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Doctor with older patient Older workers may have more complex health issues that require additional care and attention. (Photo: Shutterstock)

As the U.S. work force continues to age, this will affect how workers’ compensation claims are handled. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that over the next five years, the percentage of people over the age of 45 in the U.S. workforce will increase to over 40 percent and the number of workers 55 or over will grow an estimated 25 percent.

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