Close to £300,000 Paid out to Teachers in Injury Compensation
Posted: January 11, 2016
Posted in: Workplace Injuries
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.
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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