Construction Site Injuries and Accidents

Construction Site Injuries and Accidents

The construction profession can be both lucrative and dangerous. In fact, roughly 10% of all workplace injuries occur on construction sites. Typical worksite injuries include: Fractures Burns, cuts, and lacerations Paralysis Severed limbs Spinal cord injuries Traumatic brain injuries Due to the hazardous nature of the profession, construction industry professionals … [Read more...]

Alaska Workplace Injuries: Looking Beyond Workers’ Compensation

Alaska Workplace Injuries-Looking Beyond Workers’ Compensation

For employees who are injured on the job, workers' compensation is usually the only recovery. In limited circumstances, the injured person may have a claim outside of workers’ compensation. While workers’ compensation may be an adequate method of recovery most of the time, employees should be aware of the following: Uninsured Employer – When an employer fails to carry workers’ … [Read more...]

Accidents with Uninsured Motorists in Alaska

Accidents with Uninsured Motorists in Alaska

Like most states, Alaska requires drivers to buy car insurance before operating a vehicle. Alaska requires coverage amounts of $50,000 per person for bodily injury or death, and $100,000 per accident. Alaska also requires $25,000 property damage insurance coverage. Unfortunately, not all drivers comply with these requirements. Too many drivers on our Alaska roads have no insurance at … [Read more...]

What You Should Do After a Fatal Car Accident in Alaska

After a Fatal Car Accident

Every year in Alaska, dozens of people die in fatal car accidents. Statistic from 2015 show 65 Alaskans have been killed on Alaskan roadways that year. In other words, someone died on an Alaskan road every 5.6 days. Many of these crashes were caused by another driver’s negligence. Negligence includes drug and alcohol use behind the wheel. Authorities estimate drugs and/or alcohol were … [Read more...]

Understanding Personal Injury Claims

Personal Injury Claims

Each lawyer brings individual expertise and focus to his or her practice of law. For example, personal injury lawyers ensure you are properly made whole for negligence which results in an injury. Merdes Law Office, P.C. will make certain you are not shortchanged. What can a personal injury lawyer do for me ? A board-certified personal injury attorney is well educated and experienced … [Read more...]