Men under 25 more likely to be injured at work
According to an article on The Province, men under the age of 25 are far more likely to be involved in workplace injury than older workers or their female counterparts. 3.1% of male workers are injured on the job, although the overall rate is 2.3%.
Many experts speculate that this is because young men are more likely to work in more physically dangerous industries (such as oil or construction) than women and older men.
Others conclude that lack of experience, knowledge, and training may also contribute to the data. Since young employees have spent less time on the job than their older counterparts, they may not have gained the skills necessary to avoid potentially harmful situations.
Workplace injuries affecting young men or any other workers can be devastating, and may result in permanent disability and hefty medical expenses. If you or a loved one has been injured at work, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call 827-327-2600 for a free consultation with our Des Moines attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today.