Insurance: riskiest occupations revealed

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MoneySupermarket has revealed the top ten professions that make the fewest and most at-fault claims on their car insurance, with data processors, doctors and estate agents taking the top spots for number of claims.

The comparison site analysed over 13 million car insurance quotes run on the site over 12 months and found data processors are the profession most likely to make an at-fault claim on their car insurance, followed closely by doctors, and estate agents. Chartered accountants come in at the fourth most likely, followed respectively by air cabin crew, solicitors, scientists, staff nurses, marketing managers, and electronic engineers. 

At the other end of the scale, the analysis also revealed the professions who make the fewest at-fault claims on their car insurance. Pickers are the safest drivers on the roads, followed by packers, painters and flood processors. Car salesman, car delivery drivers, drivers, and car body repairers came in fifth to eighth place respectively – all of which are professions with cars and driving at their core. Construction workers and electronic engineers came in at ninth and tenth place.

Peter Harrison, car insurance expert at MoneySupermarket, said: "Claiming for either an at-fault or not-at-fault accident will have an impact on the cost of your car insurance premiums. Our research shows the average claim value for an at-fault accident is £3025, and these types of claims represent more than half of all those registered on the site”.

Top ten professions registering the fewest 'at fault' claims: 

  1. Picker
  2. Packer
  3. Painter
  4. Food processor
  5. Car salesman
  6. Car delivery driver
  7. Driver
  8. Car body repairer
  9. Construction worker
  10. Porter 

Top ten professions registering the most 'at fault' claims: 

  1. Data processor
  2. Doctor
  3. Estate agent
  4. Chartered accountant
  5. Aircraft cabin crew
  6. Solicitor
  7. Scientist
  8. Staff nurse
  9. Marketing manager
  10. Electronics engineer