• Injuries
  • Back injuries reportedly comprised 26.3 percent of workers' comp payments in California between 2001 and 2011-the highest percentage of any injury type. (workforce.com)
  • Back injuries have contributed to more than one-quarter of workers compensation losses in California during the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday by the California Workers' Compensation Institute. (workforce.com)
  • CWCI said that 44 percent of back-related claims resulted in lost work time, which contributed to higher costs for such injuries. (workforce.com)
  • CWCI found that back strains, sprains and other back injuries that don't require surgery accounted for 16.5 percent of California workers comp claims between 2001 and 2011-or one out of every six claims. (workforce.com)
  • CWCI noted that claimants with back injuries tended to be slightly older on average than all injured workers. (workforce.com)
  • care
  • Most back claimants worked in such industries as manufacturing, construction, agriculture and health care. (workforce.com)