The total economic cost of fatal and nonfatal preventable injury-related incidents in 2021 was $1,255.4 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 $5,844.6 billion. This, combined with economic losses, resulted in estimated comprehensive costs of $7,038.6 billion for 2021.
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