Alaska is home to some of the most dangerous occupations in the United States — including those in the commercial fishing, oil, forestry, construction, and manufacturing industries. Unfortunately, workplace injuries can arise in these fields, and in any other occupation, when you least expect them. When they do, the physical, emotional, and economic impact on you and your family can be significant and the need for a work injury lawyer becomes apparent.

If you’ve been hurt on the job, you may think the only financial help available to you is Workers’ Compensation. However, these benefits are rarely enough to cover the full extent of your losses. It’s important to be aware that if your injury was caused by the negligence of a third-party other than your employer, you may be able to recover your economic and non-economic damages in a personal injury action. Work injury lawyer Eric Derleth has over 25 years of experience representing Alaska workers who were hurt at work in personal injury actions — and recovering the compensation to which they are entitled.

Reliable Representation for Workplace Accidents in Alaska

Workers' Compensation benefits are meant to relieve the financial burden of an on-the-job injury as a worker obtains medical treatment and spends time recovering. But often, Workers’ Compensation does not sufficiently compensate a workplace accident victim for their full monetary losses. It also does not hold the responsible party accountable for human losses, such as the worker’s pain and suffering. In such cases, it may be necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent third-party who should be held to answer for your losses.

Work injury lawyer Eric Derleth understands how important your personal injury claim is to you and your family. He will work tirelessly to investigate your workplace accident claim and hold the negligent third-party liable for the harm their carelessness or recklessness caused you to suffer on-the-job. With a deep understanding of the law, Eric handles every case with personalized time and attention to help ensure the best possible outcome is achieved.

Skillful Advocacy to Recover Full and Fair Compensation

A workplace accident can be stressful, overwhelming, and life-changing. Work injury lawyer Eric Derleth is committed to representing victims of workplace accidents in personal injury actions to help ensure they obtain the maximum compensation to which they are entitled. He works diligently to recover the following economic and non-economic damages on behalf of his clients:

  • Unreimbursed medical bills — Workers’ Compensation benefits may not cover the full extent of your medical bills. You may be entitled to recover compensation for your unreimbursed medical bills in connection with your accident-related treatment.
  • Lost wages — Although Workers’ Compensation will provide up to a certain amount of your lost wages, you may be entitled to recover the full extent of your wages by filing a personal injury action.
  • Future lost earnings — In severe cases, a workplace accident victim may become permanently disabled and be unable to perform their job. You may be eligible to claim future lost earnings in a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Out-of-pocket costs — You might be entitled to compensation for the out-of-pocket costs you incurred as a result of your injuries.
  • Pain and suffering damages — Non-economic damages are commonly referred to as “pain and suffering” damages. This category of damages compensates for the physical pain and mental anguish a workplace accident victim experienced as a result of their injuries.
  • Punitive damages — This category of damages is awarded in limited cases where a defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious. Punitive damages are capped by Alaska law at three times the amount of compensatory damages or $500,000, whichever is greater.

Workplace injury cases can be complicated — and establishing a third-party’s liability is often complex. If you’ve suffered an injury on-the-job, you need a knowledgeable work injury lawyer by your side to help you navigate the legal process associated with obtaining your rightful compensation. Known among clients and colleagues as “The Trial Guy,” Attorney Eric Derleth possesses extensive courtroom experience and has an impressive track record of success at trial. Whether your workplace accident case requires a relentless negotiator or an unwavering litigator, Eric is dedicated to upholding the rights of his clients and won’t allow them to settle for less than they deserve.

Contact an Experienced Alaska Work Injury Attorney

If you were hurt in a workplace accident, you may be entitled to receive monetary recovery beyond Workers’ Compensation benefits. The Trial Guy, Eric Derleth, handles a wide variety of matters associated with workplace accidents, including personal injury claims against negligent third parties and obtaining Social Security Disability benefits for injured workers. From his office in Soldotna, work injury lawyer Eric Derleth proudly serves clients on the Kenai Peninsula, in Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, Juneau, and throughout Alaska. Call today at 907-262-9164 or contact our law office for a free, confidential consultation to learn how we can help. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week