In 1994, TRL carried out research commissioned by Shropshire Child Accident Prevention Group to value home accidents using the costs associated with road accidents (Hopkin and Simpson, 1996). This research included a review of the methodology of the valuation of road accidents and the implications for costing home accidents using this methodology. The research described in this report updates the distributions of home accidents in terms of injury severity, injury type and casualty age with the latest available Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance Systems data (2002) and re-estimates the cost of accidents in the home, presenting estimates in 2009 values.

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