As your children enter the workforce, it is important to educate them on what work safety entails. Unfortunately, many workplaces that hire teenagers for seasonal and temporary work do not follow work safety guidelines. You can learn more about work safety for teens below in order to ensure your child’s safety and rights.
If your teenager has had their work safety rights violated, contact our worker’s compensation attorneys at Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C.. Our attorneys have years of experience dealing with workplace laws and regulations, and we can help discuss your teenager’s legal rights and options.
Call us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation at (312) 236-2900.
According to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Teenagers are twice as likely to be injured than an adult while working due to their work assignments, environment, and a lack of experience. According to the National Consumers League, the top five most dangerous jobs for teenagers are:
NIOSH assesses that 158,000 teenagers in the United States are injured annually while working. Some common causes of teenager workplace injuries include:
These conditions and more set the stage for teenagers to suffer a severe injury while working.
When a teenager is under the age of 18 and begins working, a parent will typically have to sign a work permit. In addition, parents should have open conversations with their teenager in order to ensure they are working in a safe environment and their rights are not being violated. Some questions to ask your teenager could be:
All these and more are good questions to begin an open conversation with your teenager about their work environment.
Even as a teenager in the workplace, you have rights. If your teenager has been injured while working due to no fault of their own, they may be eligible for compensation for any injuries. Our Chicago workers’ compensation attorney can help assess your teenager’s case and will discuss all legal options.
Call Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation at (312) 236-2900.