Justin S. Eppler
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.