Workplace injuries result in losses to the worker and their families, but also to the economy regarding lost production and the costs of medical care. The nearly 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2014. What is the cost of debilitating workplace injuries and who pays? On average, there are 23,000 on-the-job injuries in the United States daily. This amounts to 8.5 million injuries per year and a huge cost to workers, their families, and our economy, approximately $192 billion. Workers deal with more than just injuries. Hundreds of thousands of them develop illnesses on the job, costing $58 billion a year.