How much could you claim?

Find out in 30 seconds...
Injured in the last 3 years?
Was the accident your fault?
Did you recieve medical attention?
Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions

    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    £23,000 compensation for teacher after slipping in a puddle

    By David Brown on June 15, 2014

    A teacher who suffered ligament damage to their feet and ankles after slipping in a puddle in a school corridor last year has been awarded £23,000 in compensation. Whilst the claim was initially contested by the local authority, the teacher took them to court and won their settlement. With the starting salary for teachers outside London set at £21,588, this represented a substantial settlement.

    The figures were released this week after a freedom of information request from West Sussex County Council – the council refuses to identify the teacher or school involved. This latest case goes to show how many people no longer consider accidents at work as just a part of the job, and that they are actually entitled to compensation.

    Earlier this year, it was revealed that a council in Essex awarded a teacher £230,000 after they slipped on a tomato ketchup sachet at school. Although this may seem like a very high figure for a potentially innocuous accident, the amount of compensation reflects the seriousness of the injuries sustained, not simply how the accident happed.
    Have you been injured at school?

    Working as a teacher or member of staff at a school can have its hazards, just as any job can, but if you have been injured due to somebody else’s negligence, you could claim compensation. Here are a few examples of the types of accidents which have the potential to occur in schools:

    • Slip, trip or fall
    • Fall from height – for example climbing on a ladder or stool to reach shelves
    • Struck by objects falling from height
    • Scalded or burned by hot liquids or food
    • Food poisoning from food consumed in the school canteen
    • Injured by faulty equipment such as a photocopier or computer

    Whilst some accidents are clearly nobody’s fault, it is your employer’s duty to keep you safe. If they have been negligent and have failed to provide you with a safe working environment, you could be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

    Choosing a personal injury lawyer

    It’s best to choose a lawyer who specialises in personal injury compensation claims, such as Accident Advice Helpline. We don’t deal with any other areas of law and we have over 13 years’ experience in the personal injury industry.

    We’re also accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen. Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of people with successful claims for accidents at work; call us today to see how we can help you.

    Source: Daily Mail

    Share On

       

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.