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How Do I Know If My Employer Is Covered By Workers' Compensation?

Employers who employ one or more workers must have workers` compensation insurance. Most employees in Alaska are covered. Commercial fishers are an exception, but some fish processor workers on floating processing vessels are covered. Other exceptions are contract entertainers, some taxicab drivers, part­time babysitters, cleaning persons, some sports officials, harvest help and similar part­time or temporary workers. Most unpaid volunteers are not covered, but some volunteer ambulance attendants, volunteer fire fighters and police officers, volunteer emergency medical technicians, and volunteer civil defense or disaster workers are covered. Sole owners and partners of businesses and executive officers of non­profit corporations are not covered but may choose to buy coverage. Executive officers of corporations­for­profit are covered but may choose to waive coverage. Federal employees and most maritime workers are not covered under Alaska law, but are usually covered under federal law.

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This article is intended to be helpful and informative. But even common legal matters can become complex and stressful. A qualified workers' compensation lawyer can address your particular legal needs, explain the law, and represent you in court. Take the first step now and contact a local workers' compensation attorney to discuss your specific legal situation.

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