Societal Costs

The costs of unintentional injuries are huge. The burden on employers and society in general runs in the billions of dollars annually. These figures can be hard to comprehend, so we‘ve made them relatable to quantities you might see in your daily life.

Consider these U.S. cost equivalents for 2018:

Total Cost of All Injuries

$1,059.9 billion

$0.66

of every dollar paid in personal federal income tax

$0.55

of every dollar spent on food

Motor-Vehicle Crashes Cost

$445.6 Billion

590 Gallons of Gas

for every registered vehicle

$2,000

for every licensed driver

Work Injuries Cost

$170.8 Billion

56x

Amazon’s 2017 profits

3x

Apple’s 2017 profits

Home Injuries Cost

$320.1 Billion

$375,300

rebate for each new single family home built

$0.58

of every dollar paid in property taxes

Public Injuries Cost

$159.0 Billion

$17.6 Million

grant for every public library

$119,000

bonus for every police officer and firefighter

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