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Workplace injuries can happen in any industry and any setting, from chronic back pain and repetitive stress injuries in office workers to strains, bruises, and cuts in restaurants or warehouses.

Private employers reported more than 2.7 million on-the-job injuries and illness in 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the previous year, 2.4 million of these injured workers sought treatment in the emergency room, most often for conditions related to contact with objects and equipment, overexertion or other bodily reactions, and falls, slips and trips resulting in sprains, strains, or wounds.

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