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
COST CATEGORIES (click on any term for a complete definition):
- Data Table