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Unintentional Injury and Accident

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What is the difference between an unintentional injury and an accident? Why is it important to make the distinction? Discuss some strategies for highlighting the difference between accidents and injuries.

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Accidental injury is random in nature, for example the pulley falls on a worker. Unintentional injury is preventable. For example, a person is playing baseball and hurts himself. Unintentional injury is a harmful act that occurs without any intention of causing damage to oneself or others. These unintended injuries mostly occur in and around the workplace or home. For example, a person climbs a ladder at home to repair the roof and falls. Accidental injury in contrast happens ...

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This solution explains the difference between unintentional injury and accident, the importance between making a distinction and some strategies for highlighting differences between the two. The sources used are also included in the solution.