Average yearly expenses?

Published: August 7, 2003
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Average Yearly Expenses

Severity of Injury First Year Each Subsequent Year
High Quad(C1-C4) $572,178 $102,491
Low Quad(C5-C8) $369,488 $41,983
Paraplegia $209,074 $21,274
Incomplete any Level $168,627 $11,817


These figures do not include any indirect costs such as losses in wages, fringe benefits and productivity which could average almost $49,312 but vary substantially based on education, severity of injury and pre-injury employment history. (in 1999 dollars)