An analysis of two million insurance claims has revealed GP’s and surgeons are the drivers most likely to cause car accidents. The results, revealed by Moneysupermarket.com, showed that GP’s and surgeons were almost 100 times more likely to cause car accidents than a building society clerk.
361 out of every 1,000 surgeons who drive made an at-fault claim over the last five years. The rate for building society clerks was just 3.5 claims in every 1,000 drivers. In fact, the top occupations making an at-fault claim included other healthcare professions too – district nurses, hospital consultants and health visitors. It’s thought tiredness and stress may be behind the figures. Kevin Pratt, a car insurance expert for Moneysupermarket.com said, “There is no doubt that surgeons, GP’s and health visitors are all stressful jobs, so lack of time or tiredness would mean that these drivers are more likely to make an at-fault claim.”
Building society clerks are by far the safest drivers on the road, the analysis revealed, with audit clerks and typists also less likely to claim than some other professions. If another driver hits your car, your insurance premiums will still rise, even if the accident was not your fault.
Claiming compensation for a car accident
Sometimes, accidents can happen which are nobody’s fault, but if a careless driver has pranged your car and you have been left injured, have you considered claiming compensation? Tiredness and stress can be a leading cause of accidents, as can distraction, using your mobile phone when driving or speeding in poor weather conditions. Although your premium will still rise when making a claim on your car insurance for an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim for injury compensation. There’s a three year time limit in place for claims of this nature, so make sure you don’t miss the deadline – contact a personal injury lawyer for advice.
What can Accident Advice Helpline offer?
If it’s advice you’re after, the team at Accident Advice Helpline can offer plenty of it – in confidence and with no obligation to proceed with a claim. So call our freephone helpline to speak to one of our professional personal injury lawyers; we work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, and we come highly recommended by our patron, TV personality and UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen. However you’ve been injured, we are here to help, and the good news is that most claims can be processed in full over the phone, so it’s unlikely you’ll need to attend court. Why not call us today to find out more about what we can offer you?