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0 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Workers' Compensation for Alaska on
Q: WC case-after 2 surgeries,husband is heading into surgery bc the 1st surgeron didn't do the 1st /2nd surgery correctly

My husband at every 1st surgeron visit c/o pain, last visit with 1st surgeron, dr dismissed his pain and told him to go see his PCP for high BP....requested 2nd surgeon. Surgery on 5/24/2024, dr states husband has PTSD from surgeries..theses surgerons are WC's drs, he tries to do a simple task... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Alaska on
Q: what does AS.23.30.015(g) mean to an employee?
Sara L Bloom
Sara L Bloom
answered on Nov 2, 2023

For example, you are in an accident with another driver unrelated to your employment, who is liable for the accident while you were on the clock with your employer. As a result of being on the clock, you filed for Worker’s Compensation and you received benefits under Worker’s Comp. You then... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Health Care Law for Alaska on
Q: Can I sue for improver covid isolation and obligated to return to work being covid positive? I'm not feelin well.

I work for a cannery in Alaska 16hrs shifts, they provide food and room. They hire us from out of state. I tested positive last month and this month again due to a roommate having covid. I have chest pain and can't return to work and I still have covid. tested positive three days ago. I... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Aug 29, 2021

This is something that an experienced workers' comp attorney should advise on, but your question remains open for two weeks. COVID has introduced new issues in the workers' comp sector, so it would be best for you to reach to an experienced attorney. Many law firms in this field offer... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Alaska on
Q: I have a question about the legality of workers compensation denying to pay for a surgery after it has been approved.

State: Alaska. This is about a family member who was hurt on the job. He had a first surgery that didn't go well. He then changed doctors went through the proper channels, had the second surgery which was originally approved by them. Then now after the surgery the workers compensation is... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Sep 23, 2015

Did the WC insurance carrier explain why they won't pay for the second surgery? It could be one of several reasons.

I might be able to help your family member. If he wishes, have him contact me.

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