Health and Safety Statistics in the UK for 2014/15 Released by the HSE for Great Britain


Some more statistical analysis here, following on from the recent Brake news we posted. This time from the Health and Safety Executive. We’ve copied their information into the blog post below which shows some statistics on accident data in Great Britain from the last couple of years.

Those HSE Stats in Full from 2014 into 2015.

Those HSE Stats in Full from 2014 into 2015.

Please be sage, and make sure you don’t become a statistic this year in 2016. It would be amazing if we could help to cut the amount of personal injury and accident claims that are made in the UK each year, as they have recently been rising according to some data released.

To read the HSE statistics in full please visit:

Frightening Statistics on Road Accidents from the Brake Charity


Almost two thirds of drivers (63%) don’t know the correct position a headrest should be in to help prevent serious injury in the event of a crash. A similar amount (64%) don’t always check their headrest before setting off on a long journey.

Frightening statistics I am sure you will agree.

These statistics were recently released by Brake, the road safety charity. They do lots of excellent work in order to prevent road accident and deaths in and around the UK.

Alice Bailey, Campaigns and communications officer for Brake, the road safety charity, said:

“As a whiplash victim myself I understand all too well the lasting damage this kind of injury can do. Despite hours of treatment I still suffer with neck pain more than 15 year after I was involved in a crash.

Brake works tirelessly to prevent crashes in the first place urging drivers to make the roads as safe as possible by driving slowly and safely and using other forms of transport wherever possible, but if you are involved in a crash having your headrest set correctly can help minimise the injuries of the driver and passengers.

We would urge all drivers to familiarise themselves with the correct position and check their own and their passengers headrests before each journey. It’s a simple task that takes just a matter of seconds that could help prevent years of pain.”

We would encourage any accident claims companies in the UK to take up sponsorship with Brake as they do such good work in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

For more information please visit their website on

The Setting Up of a Solidarity Fund for Victims of Serious Accidents


In partnership with some of the accident claims companies we work with, the idea is to set up a solidarity fund. More information can be found below.

Solidarity fund for the families of victims of fatal accidents at work or in voluntary work


Recognition of the social value of work and volunteering, supporting the families of workers and volunteers fatal accident victims, as ordered by the provincial law.


Fatal accidents:

  • workers at work (with or without compulsory insurance against accidents at work);
  • in the line of duty to:
  • law enforcement;
  • armed forces;
  • Body provincial forestry;
  • municipal police;
  • body of firefighters standing;
  • voluntary mountain rescue and caving;
  • firefighters;
  • operating structures provincial civil protection;
  • persons who perform the service of the sick in transport agreement with the APSS.
  • in the discharge of its responsibilities:
  • public administrators of the institutions of Trentino for accidents occurring after December 1, 2009 and before October 26, 2011.


The question of the intervention may be filed on behalf of the household master, by one of the partners of the victim at the time of the fatal accident.

The components must be linked to the victim by reports:

  • Spouses;
  • Cohabitation;
  • Kinship to the second degree (parents, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren)

Requirement of residence in a town in the province of Trento at the time of the fatal accident is the victim of family members.

ICEF indicator of the household of less than 0.36.


The maximum extent of the contribution is of EUR 25,000 for an ICEF indicator zero and is reduced proportionally with increasing ICEF indicator to zero. In the case of amounts greater than zero and less than 500 EUR, will riconosciutol’importo minimum of 500 Euros.

The contribution is further reduced in relation to the number of beneficiaries in the family and to their degree of kinship with the deceased.

