Societal Costs

The total economic cost of fatal and nonfatal preventable injury-related incidents in 2018 was $1,059.9 billion. This includes employer’s uninsured costs, vehicle damage, fire costs, wage and productivity loss, and medical and administrative expenses.

Lost quality of life resulting from unintentional injuries is valued at $4,222.9 billion. This, combined with economic losses, resulted in estimated comprehensive costs of $5,282.8 billion for 2018.

In the data below:

  • Motor-vehicle crash costs include property damage
  • Workplace injury costs include property damage from on-the-job vehicle crashes and fires
  • Home and public injury costs include estimated fire costs but not other property damage

 

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