When considering how much something costs, we might say an expensive item is worth an arm and a leg. When it comes to workers' compensation, insurance companies and lawmakers actually work to determine the cost of an arm and a leg.
Workplace injuries can have a wide variety of effects on your life. You may be hurt and wind up missing a few days while you recover. More severe injuries may demand a trip to the hospital, surgery and rehabilitative therapy, requiring months off work before you are finally well enough to return.