Summer is the time of year in which many young workers enter the workforce during summer break. Young workers are just as susceptible to work injuries as adults, perhaps even more so. In this article we are going to offer some safety tips for young workers, and talk about what to do when young workers are injured on the job.
Know Your Rights
Many young workers are unaware of their rights as employees. Familiarize yourself with your rights and make sure your employer isn’t taking advantage of you or asking you to do something dangerous or against the law. Here are some excellent resources for further educating yourself on the rights or young workers: https://www.osha.gov/youngworkers/resources.html
Follow Safety Protocols
Each industry and each company has their own set of safety rules in place to protect workers. However, it is up to workers to abide by these safety precautions to avoid injuries. Be sure to read your employer’s handbook and learn about the safety protocols in place to keep you safe.
Report Injuries Right Away
It’s important to report any work injury right away. Failing to inform your employer of an injury can cause serious issues with your claim and result in a poor settlement, or no settlement at all. Make sure you tell your boss as soon as you can after sustaining an injury on the job.
Minneapolis Work Comp Lawyer for Young Workers
For over 30 years, Dean Margolis has been helping Minnesota workers of all ages with their work comp claims. No matter how old you are, you have rights as an employee. Make sure your rights remain intact throughout your work comp claim by hiring a skilled worker’s compensation litigator. Margolis Law Firm offers free initial consultations, so it costs you nothing to speak with Mr. Margolis. Additionally, we work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, you don’t have to pay us a dime unless we win your settlement and recover money for you. Contact our St. Louis Park office today to set up your free and confidential consultation with attorney Dean Margolis.
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