St. Louis Work Comp: New Workers Suffering More Injuries on the Job

If you are a new hire in an industry with a high turnover rate, you are at greater risk to be injured while performing your job. Statistics released by the Institute for Work & Health show that a new employee is more than three times as likely to be injured while working than someone who has been on the job for over a year. If you are a business that has a high turnover rate, that statistic can be of great concern and may make your risk for workers’ compensation claims higher, meaning higher premiums for you. It also means if you are a new hire in an industry with a high turnover rate, you are at greater risk to be injured while performing your job. Why the difference between seasoned and new workers? There is not just one reason why new workers are more prone to injury than seasoned workers, usually there are a combination of factors that predispose those who are new to a job to sustain an injury. The most common reasons for a higher risk are: New workers are…

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