What Qualifies As A Workplace Injury?

By Justin S. Eppler

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.

If you are struggling to obtain the coverage you deserve following a workplace accident, it may be that your Alaska employer or the insurance company does not believe your injury is work-related. This leaves you with the stress of proving your claim is valid while trying to recover from your injuries. At the Law Office of Justin S. Eppler, LLC, we know how important it is for you to obtain the benefits you need as quickly as possible. Your recovery and the welfare of your family depend on it.

Common Injuries and Work Accidents

If you work in a high-risk job like fishing, construction or warehousing, you may know you are at risk for certain injuries, even catastrophic injuries such as brain trauma, spinal injuries or amputations. However, even those in lower risk jobs face dangers in the workplace. Some common workplace hazards include these and others:

  • Falls, whether from high places or ground level

  • Muscle strains

  • Machinery malfunctions

  • Struck-by accidents

You may struggle to prove that your medical condition relates to your workplace environment. Nevertheless, with a successful workers’ compensation claim, you may be eligible for benefit for any of the following common conditions:

  • Repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Chronic back or knee pain

  • Hearing loss

  • Asthma

  • Cancer

If you are dealing with these or other issues and worry that your employer or the workers’ compensation insurer will dispute your claim, contact our Anchorage law firm. We have helped injured workers across the state of Alaska, and we are ready to use our skills to your benefit.

A Resource and An Advocate

In workers’ compensation law, there are many nuances and exceptions that can quickly complicate what seems like a simple matter. Our lawyer can handle the intricate matters of law while you focus on getting well. Contact the Law Office of Justin S. Eppler, LLC, by calling today or through our online form to learn how our compassionate and determined attorney can assist you.