Societal Costs

The total economic cost of fatal and nonfatal preventable injury-related incidents in 2020 was $1,158.4 billion. This includes employers’ 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 $5,180 billion. This, combined with economic losses, resulted in estimated comprehensive costs of $6,287.4 billion for 2020.

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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