When an injury happens on the job, returning to work quickly with full recovery is the primary goal. On average, each work injury results in 21 days of disability and 99 million days of lost productivity annually. The most common work injuries include sprains, strains, cuts, punctures, fractures, and contact with objects and equipment, leading to time off of work. You should see a doctor as soon as possible following an accident at work.
Whiplash is the most common non-fatal car crash injury. One car slides into the back of another car. The front driver is suddenly thrown back and sideways. When the neck accelerates and decelerates too quickly for the soft tissue structures to control the motion, whiplash injuries occur.