Workers’ Compensation Cases
Many people have been contacting Pentlarge Law Group about their workers’ compensation cases. We do not handle workers’ compensation cases but I thought I would post a bit of information to help those of you who are looking for an attorney.
You have a workers’ compensation case if you have a job related injury. Job related injuries occur not only when you are injured at work, but, whenever your injury arises out of or in the course and scope of your employment. If you think you have a job related injury and believe you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, you should see a workers’ compensation lawyer or call the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board and ask to speak with a technician.
It is important to know that some work place injuries can lead to both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim against a negligent third party.
In some cases, a job related injury is caused by the negligence of someone other than your employer or a coworker. In such circumstances, you may have a claim against the negligent party who injured you in addition to your workers’ compensation case. This is called a third party claim. If you feel you have a job related injury caused by the negligence of some third party, feel free to call us so that we may determine if the circumstances are appropriate for us to set up a free in-office consultation
If your workplace injury does not involve the negligence of a third party, you may only have a workers’ compensation claim. Here is a link to the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board website: http://www.labor.state.ak.us/wc/. The website provides valuable information and reading material which may help you with your claim. Specifically, posted on the website is pamphlet entitled Workers’ Comp and You – Info for Injured Workers which may provide valuable insight for your reference: Go to http://www.labor.state.ak.us/wc/wc-brochure.pdf. There are important time deadlines which you must follow, so be sure to get the information you need.
At Pentlarge Law Group we consider Workers’ Compensation Law to be a specialty area legal practice and we do not handle workers’ compensation cases. The majority of lawyers who do handle Workers’ Compensation Law cases specialize in handling them. You may contact the Alaska Workers’ Compensation Board to obtain a list of lawyers who handle workers’ compensation cases.