Teaching assistants play an essential role in many classrooms. They help support teachers in many different ways, and while some begin work as trainees others already have extensive experience in working with kids. The role encompasses many different tasks, some of which will be done in association with the teacher in charge of the class.
The one thing no teaching assistant would expect to happen is to be injured in any way while working. Thankfully instances of injured teaching assistants coming to light are very rare. However there are situations in which some assistants are injured, and some of those injuries are caused by negligence on the part of someone else or the school.
The requirement to have a safe workplace
Every workplace should be safe to use and work in for all those who are there. This includes schools and classrooms, and indeed all areas of the premises. If injured teaching assistants receive their injuries on-site, it is important to ascertain all the facts so a decision on whether a compensation claim could meet with success can be made.
Injuries may result from slips, trips and falls, or from other more unusual circumstances. If a teaching assistant is attacked by a pupil this may result in injuries that could range from minor to very severe and perhaps even life-threatening. While any injuries are rare, when one does occur it can potentially be very difficult to get over.
Working safely for all pupils
All schools have a requirement to ensure their premises are safe to use, on behalf of teachers, teaching assistants and indeed the pupils as well. However when standards slip there is the potential for an injury to occur. This may lead a teaching assistant to be off work for a period of time, and some injured teaching assistants could end up with injuries that plague them for a long time to come.
Accident Advice Helpline has been supportive of many of the people who have called us after suffering some kind of injury at work. Could we support you through a no win, no fee claim as well? Call today on 0800 689 0500 or choose to take the 30-second online test to determine whether a claim could work in your case. Once we have the facts we can provide you with some answers, so make sure you make that call for free now.
Date Published: May 30, 2015
Author: Rob Steen