No serious injury is easy to deal with. Some people might feel like this is an obvious truth. But many of us are caught by surprise when we discover just how complex personal injuries really are. The main stumbling point is that people usually only think about injuries in terms of their own pain or discomfort.
For example, someone who has a high pain tolerance might not think that a sprain is a very big deal. After all, he’s probably had broken bones in the past. He knows he can handle the pain associated with it. But we often base these assumptions on experiences gained in the formative times in our lives. For example, most broken bones are probably going to happen during one’s young adulthood. Those are the moments when pain really is all we have to deal with if we’re injured.
Things change considerably when we’re adults though. We’re suddenly faced with a situation in which our lives are far more tightly wound together. For example, consider the case of a husband and father who suffered a severe sprain in his knee. It’s bad enough that the entire meniscus was torn, and he won’t be able to walk for some time. Worse, it all happened on the job.
Now from this we’re able to see a few quite significant issues aside from mere pain. First, there’s the problem of overall cost. A sprain is a great example of how a seemingly innocent sounding injury can often prove quite costly. When sprains involve a torn meniscus, they often require costly surgery. Next. consider the fact that his wife and child depended on his ability to work. And finally, now think about how this happening on the workplace complicates matters even further.
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