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Work Injuries

Work injuries are not only painful, they can be demoralizing. The State of California requires that all employers have workers' compensation insurance coverage for all of their employees and this insurance will allow you to seek chiropractic treatment if you should become injured on the job.

California also has many resources for injured workers and most can be found online:

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/ianda.html


Medical research has demonstrated that Chiropractic care can get injured workers back to work faster and with less medical costs than other treatment options.

  1. Wolk, S. "Chiropractic Versus Medical Care: A Cost Analysis of Disability and Treatment for Back-Related Workers' Compensation Cases," Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, September 1988.
  2. American Chiropractic Association, "Comparison of Chiropractic and Medical Treatments of Non-Operative Back and Neck Injuries in Montana, 1975-1978," Statistical Information from the Montana Industrial Commission, tabulated by the Department of Research and Statistics, ACA, 1978.
  3. Patrinos, Dan, "Study Backs Chiropractors," Wisconsin Chiropractic Association Journal, March 1979, p. 15.
  4. Martin R.A., M.D., "A Study of Time-Loss Back Claims; Workers' Compensation Board, Medical Directors Report, State of Oregon," ,Archives of the California Chiropractic Association, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1975
  5. Cichoke, Anthony,. D.C., and West, Henry, D.C., "A Comparative Study of Time-Loss Back Claims," The ACA Journal of Chiropractic, December 1978.
  6. Iowa Workers' Compensation Service, 1969 and 1971.
  7. American Chiropractic Association, "Comparison of Chiropractic and Medical Treatments of Non-Operative Back and Neck Injuries in Iowa 1976-1978," Statistical information from the Iowa Industrial Commission, tabulated by the ACA Department of Research and Statistics, 1978.
  8. California Work Injuries, 1970, State of California Department of Industrial Relations. Division of Labor Statistics and Research.
  9. Kansas Workers' Compensation Records, 1972.





Notice
Making a false or fraudulent workers' compensation claim is a felony subject to up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to $50,000 or double the value of the fraud, whichever is greater, or by both imprisonment and fine.