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Which professions make the most car insurance claims?

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Doctors and other medical professionals make the most car insurance claims annually, according to research published by

A top ten, covering the past two years, was led by GPs – 28 per cent of whom have made a claim in the past three years.

Health workers generally fared poorly in the rankings, with 27 per cent of hospital consultants, 26 per cent of drug addiction counsellors and 25 per cent of health visitors all making claims – far beyond the national average of 15 per cent.

At the very bottom of the rankings are car dealers, at 4 per cent. Other vehicular vocations, such as couriers, car valets and van drivers were almost amongst the safest – although painters, plasterers, and professional footballers also performed well. The table below list the results in full.


The figures do not reveal the value of claims by profession, but job titles can impact the size of a car insurance premium. For more information on the factors that influence how your premium is priced, and how to reduce your car insurance premiums, please visit the Your Money guide.

“Stress can have a dramatic effect on both a person’s cognitive functions and their overall health. Often, when people experience a particularly stressful day they find that they become especially clumsy or absent minded as they struggle to concentrate on tasks,” Andrew Smith, professor of health psychology at Cardiff University, said. “The medical profession is typically regarded as highly stressful.”

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