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Older workers and job-related injuries

| Mar 2, 2019 | Workplace Injuries |

There are many different issues to take into consideration when it comes to workplace accidents, from industries which are particularly dangerous to the legal options that may be available to an employee who is struggling to piece their life back together following a mishap. In this post, we will look into some issues that may apply to older workers who are hurt on the job. Even though many older workers are very experienced, and some are able to avoid accidents because of their familiarity with job-related hazards, workers of all age groups may find themselves involved in a work-related accident.

From a physical standpoint, the consequences of a work accident can be especially devastating for an older employee. It may take longer for an injured worker who is older to recover from the accident and return to their position, or they may be unable to work again as a result of the accident. Moreover, someone who has been working in a particular field for many years may have difficulty transitioning into another line of work, and many older workers have had to retire early because something went wrong while on the job.

Hospital expenses and career changes can be very costly, but these situations can also be devastating from an emotional point of view. It is critical for injured workers to explore some of the resources that could help them in life, regardless of their age. Workers’ comp may be available to some and filing a lawsuit may even be required in some instances.