THE TRUE COST OF AN ACCIDENT

Injured worker and hardhat on weathered boards

Accidents can happen quickly, but the lasting effects can last a long time afterwards. But what about the costs associated as the result of an accident? The costs involved are both direct and indirect; however, the employee who was injured will be the one who pays the most. The costs associated with an accident are not about just dollars and cents; it also reaches the quality of life to which a person may aspire to enjoy.

Some direct and indirect costs associated with an accident:

  • Lost wages and overtime
  • Medical bills
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Lost time with friends and family
  • Loss of productivity on and off the job

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One split second of carelessness could change your entire future and the costs of an accident could be more than you are willing to spend. Work safe- avoid the true costs of an accident.