Do you know that your motor insurance also provides you with personal accident benefits? The insurer will pay you a lump sum of money for accidental death or bodily injuries if the accident is in direct connection with your vehicle or while traveling in or mounting/dismounting from your private motor car.
Generally the compensation amount is as follows although it may vary with different insurers:
a) “Death” – S$20,000
b) “Total and irrecoverable loss of sight in both eyes” – S$20,000
c) “Total loss by physical severance at or above the wrist or ankle of both hands or both feet or one hand together with one foot” – S$20,000
d) “Total loss by physical severance at or above the wrist or ankle of one hand or one foot together with the total and irrecoverable loss of all sight in one eye” – S$20,000
e) “Total and irrecoverable loss of all sight in one eye” – S$10,000
f) “Total loss by physical severance at or above the wrist or ankle of one hand or one foot” – S$10,000
Note that you’ll be compensated under only ONE of the above categories. The claim is usually limited to ONE accident during the (one-year) period of insurance you have with your insurer.
On top of the above coverage, passengers of your vehicle are also covered up to half of the amount for each category stated above.
As with all other insurance coverage, the insurer will not pay under certain circumstances. These include intentional, self-inflicted injury, suicide (even attempted suicide), physical (or mental) defect/infirmity, and drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs.