While older workers were historically injured less frequently, things are starting to shift, according to Travelers. In the past 12-24 months, there has been an increase in the injury rate for workers 55 years old and up. (Credit: Graham Oliver/Adobe Stock) While older workers were historically injured less frequently, things are starting to shift, according to Travelers. In the past 12-24 months, there has been an increase in the injury rate for workers 55 years old and up. (Credit: Graham Oliver/Adobe Stock)

Employees in their first year on the job and those 60 and older are propelling injury frequency and workers’ comp claims costs, respectively, according to a survey of 1.2 million claims submitted from 2016-2020 by The Travelers Companies, Inc.

Regardless of age or industry experience, employees in their first year on a job accounted for 34% of all claims and nearly 7 million missed workdays due to injury, Travelers reported.

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