Challenge to Alaska's Workers' Comp Appeals Commission rejected

The Alaska Supreme Court today let stand a portion of a 2005 law that changed how the state handles claims by workers injured on the job. The new system established a Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission to handle claims where either the worker or the employer were dissatisfied with the original finding. Prior to the 2005 law taking effect, appeals were made directly to the state court system.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau