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Close to £300,000 Paid out to Teachers in Injury Compensation

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Around £290,000 was given to teachers who had been injured in the workplace in the last year, according to a new study carried out by the-the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS).

According to the figures collected by the organisation, one teacher alone was offered £150,000 after slipping on ice outside a school. Slips, trips, and falls were the most common type of injury with the vast majority a result of dangerous, uneven or slippery surfaces. Other common injuries were due to objects falling onto teachers, with one being injured by a window falling inwards.

The vast majority of cases were settled outside of court through settlement agreements.

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Larry Flanagan, the EIS general secretary, said:

“Teachers and lecturers are entitled to safe workplaces and the evidence over this year is a worrying testimony to a lack of diligence by employers.”

An employer has a duty of care to you and all members of staff to make sure that you are working in safe, hazard-free conditions with proper safety equipment and protection. A failure in this duty can result in your employer being responsible for your injuries or liable for any accident you have.

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If you have been injured through no fault of your own in the workplace as a result of negligence, or if your employer failed in their duty of care, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim. To find out how to begin making a personal injury claim, contact us today using our online contact form.


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