Number of beneficiaries and their degree of relationship Percentage reduction

  1. Four or more components related to the deceased by the bond of marriage, cohabitation or descendants of first degree 0%
  2. Three components related to the deceased by the bond of marriage, cohabitation or descendants of First Instance of 10%
  3. Two components related to the deceased by the bond of marriage, cohabitation and descendants of First Instance of 20%
  4. A component related to the deceased by the bond of marriage, cohabitation or descendants of First Instance of 30%
  5. In the absence of the components referred to in 1. to 4., one or both parents of the deceased 40%
  6. In the absence of the components of which from 1. to 5., three or more second-degree relatives 50%
  7. In the absence of the components of which from 1. to 5., two second-degree relatives 60%
  8. In the absence of the components of which from 1. to 5., a relative of the second degree 70%


The application for the grant is submitted electronically within 90 days after the cause of death to the Agency, for through the points of information and assistance to the public and the institutions of the Province of patronage and social care.


In cases of fatal accidents in the Trentino for which it is not for the contribution of the above for lack of a requirement of residence in a town in the province of Trento at the time of the fatal accident and / or indicator ICEF less than 0.36, It is granted a contribution of solidarity:

– Transporting the body out of the province at the place of origin of the deceased;

– Provided that the burden of transport is not under other topics;

– The application submitted within 30 days from the transport.

New Infographic Regarding Child Safety Seats (Road Accident Claims)


As a parent your child’s safety is paramount. Cars accidents are amongst the most common causes of childhood serious injury so it’s imperative that you take any actions you can to improve your kids’ safety from a road accident.

Take a look at this stunning infographic about buckling up in the car.

  • You don’t want your child injured.
  • You don’t want to have to make accident claims.
  • You don’t want to consider anything worse.


Some of the Best Tweets from the THINK! Road Safety Twitter Account


thniAs you should already know, we’re great fans of the THINK! road safety campaign, so today decided to compile some of their best tweets into one easily digestible blog post.

They work tirelessly to enforce road safety accident knowledge and do a sterling job.

You can follow them on Twitter here like we already do:

New Drink Driving Video

Buckle Up on the Roads Infographic

Seat Belt Safety Awareness

The Tales of the Road Campaign for Child Safety from Road Accidents


thnikIn the UK there is a road safety charity inititiave called THINK! It’s one of the best initiatives that we’ve ever seen.

The messaging is on point, and the “marketing” materials that they put out for accident prevention are second to none.

Here’s a video montage of their Tales of the Road campaign which focused on reducing children being involved and hurt in road accidents including a focus on child safety seats and restraints.

Find Out More About THINk!

For more information please visit their website which is

5 Emotional Injuries That Make Children Problem Adults


The childhood wounds still open again in adulthood!

healerIt was nice to be good and responsible adults, we all have our faults, our limitations, our blocks. And we read the well-being and personal development books, we do yoga, it is converted to Buddhism or we go see a shrink, these limitations are related to childhood injuries .

In any case Lisa Bourbeau’s assertions in his book The five injuries that prevent him from being himself.

Betrayal, humiliation, mistrust, abandonment, injustice … These emotional wounds are hidden deep within us for many years and it is because of them that we can not exploit our potential. Here is a small guide to recognize and perhaps appease them. Finally.

1. The fear of being abandoned

The child too lonely and isolated adult who becomes a fear of abandonment.

For a child, there is nothing worse than feeling alone and not sufficiently protected in the first years of his life in a world he does not know and he does not understand very well. As an adult, he is afraid to relive this pain, this abandonment. So he prefers to be the one who gives up first. In general, this is an unstable person, who is struggling to complete its projects and to be reliable in long term relationships.


These people must understand what makes them so scared and used to love the other. Accept physical contact, hugs. One of the techniques can also be accepting his solitude to understand that it is not an enemy. This allows to find the world and others with newfound confidence.

2. Fear of rejection wipe

The child who was told not his childhood becomes an adult who is afraid to accept his feelings.

Even when we are children, we have the right to be right sometimes. To face “no” all the time (especially on the part of parents and relatives) creates adults who do not trust them. They tend to devalue, to have fairly low opinion of themselves. These are people who often isolate themselves because they do not understand why they deserve the affection or attention. They tend to panic, especially when you ask them their opinion or to speak in public.

