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These Professions Don’t Make Great Drivers

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These Professions Don’t Make Great DriversNEW YORK – Your job can be stressful, and that stress can affect the way you drive. So, it may not be surprising that those working long hours in a high-pressure environment have the highest premiums.

A new report found that those who work in the healthcare industry are also some of those most likely to cause a car accident – and general practitioners are twice as likely to make a claim than other careers.

According to the study, almost 13 percent of GPs have been in a car crash in the past five years, and several other healthcare professions dominated the list of jobs that have oddly high claim rates. The top ten most at-risk careers include:

  • District Nurse (10.46%)
  • Drug Addiction Counselor (10.49%)
  • Optometrist (10.6%)
  • Dietician (10.6%)
  • Hospital Doctor (10.66%)
  • Psychologist (10.73%)
  • Surgeon (11.13%)
  • Chiropodist (12%)
  • Hospital Consultant (12.65%)
  • General Practitioner (12.98%)

Experts say those who work in medicine are typically under a high amount of stress, and that kind of pressure has a huge impact on the way they drive – even when they aren’t distracted. Unfortunately, these careers are often demanding, and it can be difficult to leave work at the office when a person gets in their car, researchers said.

In contrast, some jobs make very safe drivers, like butchers. Only one-percent of those who work in the meat-packing industry have filed a claim in the last five years. Other relatively safe drivers included:

  • Construction Workers (3.49%)
  • Couriers (4.70%)
  • Athletes (5.44%)


The new findings are not only concerning for those working in the healthcare industry – it should also concern patients and their families.

Occupational health experts say high-stress professions, like those found in a hospital, can dramatically affect a person’s cognitive functions and overall health. In many cases, a person can become clumsy or absent minded, and they can often struggle to concentrate on tasks.

Driving a vehicle is just one of those important tasks. In some cases, stress has been linked to medical errors.

Those mistakes are now the third leading cause of death in the United States, claiming over 250,000 lives each year. A New York medical malpractice lawyer at Cellino & Barnes says almost all of these accidents are preventable, but hospitals continue to place high demands on their doctors and support staff.

If you or a loved one has suffered as the result of a medical error, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Some of these errors include:

  • Birth Injuries
  • Treatment Errors
  • Incorrect Diagnosis
  • Pharmaceutical Errors
  • Infection
  • Incorrect Dosage/Prescription

When any of these mistakes happen, you need someone to stand-up for your rights. The New York medical malpractice lawyers at Cellino & Barnes have represented injured victims in the Empire State for over 50 years, and they’ve helped clients obtain more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts.

An experienced New York medical malpractice attorney can fully investigate your claim, to help you and your family get the best result possible. For a free consultation, contact Cellino & Barnes today.

Cellino & Barnes 800-888-8888

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