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    Can I claim for an accident as a primary school teacher?


    Can I claim for an accident as a primary school teacher?

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we have many years’ experience in helping people make personal injury claims after accidents in all kinds of circumstances. We are the best people to help you if you need to the answer to the question, ‘Can I claim for an accident as a primary school teacher? Primary school teaching is an incredibly rewarding profession. You get to see children reach new achievements and goals everyday.

    However, if you suffer an accident at work that leaves you unable to work or throws up unexpected expenses you may be entitled to compensation. The law says that if you are injured due to the negligence of others, you are entitled to compensation.

    How can someone else be negligent?

    Working as a primary school teacher is a varied role. Every day is different and throws up new challenges. It is the duty of your employer to ensure that you have the training, support and tools to meet those challenges.

    As a primary school teacher, you may have to develop skills in a wide variety of subjects from technology to physical education. It is important that you receive the necessary training to use the equipment required in your work and that equipment is in good working order. If either of these are not satisfied, your employer may be considered negligent.

    Schools should ensure that the environment is as safe as possible for both pupils and staff. If your school was not properly maintained, your employer may also be considered negligent in this instance as well. Most distressing of all can be if a pupil has caused the injury. Some pupils provide special challenges for teachers and it is vital that such pupils are supported in the classroom environment.

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    How to claim

    If you suffer an accident as a primary school teacher you should ensure you consult a doctor. Hopefully you will quickly recover and be back at the job that you love. If not, medical documentation of your injuries will be important evidence when making a personal injury claim.

    Record all the details of your accident and ask any witnesses to do the same. Make sure you know their names and contact details in case you solicitor needs to talk to them.

    You should also keep records of all the financial consequences of your accident. These will provide the basis for your compensation claim. If new expenses arise during the claims process you should keep your solicitor updated.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is here to help. Call us now to find out if you are eligible for compensation. Our free, 24-hour helpline is available any time. Our friendly advisors will be happy to listen to all the details of your accident and will be able to answer all your questions.

    If we confirm that you are able to make a claim your details will be passed to one of our expert solicitors who work on a no-win, no-fee basis. We will aim to gain you the maximum of compensation with a minimum of fuss. Call now to find out if you can claim for an accident as a primary school teacher.

    Date Published: November 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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