To overcome this injury, we must dare to challenge themselves, to take major decisions, such as starting a new job, live alone. Other lost count, learn to faires choices for you and only for you!

3. Humiliation

The child has suffered humiliation in the early years often becomes an adult who has a hard time falling in love.

The sense of humiliation among children can take lots of forms: tell a little boy or a little girl he did everything wrong, it’s annoying, awkward or nasty example. Upbraid him in front of other people. Compare with other children who would be “more this” or “that more” than himself. These humiliations destroy the child’s esteem and make a dependent adult who need the advice of others to feel alive. This can also cause nasty and selfish people who behave like this only because of a defense mechanism, never to be humiliated!

To break away from these bad habits, it is advisable to address their needs and fears, but also on the notion of freedom. Free of others. Royalty its own determinism. Free to be who we want to be without limit.

4. Fear of trusting (and betrayal)

Children who have experienced betrayal in their youth become suspicious and negative adults.

It is never good to make promises to a child and not to take them. Even inventing excuses to justify the child understands the deception. As an adult, the feeling of mistrust does not diminish, on the contrary, the adult world is not always very honest. Betrayed children are insecure and suspicious of them adults who never believe deserve what they get. These are also people rather negative and perfectionists who want to control everything and that can be very authoritarian and domineering.

To turn the tide, we must learn not to want to control everything. How ? By being tolerant, patient and above all, very respectful of others and their opinions. Also learn to be alone and do nothing, this opens the mind.

5. The sense of injustice

Children who had the impression of living injustices become adults who want to be very important and have great power.

The children who were asking too much and feel they will never be up to the requirements requested develop a sense of worthlessness, inefficiency. Growing up, they can become rigid and extremely demanding in turn. They can become downright fanatical of the order and power, convinced that they must become important to make decisions. But they can also take extreme and irrational decisions.

To fight against these abuses, we must do work on self and the feeling of suspicion and mental rigidity. Learn to be flexible. Learn to be a simple man. Learn to trust others. Your life you seem much simpler, at once!

It leaves the last word to Lisa Bourbeau:

The first step is to accept that injuries are part of us, to give us permission to annoy us and, above all, to give us time to overcome them.

Do You Want Your Company to be Featured on the NCA Website?


uthorAt the moment we are actively encouraging third party content from people to post on the Native Child Alliance website. If your business or organisation is interested in child safety and would like to be featured then please do contact us.

In particular we welcome posts from the following types of organisations:

  • Companies that manufacture safety products and equipment
  • Child safety charities from the UK, USA, and Canada
  • Accident claims lawyers or personal injury solicitors
  • Third party bloggers who blog about accidents or child safety

We do not want any type of content that is overly-promotional, we want content that has a point. So with that in mind we are looking for items that raise awareness and offer value.

Of course, you are allowed to have a link on any content that you give us, most of the time in the footer as a byline from you as an author. We also only want people who have genuine Google Plus Authorship accounts.

So if that sounds like and you feel you can contribute to the NCA website then please do get in touch with us as soon as possible.

Child Safety Tips for Reducing the Risk of Household Accident Claims


Keep your loved ones and children safe at home and lower the risk of accidents by learning about aspects that you should try to avoid in the house.

This superb video includes some excellent pointers on some of the more prevalent house-hold accident claims such as drowning, garage door malfunctions, guardrail and handrail accidents, poisoning, fires and contained spaces. You can read a similar post and watch a related video on this December article as well.

Keeping Children Safe in Car Accidents With Child Safety Seats


If you are a parent, then one of your greatest fears will be child safety when it comes to travelling in your car or vehicle. Child safety seats are designed to keep kids safe, but they must be fitted correctly, and by a qualified specialist.

In this video an American road accident claims lawyer helps you to understand the importance of replacing your child safety seat after you have been in an accident. If you have been involved in an accident then it is paramount that you employ the services of an accident claims company or personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the legal minefield. Watch the full video below.