Injured teaching assistants are very few and far between. The roles these assistants take on are safe for the most part, and they work in safe surroundings too. Of course this doesn’t mean there is no chance at all that an injury might potentially take place.
You might be doing something as innocent as walking along a school corridor or across the playground, only to trip or fall over an obstacle or hazard that should not have been there. You might also slip over in something that has been spilled on the floor where no sign was erected to warn you of this. These are just a couple of potential examples as well – there are other things that could happen.
Are most teaching assistants safe in the work they do?
Yes, absolutely – but at the same time it is important to know you could have a right to try and claim compensation if you are among the small number of injured teaching assistants who are hurt each year. The majority of schools provide very safe surroundings in which to teach, with no potential for anyone to be hurt. However, if something did happen it might lead to ongoing problems for the injured person.
For instance, imagine you are helping with a lesson when a cupboard on the wall suddenly falls off because it was not attached properly in the first place. If this cupboard hit you it could be very painful and could lead to some serious injuries. This is an uncommon incident to happen, but you never know whether it could happen to you.
Have you already been hurt while working in this role?
Since you are already reading this article it could be you have been injured, within the last three years, in a way that makes you wonder whether compensation could be a possibility. It is only right to have the opportunity to find out more if this is the case. Perhaps your injuries are still troubling you, or you had to change jobs to do something less demanding if they were severe.
Whatever the case may be, call Accident Advice Helpline. We employ lawyers who have already fought and won cases just like this for other clients. Call 0800 689 0500 now to see whether they could fight and win your case for you as well. You never know until you call.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead