Cost of Injuries and Death

I came across an interesting website from the National Safety Council the other day. The NSC does lots of stuff; one thing it does it estimate the cost of injuries and death in the USA.

For example, look at this table:

Average Comprehensive Cost by Injury Severity, 2003

Death $3,610,000
Incapacitating injury $181,000
Nonincapacitating evident injury $46,200
Possible injury $22,000
No injury $2,000

These numbers include lost “quality of life.”

Check out the other data on the value of death and injuries by clicking here.