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
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.