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Anchorage Alaska Workers' Compensation Blog

How to protect older employees from injuries

Aging workers face the same workplace hazards as other workers, including severe injuries from falls, harmful exposures or transportation incidents. And as Americans live and work longer, the likelihood grows for work-related injuries.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health report, just under 10 percent of workplace fatalities were among workers aged 65 and older. Also, the fatality rate for older workers was nearly three times that of younger workers. Due to the apparent dangers in specific industries, it’s essential for employers to have safe practices for all their employees, despite their age.

Alaska’s workers’ comp: what’s covered and how to get compensated

Alaska has one of the most resilient workforces around. No matter how rugged of a worker you are, though, sometimes you will need time to recover from an injury. It’s in those moments that you should speak to your employer and secure workers’ compensation.

There is no shame in making use of these benefits – after all, when you’re unable to work you still need to pay your bills, make ends meet and keep food on the table for yourself and family. Alaska has unique workers’ compensation laws, and you may be wondering if you are eligible.

Disabled at work? Know the benefits protected by Alaska law

Families are often financially devastated when a parent or loved one is restricted from working and earning money as before. It is not easy to manage a halt in the flow of finances when medical bills rise and you’re forced to cope with a temporary or permanent injury.

So, what can you do when injured on the job? After seeking medical attention and possibly legal counsel for workers compensation, it is important you know employee disability rights.

How do I file a worker’s compensation claim?

There isn’t much that is more stressful than being injured on the job. Not only is it a hassle to go through medical treatment to get back to work quickly, but getting a claim processed isn’t the easiest process either.

Regardless, it is important if you experience a workplace injury to you take care of yourself right away and get your claim filed to help pay for medical bills and missed time from work.


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