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Being a teacher can be incredibly rewarding but it can be hard work too, even more so if you’ve suffered an injury at work.
Hundreds of teachers have made successful claims following accidents at work and incidents with pupils over the last year.
Recently a 25 year old PE teacher injured himself whilst demonstrating the long jump to a group of pupils. He suffered soft tissue injuries to his leg and dislocated his knee due to problems with the landing pit. He was awarded £41,000 after a successful personal injury claim.
Last year a 53 year old teacher tripped on a loose carpet, fell against classroom shelving and suffered a serious head injury. She suffered significant memory loss and struggled to return to work. She was awarded nearly £75,000 after a successful personal injury claim.
But it’s not just accidents that teachers have to worry about. Often the conditions of the working environment can lead to ongoing health issues. In one school the damp and mould caused by a leaking roof were so bad that one teacher developed breathing problems. She received £17,250 compensation for her medical condition.
These are among thousands of successful claims filed by teachers in the UK over personal injuries. The largest to date has been for a teacher who was exposed to asbestos in classrooms for nearly a decade. After retiring due to ill health they were awarded £210,000 in compensation.
Teacher’s union NASUWT has said that in most cases compensation would be unnecessary if employers followed good employment practices and appropriate health and safety procedures.
If you’ve been injured at work on school grounds, or your health is suffering due to building conditions you mustn’t suffer in silence.
Claims Direct Personal Injury Lawyers deal with work compensation claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Call Claims Direct 24/7 on freephone 0800 884 0321 or start your claim online and we will call you.
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