Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘duty of care’? It relates to the necessity for those in control of a particular workplace or other location, such as a school for example, to provide a safe place for people to work or learn in. It can apply in lots of different situations but in this case we will apply it to schools and other learning establishments.
Teacher negligence compensation is sometimes paid out in cases where someone has been hurt because a teacher has been negligent in some way. This might involve teaching children or even mature students at college or university. In each case the teacher will be responsible for providing a safe class, and if that is not the case they might be found negligent if someone is injured.
Examples of all manner of different injuries that might occur
An injury could result from simply slipping over on a wet or slippery floor. It might equally result from using a desk or chair that is unfit for purpose, or by taking a class where the teacher has not made sure of your safety prior to teaching.
A good example of this would be with regard to a physical education class. PE is enjoyed by thousands of pupils every week. Every class and activity should be properly risk-assessed to make sure any risks are minimised as much as possible. If this doesn’t happen, there could be an increased chance that someone will be hurt as a result.
Are you entitled to claim teacher negligence compensation?
The main thing to remember is that your injury should have been experienced within the last three years. If this is the case, you can contact a professional injury compensation lawyer to find out whether your injury was indeed caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you are in any doubt at all, make sure you give the team at Accident Advice Helpline a call. We can advise you on whether you do have a likely claim to make. The number you will need to call is 0800 689 0500, and as you might guess there is no charge at all to make that call.
You may find one of our professional injury compensation lawyers is in the ideal position to help support you through the claims procedure, so why not call us today to find out if this is the case?
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead