Examples of work-related injuries include assaults, falls, burns, fractures and being struck or crushed, states the Minnesota Department of Health. Cuts, electric shocks, amputations and needle-sticks are other examples.
Generally, an injury is work-related if an exposure or event in the workplace causes or contributes to the injury or aggravates a pre-existing injury, explains Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported approximately 3.1 million injury and illness cases in the private sector workforce nationwide. More than 50 percent of the cases included days of absence from work, transfers of jobs or other limitations, notes the Minnesota Department of Health.