Working as a teacher is a rewarding job which can be tough too – but the last thing on your mind when you go into the classroom each morning is being injured at work. Working in any public place comes with its risks – you could be injured whilst working as a teacher and forced to take time off work to recover after your accident. That can impact your salary, leading to loss of earnings which can affect your family financially. But if you’ve been injured at work and you believe somebody else is to blame for your accident, claiming personal injury compensation could be on the cards.
There’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, which means you’ll need to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. With an endorsement from our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, and over 15 years’ experience handling personal injury claims, you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to get you the compensation you deserve.
How could teachers be injured at work?
Teachers could be injured in a variety of different ways at work. Slips, trips and falls are amongst the most common accidents to occur in schools. You could slip on spilled food on the canteen floor, or a wet hallway where no warning sign has been displayed. You could trip on a damaged stair and fall, breaking your ankle or fracturing your wrist. Back injuries are also common amongst teachers who have suffered a slip or trip, and because teaching involves a lot of standing and sitting, many teachers who sustain back injuries find themselves unable to return to work for the foreseeable future. Other injuries you could sustain as a teacher include burns or electric shock from faulty equipment, food poisoning after eating in the school canteen or crush injuries after being hit by a car in the school car park.
Don’t suffer in silence
If you have sustained an injury which has left you unable to work for weeks, months or the foreseeable future, you’re entitled to claim compensation. The school could be held responsible for your accident if it could have been avoided, and you can get confidential, no-obligation advice when you call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so even if you’ve been affected by loss of earnings, you can afford to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Date Published: March 29, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton