Alaska Workers Compensation Law

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Alaska Workers Comp Quick Facts

The following represent the state of the law as of January 1, 2006. Please note that worker's compensation law can be complex and these laws and policies are subject to amendment at any time. If you need help with a worker's compensation issue, please consult a licensed attorney.

Is Worker's Compensation Compulsory? Yes

Are Waivers Permitted? Yes; although officers of for-profit corporations may waive coverage.

Numerical Exceptions: None.

Choice of Physician: Employee makes the initial choice of physician. The employer may establish preferred provider list but must instruct employees that they may choose any provider without regard to inclusion on employer's list.

Waiting Period For Comp Benefits After Injury: 3 days

Compensation is retroactive if disability continues for what period of time from the date of injury? More than 28 days

Attorney Fees Permitted: No fee cap, all fee awards must be compensatory and reasonable," minimum fee is 25% of first $1,000 of benefits awarded and 10% of balance, statute. A one-time consultation fee up to $300 excepted.

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