If you have been injured while teaching students at a college or university, then you may need lecturer injury advice. Accidents are sometimes just that – incidents that happen due to bad luck. However, if you think that a third party was to blame for your injuries then you may have a right to be compensated. Not only can a serious accident be a painful and traumatic experience, but it can also leave you in financial ruin. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to cover all of the costs associated with your injuries by making a no win no fee* claim.
Why might I need lecturer injury advice?
Your employer has a duty of care to protect you and fellow staff members from serious injury when lecturing. If they fail to adhere to health and safety standards, then they may be liable if you sustained injuries due to their negligence. For example, you may have stepped on a faulty power supply while teaching and suffered a broken leg or concussion. The defective power supply should have been removed or replaced so either the contractors that worked there or the college were at fault. In some cases, there can be more than one party to blame. Our solicitors will work to reach an appropriate settlement, usually out of court.
Slips, trips and falls are the most common accidents as schools, colleges and universities are fast-paced environments with hundreds of people moving in and out of classrooms on a daily basis. The outdoors can also pose risks to lecturers. For example, if you were taking a walk around the gardens at university, were struck on the head by a falling tree or faulty structure, and suffered concussion, then you would have every right to claim for compensation. As long as you were injured during the past three years and medical staff attended to you afterwards, then you should be eligible to make a claim.
Getting lecturer injury advice from Accident Advice Helpline
Serious injuries can often be permanent and long-lasting. They can force you to end your career and pay costly medical bills to aid your recovery. It is not up to you to foot the bill if you were not at fault. Accident Advice Helpline has been working for people in similar situations for many years. We always aim to maximise compensation so you can recover the costs of all expenses and damages. To find out more about how we can help you, ring our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Our expert solicitors will need evidence and information from you to prove the negligence of a third party. You should write down the date of accident and explain where and how it happened. You should also gather witness accounts, contact details and documents showing your medical diagnosis and subsequent treatment. If you are claiming for loss of earnings, then we will need financial documents. If you are claiming for medical bills, then prescriptions and any other receipts are useful.
Date Published: July 20, 2015
Author: David Brown