Estimating the full cost of workplace injuries

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Abstract

While many studies estimate medical costs and lost wages from workplace injuries, few have estimated pain and suffering costs. This study develops a wage-risk model for railroad workers and estimates the total cost of on-the-job injuries. On average, the total cost of an on-the-job injury to a railroad worker in 1980 was between $19,500 and $22,500. These estimates are substantially higher than the sum of medical costs plus lost wages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1118-1119
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume80
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Workplace
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Costs and Cost Analysis
Railroads
Wounds and Injuries
Pain

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Estimating the full cost of workplace injuries. / French, Michael.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 80, No. 9, 1990, p. 1118-1119.

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