even the most dangerous jobs should have certain safety standards in place in order to reduce the chance of unnecessary accidents. However, accidents can still happen, and when they do, workers may find themselves dealing with painful injuries that can require expensive medical treatment and time off work.
Workplace injuries are more than just an inconvenience. They can be expensive to treat, and it can be difficult to pay your medical bills if you can't even go to work. This is why workers' compensation insurance exists – to meet the needs of injured workers. It is in your interests to know what types of benefits you may be able to get and how you can navigate the claims process.