The majority of pupils are very well-behaved and recognise the importance of learning in and out of the classroom. They also have a good respect for the teachers who are there to make sure they learn what is required of them. However there are isolated cases where some children have attacked and assaulted teachers, and caused them serious injury in the process.
Teachers assaulted at school can be left with both mental and physical injuries. In these cases they may find it hard to return to their jobs, especially at the same school where the attack occurred. While serious cases are rare, even more minor assaults can give the teachers enough to warrant making a compensation claim for their injuries.
What can go wrong?
Teaching in a classroom or any other location should not result in an assault happening for any reason at all. However a tiny minority of those being taught do not have respect for their teachers and may have underlying issues that cause them to lash out. Whatever the reasons might be there is every chance that teachers assaulted at school could be hurt both mentally and physically as a result.
If negligence on the part of the school is apparent in these situations, and the evidence points to an attack on the teacher by a pupil, there is every chance a no win, no fee* compensation claim might be a possibility.
Returning to teaching
It would be completely understandable for some teachers to find it hard to go back to the job they previously did if they were attacked in this way. Indeed, where a serious attack occurs there is a chance the teacher may potentially not be able to work again. This would lead to a loss of income as a result – a loss that would have profound consequences for them. This is why many teachers in this position do consider making a compensation claim – it could make all the difference to their future lives if they did.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to offer no-obligation advice and support under these circumstances. By calling 0800 689 0500 today you can use our free 24/7 enquiry line to get in touch with an experienced adviser. Make sure you make that call – it could lead to a successful compensation claim in the future if you have ample evidence to back up your claim if you call us now.
Category: Accident at school