Many professions in Alaska can have unpredictable work environments. Those who work a more physical job such as an oil field worker, miner, truck driver or construction worker may have an easier time getting their daily exercise in when compared to an office desk job, but they risk their health in many other ways. Because of this, these workers often learn about compensation and death benefits before they go to work so they can prepare on how to recover from physical and financial damage after a major injury or accident on the site.
Unfortunately, the current state laws are more tailored towards certain workers. If a worker dies on the job, there is only a limited amount of people in their lives that can receive full benefits from their death. Workers and their families should familiarize themselves with the state’s current laws on the matter so they know what to expect in the event of the worker’s demise.