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Back Pain - Leading cause of workers comp claims


The leading cause of workers’ compensation claims in the US.1

Back injuries are the most common cause of worker’s compensation claims in the US.

Did you know that 80% of Americans2 will suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives and it could be affecting their work as well. It can also be among the most debilitating injuries in the workplace and affects your ability to walk or stand and chronic pain is among the serious issues suffered by injured workers.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, back injuries accounted for 17% of all workers' compensation claims in 2019, making it the second most common type of injury after sprains and strain.1


Back pain and these types of injuries can lead to workers’ compensation claims can be a significant cost for employers as well.

In terms of the cost of workers' compensation claims due to back injuries the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that the average cost of these claims can range between $40,000 to $80,0003. This figure includes the cost of medical treatment, rehabilitation post injury, and missed workdays because of the work-related injury.

Overall, the cost of workers' compensation claims due to back injuries from poor posture in sitting is likely to be significant for employers. Employers could combat these costs by providing an office chair that is backed by science to reduce disc pressure, reduce back pain, and promote good posture in the workplace.

Be proactive, not reactive by investing in the health and well-being of your employees with an adaptable sitting solution that could reduce the risk of back injuries and workers's compensation claims.


If you are looking to reduce back injuries while sitting, look no further than Anthros.

Anthros is the only chair in the world that is guaranteed to improve posture, or your money back. The science backed, patented design, is registered with the FDA as a posture improving chair and is proven to have the lowest pressure (most comfortable) cushion on the planet (verified by University testing).

Take the next step to reducing pain, increasing comfort and maximizing performance!



  1. Meyers AR, Al-Tarawneh IS, Wurzelbacher SJ, Bushnell PT, Lampl MP, Bell JL, Bertke SJ, Robins DC, Tseng CY, Wei C, Raudabaugh JA, Schnorr TM. Applying Machine Learning to Workers' Compensation Data to Identify Industry-Specific Ergonomic and Safety Prevention Priorities: Ohio, 2001 to 2011. J Occup Environ Med. 2018 Jan;60(1):55-73. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001162. PMID: 28953071; PMCID: PMC5868484.
  2. Freberger, Janet et al. The Rising Prevalence of Chronic Low Back Pain. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2015 Feb 9;009.
  3. Dieleman JL, Baral R, Birger M, Bui AL, Bulchis A, Chapin A, Hamavid H, Horst C, Johnson EK, Joseph J, Lavado R, Lomsadze L, Reynolds A, Squires E, Campbell M, DeCenso B, Dicker D, Flaxman AD, Gabert R, Highfill T, Naghavi M, Nightingale N, Templin T, Tobias MI, Vos T, Murray CJ. US Spending on Personal Health Care and Public Health, 1996-2013. JAMA. 2016 Dec 27;316(24):2627-2646.

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