A lecturer is someone who teaches a particular subject to students from the age of 18 and beyond. For the most part they will work in universities but there are some colleges that have lecturers on the staff as well.
A wide variety of activities will be included in the lecturer’s daily work schedule. These will include giving lectures, preparing them for future classes, marking work, writing research and perhaps even managing other staff members if the lecturer is in a senior role. Most days will be similar, and it is fortunately quite rare for something to go wrong while a lecturer is going about their daily work.
How might an accident happen to a lecturer?
Lecturers typically work in very safe surroundings. Lecture halls and classrooms are certainly not among the most potentially-dangerous places you could work in. However, we are all aware things might occasionally go wrong, and lecturers could be involved in accidents that could have been prevented in some cases.
For example if a projector and screen are used to help in a lecture, these should be checked to ensure they are safe to use. An electric shock from a poorly-installed system could be potentially fatal. Alternatively if the screen or projector were to fall from their mountings, they could hit the lecturer and cause injury.
Considering lecturer injury compensation
If you work as a lecturer and you are injured while doing your job, you may find you are unable to do your job in the same way you normally would. Imagine you were to break your ankle for example, because someone had left a hazard in your classroom or in a corridor. You could potentially be unable to work for a period of time, or at least not in the same way you normally would.
To this end, it makes sense to find out more information about your injuries and how they were caused. It isn’t always easy to determine whether you could claim lecturer injury compensation. That’s why a quick call to Accident Advice Helpline makes a lot of sense. Do that today by calling 0800 689 0500 so you can find out whether a no win, no fee* claim could work out for you. We can pair you with an experienced lawyer who has dealt with these cases before. Make sure you get your answers here now.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead