Working as a teacher can be an incredibly stressful job and when you work as a PE teacher, your risk of injury can make it even more stressful. It can be a real comfort to know that there is someone you can turn to should you ever need PE teacher injury advice.
The risks faced by PE teachers
One study of physical education teachers showed that 32 per cent of injured male PE teachers and 23.9 per cent of injured female PE teachers sustained ankle and foot injuries, including the following:
- Sprained ankle.
- Dislocated/fractured ankle.
- Injured Achilles tendon.
- Fractured calcaneus.
- Fracture to the mid-foot.
- Injury to the toes.
- Fractured metatarsal(s).
- Bruised heel.
- Partially ruptured ligaments in the ankle joint.
- Fractured malleolus.
- Injured lateral ligament in the ankle.
The same study showed that knee injuries were the second highest types of injuries to be sustained, and that there was a greater proportion of male teachers who sustained ankle and foot, knee, upper limb, shoulder, and lower limb (other) injuries, whilst a greater proportion of female PE teachers sustained lower back and neck and head injuries.
Cause of injury
Whilst in this particular study, the most common cause of injury was the teacher’s own mistake, “a high proportion of injuries occurred due to faulty floor surfaces.”
If you have been injured in an accident whilst working as a PE teacher and you wish to pursue a personal injury claim, you would usually be expected to be able to prove that the accident was the fault of somebody else.
In the example of faulty floor surface, it might be that you slipped on a recently mopped floor that was not properly signed. Or you might have tripped on a poorly maintained gym floor. In each of these cases it is likely that you were not at fault.
Seeking expert PE teacher injury advice
The key to accessing the compensation that may be owed to you is seeking the right PE teacher injury advice. The professionals at Accident Advice Helpline are experts in the field of personal injury claims and, in 15 years, have helped thousands of clients achieve a positive outcome. They have seen clients from all sorts of industries and occupations and can advise you over the phone as to the steps you might need to take in order to claim compensation.
One really quick and easy tool you can use to see if you are eligible for compensation is to take our unique 30-second test on our website.
We like to keep things as easy as possible for you, so rest assured that our initial PE teacher injury advice is free and you are under no obligation to then pursue the claim. If you do decide to move forward, we are able to process most claims over the telephone and you may not even have to go to court.
For PE teacher injury advice and to discuss your potential claim with an advisor, you can start by calling our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 from your landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, you can text claim365 to 88010.
Date Published: November 26, 2015
Author: Lee Tadd