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What is personal accident cover?

Find out what is protected by personal accident cover and why you should get yours with PSA Insurance Solutions today.
Personal accident cover is designed to protect you against accidents that are not a result of anyone’s actions or fault and therefore cannot be claimed on someone else’s insurance. Whilst an unexpected accident is not a nice thought, it is sensible to be prepared financially for such events - as no one can be 100% certain that one won’t occur. If the worst does happen and you have not taken out personal accident cover, it can make things very difficult financially (e.g. loss of income, unexpected bills and expenses) for you and your family, which can be distressing, particularly when combined with the physical and emotional side of recovery.
Personal Accident cover will pay out compensation to you and/or your family if you are involved in a serious accident that causes injury or even death. Typically, this type of insurance is included in car insurance and life insurance policies.

What incidents does a personal accident insurance scheme cover?

There are a wide range of injuries and accidents that a personal accident insurance scheme will cover, but exactly what you are covered for will depend on your policy. Usually, incidents that personal accident insurance policies will cover include:
  • An accident or injury that occurs at work
  • Injury or death that is caused by a road traffic accident (with no one to blame)
  • An injury caused by slips and spillages
  • A loss of (or loss of use of) any body parts

Why do I need personal accident cover?

Personal accident insurance can be useful for anyone but is especially worth considering if you are self-employed. If you are self-employed, you don’t reap the benefits of a company insurance policy or work in a particularly risky environment, or you could be in a situation where your finances and/or job mean that you would struggle to make ends meet should you suffer an injury that prevents you from working. Whether or not you take out personal accident insurance is totally up to you, but some people take comfort in knowing that their finances are that bit more protected, should something happen to them.
Whilst an unexpected accident is not a nice thought, it is sensible to be prepared financially for such events - as no one can be 100% certain that one won’t occur.

How much does personal accident insurance cost?

The amount you pay for your personal accident cover will depend on the policy that you choose to take out. Each premium will cover a specific number of incidents and circumstances, but you can add additional levels to your policy for an extra cost, should you wish to tailor it specifically to you and your family’s needs. For example, covering things such as cosmetic surgery costs should you suffer scars or damaged teeth as a result of an injury or the cost of adapting your home to suit your needs if you need to after an accident are all things that will increase the price of your policy.
At PSA, we understand the importance of protecting yourself and your loved ones in the distressing event of an accident, so we offer a fantastic value for money policy that will protect you at your most vulnerable.
For more information about the cover that is offered by PSA Insurance Solutions, head over to our product page.
Find out more about PSA's Personal Accident policy
Find out more about PSA's Personal Accident policy
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