X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

According to a survey conducted for the Center for Disease Control, 51.5 percent of adults reported a chronic musculoskeletal condition in 2009, twice the rate of chronic heart or respiratory conditions. This issue is so pervasive it is the third most common reason that Americans seek medical attention.

A U.S. Department of Health study showed that from 1996 to 2004 managing musculoskeletal disease, including lost wages, cost an average $850 billion annually, making it the largest workers’ compensation expense. For employers paying workers’ compensation claims, the economic strain has reached a tipping point. How significant is this specific category of injuries? Consider:

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.

INCLUDED IN A DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?

PropertyCasualty360

Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.