“Younger workers, who often comprise a significant portion of the seasonal workforce, might choose not to report minor injuries, relying instead on their health insurance or treating it at home,” Matt Zender of AmTrust Financial said in a report. “This reluctance to engage with workers’ compensation could artificially deflate injury statistics.” “Younger workers, who often comprise a significant portion of the seasonal workforce, might choose not to report minor injuries, relying instead on their health insurance or treating it at home,” Matt Zender of AmTrust Financial said in a report. “This reluctance to engage with workers’ compensation could artificially deflate injury statistics.”

More retail workers’ comp claims occur in January than the busier shopping months of November and December, despite the holiday period seeing an influx of less-experienced seasonal workers, according to a report from AmTrust Finacial.

During the past five years, the retail sector saw most of its reported workers’ comp claims during January, while December actually saw the least reported injuries during the period.

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