Many teachers say they view their job as a vocation, a profession they want to work in for life. It is quite understandable this would be the case for many, since teaching can be a very rewarding career to work in. It may involve teaching pupils for several years, seeing them blossom in many ways and grow up into good people. Many of us remember at least one teacher who had a significant effect on us in some way. Teachers today would hope they are remembered in this way by the children they teach.
Unfortunately some teachers – a minority, but significant nonetheless – find they have to retire from teaching for some reason. Teachers unable to work may have no real alternative to earning money, depending on the reason why they had to leave the profession. In some cases they may have been injured on the job, perhaps through circumstances that were not their fault. If negligence on the part of the school is discovered, this could lead to a compensation claim.
What would the future hold?
Depending on the nature of the injury, teachers unable to work may either have to go into another profession (possibly one that is less well-paid) or may not be able to work at all. In this situation it would not simply be the physical injury that could potentially pose a problem. It could be the mental anguish suffered through such a situation too.
Which injuries might result in such a circumstance coming to the fore? It would largely depend on what had occurred. Serious injuries caused at the school may change the life of the person who suffered them. While some injuries heal and leave no lasting effects, this is not always the case.
A temporary situation
In some cases, injuries caused to teachers may be transient in nature. They may suffer and be off-work for a short period before being able to return. However if the injury was caused through no fault of their own and instead was caused by someone else, or negligence of some kind, compensation might still be payable.
Accident Advice Helpline has 15 years’ experience in this area. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you could claim. It’s free to call and you can get in touch with an expert adviser who will talk to you about your case. Get the answers you deserve today.
Date Published: May 30, 2015
Author: Rob Steen