You may be wondering if you can claim for an injury as a lecturer if you have sustained injuries while working at a university or college during the past three years. If your life has been turned upside down through no fault of your own, then Accident Advice Helpline is here to help. We offer the best advice and legal representation to clients like you – those who want to recover the costs associated with their injuries. Every claim is different, so we will have to speak to you personally to see how we can assist you and provide you with an accurate estimate.
Why would I need to clam for an injury as a lecturer?
Lecturers work in a hectic environment, teaching hundreds of students on a daily basis and moving around a busy college or university. Workplace accidents are rare, but they can be serious if your employer does not prioritise health and safety. You may have been injured while moving or lifting heaving equipment or overhead projectors. Manual handling accidents like these often result in back injuries and can leave you in agony for days. If an accident like this has affected your daily life, then you should claim if someone else was at fault. For example, if it was not your job to move equipment or if it stated that two or more people should carry out the task and you were forced to do it alone, then you may be eligible to make a claim.
Lecturers are also in danger of tripping and falling in the workplace. It is the responsibility of the college or university to ensure that your working environment is safe to use. If they failed to spot potential hazards, such as a faulty electric switch or power supply cover, then they are responsible if it led to you sustaining injuries. Even if their intentions were good, you are within your rights to pursue a claim. Slips and falls are common in canteens and during lessons if pupils are using liquids. You may also have encountered harmful substances during lessons. If the accident could have been prevented, then it is likely that a third party is liable.
Other common lecturer injuries include occupational conditions like stress and anxiety, and repetitive strain injuries.
How to start your claim
Our solicitors will use evidence from the accident scene to support your claim. For this reason, it is important that you collect information from any witnesses and note down everything you can remember about the accident. All these details and any relevant financial and medical documents will help us to maximise your compensation. A claim could transform your and your family’s lives, so get in touch using our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 18, 2015
Author: David Brown