Neck Injuries Serious neck injuries can be the result of workplace collisions, falling objects, or accidents that cause severe whiplash. Workers who are required to operate machinery or vehicles as part of their duties are at risk of whiplash injuries on the job. People may also suffer serious neck injuries if they fall from elevation while at work. Worker’s compensation exists to help injured employees pay for medical bills, expenses, and other financial needs as they recover from the injury. If you have been wrongly denied worker’s compensation benefits, consult an experienced employment compensation attorney to discuss your legal options.