New Hires More Likely to Get Hurt on the Job
Did you know?
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 40 percent of injured employees have been on the job less than one year.
Herndon airport injury lawyer Doug Landau anecdotally notes that many of his seriously injured clients were new to the job. In fact, he has had several permanent workplace injury cases where his clients were in an an accident their very first week on the job! More experience workers often have greater awareness of safety protocols and dangers in the workplace.
Another common reason so many injuries occur during the first year on the job is that supervisors assume new employees already have workplace safety knowledge and so they do not take the time nor care to properly train and educate new hires.
Also, if you were recently hired somewhere, don’t be afraid to ask necessary questions, especially when it comes to your and others safety. If you or someone you know was injured on-the-job and there are questions as to how best to move forward, please email us or give us a call (703-796-9555) at Abrams Landau, Ltd.