Young Employees at Higher Risk for Workplace Injuries

According to a recent release by the U.S. Department of Labor, workers under the age of 25 are twice as likely to be injured on the job as older workers. In the U.S., a teenage worker is injured on the job every nine minutes. In 2011 alone, at least 331 young workers were killed on the job and another 106,170 were injured.

All workers, regardless of age, should be aware of their right to a safe workplace. To further that goal, the Occupational Health and Safety Association (OSHA) has created a new website that gives young workers information on what they can do to keep themselves safe on the job and what their employers are required to do.

If you have you been injured on the job and have questions about your rights, give us a call at 317-637-2345.