People who sustain injuries in road traffic accidents often experience ongoing physical and mental health problems. They are also subject to complex institutional arrangements that govern who pays for their treatment, whether they receive compensation for their injuries and how they may go about obtaining such compensation differs by jurisdiction.

The health burden created by major injuries, such as spinal cord and brain injury, is clearly recognised. What is not so well recognised is the costly impact associated with the large number of non-hospitalised injuries that occur each year as a result of road traffic crashes. Despite the fact that non-hospitalised minor injuries comprise approximately 75% of all survivable road traffic crash injuries, the poor physical and mental health outcomes in this group receive little research attention.

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Professor Luke Connelly

Professor - CBEH
Centre for the Business and Economics of Health