Workers aged 15 to 19 have aslightly more than 10 percent chance of a week of lost time, whileworkers 65 and older have a 31 percent chance of losing that muchtime. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It's not that they have that much higher an injury rate thanyounger workers, but older workers' claims do end up costingmore.

That's according to a study in the latest FlashReport from theCambridge, Massachusetts-based Workers Compensation ResearchInstitute, which examined how age affects claim costs, costcomponents and worker outcomes.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is director, content analytics for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.