Workplace injuries do not happen to adults only. Teens also suffer injuries while working and in the workplace environment. New research shows that approximately 20,000 teen workers are injured on the job with 88 of those workplace injures tragically being fatalities every year.
Workplace deaths and injuries can be a result from a wide range of things. These things include poorly regulated work environments, defective work equipment and insufficient training. Out of all of the teen jobs available, farming appears to be the most hazardous as the highest number of injuries and wrongful deaths come from that profession.
The research also found that 26 percent of all employees younger than 18 worked at least part of their work day without adult supervision and almost 1/3 of them reported to have had no safety or health training what so ever. This is troubling information. Without proper training it is only a matter of time before an injury occurs at work.
If you or someone you know has been injured or hurt at work, you need information. We encourage you to contact our highly rated Ohio workers’ compensation lawyers today at toll free 800.637.8170 to request your FREE copy of The Ohio Work Injury Book and to receive a free case evaluation. We have six locations throughout Northwest Ohio where we can meet with you to discuss your case in a free consultation. Our toll free 800 number is available to 24 hours a day, seven days a week to request any of our free informative publications and for any questions that you may have.