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How to appeal a denied workers' comp claim in Alaska

When you get hurt at your job, you have the right to file a claim for compensation. You hope the process will be simple and quick, so you can recover physically and financially. Unfortunately, you may receive a notice of denial that dashes your hopes. 

Just because your claim gets denied at first does not mean the possibility of receiving compensation is completely lost. You may be able to appeal the denial and get your rightful funds. Follow these guidelines to find out if appealing a denied workers' compensation claim in Alaska is right for you.

Domestic violence charge may affect your custody chances

Getting picked up on charges of domestic violence may have far-reaching consequences. Not only is your freedom in question, but so too may your legal custody arrangement for your children. Domestic violence is one offense that Alaska family law does not take lightly.

Whether the charge is bogus or legitimate, you have a right to know how things will proceed on both fronts. The criminal courts do not allow many chances when it comes to this charge, and often favor the victim's account unless there is evidence to refute it.

Is a divorce or dissolution of marriage right for you?

Separating after years together can make life downright difficult. How the process goes depends largely on how you and your spouse choose to proceed. When facing the end of a marriage, Alaska law gives you a few options.

Two current paths exist to legally end the union. You may go the route of divorce or dissolution. Under Alaska Family Law, the differences between the two may mean the difference between a bitter feud or ending things on a more amicable note.

The most common injuries in workers’ compensation claims

Perhaps you work in an office here in Anchorage and sprained your ankle moving supplies. Are you eligible for workers’ compensation? What if you are a painter, fell from scaffolding and broke your arm?

Here are the most common injuries that appear on workers’ compensation claims along with their causes.

Nurses, working in a hospital is dangerous

As a nurse, do you know you work in one of the most dangerous places? According to 2011 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, hospital workers experience more injuries than construction workers and manufacturing employees. While your job is to treat patients with injuries and illnesses, you are at high risk of getting hurt and sick. 

In order to work safely in a hospital, you must be aware of workplace hazards and common injuries. Once you know how you are most likely to get hurt, you can avoid hazardous situations and be more mindful.

Child custody and relocation in Alaska

Having a healthy, loving relationship with a parent can help a child's development. Maintaining such relationships can be difficult after divorce, especially in the case of relocation.

Obtaining a favorable child custody determination in regard to relocation may not be an easy process. It is important to understand a few important aspects of child custody and relocation in the state of Alaska.

Homicide laws in Alaska

The circumstances surrounding the death of a person may seem to be the fault of another. However, there is rarely a situation where the case is completely straightforward. Alaska state laws recognize this fact in the statutes regarding offenses against the person by providing a range of definitions, from murder in the first degree to criminally negligent homicide. 

When presenting their defense, many people successfully argue that the charges should be reduced to a lesser offense.

3 common types of white-collar crimes

Facing white collar criminal charges in Alaska is a serious matter. In some cases, in addition to state charges, white-collar defendants may also face federal charges, which tend to have harsher penalties.

Because white-collar allegations can have severe consequences, it is important to implement an effective defense strategy as soon as possible. If you learn you may be under investigation, do not wait until an arrest. Speaking with your attorney as soon as you suspect potential problems can help you protect your legal rights. 

3 occupational hazards for hotel housekeepers

Here in Anchorage, Alaska, tourism is one of the top industries. As someone who cleans and organizes hotel rooms, you play a vital role in our economy. Your job is a factor in ensuring visitors have a pleasant time while staying here. 

But while your work is commendable, it can be easy to overlook the dangers that come with it. Did you know hotel cleaners have a 50 percent higher injury rate in comparison to other hotel workers? This statistic may be surprising, but it makes sense when you consider the hazards you encounter every day. These are a few ways you can experience harm as a hospitality housekeeper.

Major aspects of spousal support in an Alaskan divorce

While parties usually enter a marriage with the best hopes and intentions, in some cases, the couples are better off separate. Depending on their situations, it may be possible for parties to seek spousal support.

Whether you are looking to receive or may have to pay the support payments, it is important to understand how it works. There are a few major aspects to understand in regard to spousal support in Alaska.

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