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Justin S. Eppler

Can I Apply for a New Job While on Workers' Compensation?

Getting hurt at work can have a great effect on your livelihood. Unfortunately, your injury may preclude you from working that kind of job again in the future, or you may feel it’s time for you to find a safer job. If that's the case, it’s important to be aware that accepting another job could have ramifications on your workers' compensation benefits.
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Justin S. Eppler

Understanding Repetitive Stress Injuries

Every year, countless workers are affected by carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive strain injuries. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), repetitive stress injuries affect about 1.8 million workers annually. Thankfully, workers' compensation laws are designed to protect employees against such work-related injuries.
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Justin S. Eppler

Workers’ Compensation & Third-Party Claims

Employers can rarely be sued for work-related injuries, but legal action against third parties is another story altogether. Can you file a personal injury lawsuit? Third-party lawsuits can open up new avenues for compensation for injuries. In this article, we explore what options you have when considering a workers' comp claim versus a third-party claim.
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Justin S. Eppler

What Qualifies as a Workplace Injury?

Generally, any injury you suffer in a workplace situation may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. This includes not only those tasks that are part of your job description, but also may cover injuries at workplace social events and certain examples of travel on company time or in a company car.
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Justin S. Eppler

What Are Some Occupational Hazards in Dentistry?

Often, people think of a construction site or a blue-collar job which requires heavy lifting when they think about workplace accidents. However, these accidents can occur in all sorts of fields, and those who work in dentistry are exposed to many risks.
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Justin S. Eppler

How to Select an Executor for Your Estate

When a resident in Alaska decide it is time to create or update their estate plans, one of the things they will need to address is the identification of an executor for their will. This is a decision that should not be taken lightly as being named an executor of a person’s estate is not a privilege but a responsibility.
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Justin S. Eppler

Common Types of Workers’ Compensation Injuries in Alaska

Employees who engage in a lot of physical movement risk injuring themselves while on the clock. The state of Alaska allows individuals who suffered a debilitating injury or who developed a disease as a result of dangerous chemical exposure to seek financial compensation.
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Justin S. Eppler

Common Workers’ Comp Injuries

Workers in Alaska and around the country sometimes sustain injuries on the job. An injury at work could cause a short-term or long-term disability and prevent an employee from being able to do the job.
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