Anchorage residents who decide to make plans to provide for their families after their deaths may believe their job is done once the documents are signed. That could be true in some cases, but if an individual’s estate planning included a trust, more work needs to be done.
Anchorage’s employers are required to provide a safe workplace to their employees. When that does not happen, the potential for workplace injuries increases when compared to others who take the safety of their employees seriously. Even so, the data regarding on-the-job injuries may surprise some people.
Did one of your loved ones choose you to serve as executor of his or her estate? In this position, you will be responsible for the completion of numerous tasks that could present a challenge — and that is if everything goes smoothly.
Alaskan winters can be absolutely brutal. Yet, residents need to keep working to pay their monthly bills. During this slippery, snowy time, it’s easy to get into an accident.
Here are your options if you do.
In the Parking Lot
According to Alaska workers’ compensation law, employment begins only when the worker reaches the entrance of the business. That means if you slip and fall in your employer’s parking lot, it may be difficult to gain workers’ compensation for the incident.
However, with a good defense, it may be possible in some cases where the employer has neglected to make the premises safe within a reasonable amount of time.
On the Job
If you make deliveries, you’ll likely need to traverse icy, snowy walkways on private property. Truckers may also need to brave slippery surfaces while unloading their vehicle, stopping for food, or filling up on gas. In either situation, a slip and fall accident should be compensated by your employer.
On the Roads
Slippery services could easily lead to a car accident.
Like others here in Anchorage, you go to work every day expecting to go home safe and sound at the end of your shift. Most days that may happen, but then something happens and you suffer injuries while at work.
When it comes to the big picture, the answer is the same for every Anchorage resident. Estate planning should provide for surviving loved ones upon death and provide for the individual upon incapacitation.