Teacher injury compensation solicitors.
Whilst not synonymous with Personal Injury in the workplace, teachers, both at schools and colleges, can suffer personal injury in lots of ways.
The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers alone advising that in 2019, its member teachers had been awarded 16 million pounds in personal injury compensation.
In an industry which should be synonmous with safety, more and more teachers are suffering personal injury in the workplace.
If you are a teacher, and have suffered a physical, or psychological injury in the workplace, the specialist solicitors at MG Legal can help you claim compensation, with no financial risk to you.
What sort of personal injury can I claim for as a teacher?
In most cases, injuries to teachers, that is teachers in schools, colleges, and universities, are caused by a lack of maintenance and poor repairs to equipment, and flooring. Uneven floor surfaces, tripping hazards or sudden, unmarked steps can lead to serious slips, trips and falls. Visual Display Units, such as computer monitors and ill-fitting classroom equipment such as desks and chairs can, in the long-term, cause chronic injuries if health and safety practices aren’t promoted. Injuries to eyes from being seated too close to computer monitors or hand and arm injuries due to writing or typing, and back injuries from standing too long or even manual handling of books and more, are all personal injuries associated with teaching.
However, personal injury in teaching is not just physical; it can often be psychological, arising out of a campaign of bullying and harassment, by students or fellow employees. Research shows that teachers are at risk of physical and mental injury in the workplace, with weapons and crime in schools in England and Wales on the increase.
The physical injuries that MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors have settled for our clients include:
A broken orbital rim when as a result of a student hitting a teacher in the face with an object;
A fractured spine, when a chair our teacher client was sitting on broke, causing her to fall to the floor;
A broken leg, as a result of an illegal tackle in a game of football.
Who is responsible if I suffer a personal injury as a teacher?
If you are a teacher, and have suffered a personal injury, then if the injury was as the result of a negligent act or omission of the school or local authority, or a violent act of a pupil, you may be able to make a claim for personal injury, on a no win no fee basis, with no financial risk to yourself.
It is the responsibility of the local authorities and schools to ensure that staff have a safe working environment. If you have suffered a physical or mental injury, whether temporarily or permanently, and the authority, school or an employee is found to have been negligent, you may be able to seek personal injury compensation. If you contact MG Legal, our conversation will be kept in the strictest of confidence, and we will advise you, at no cost, how we can help you claim for compensation, on a no win no fee basis.
Recording accidents and injuries at school
If you are a teacher and have been injured working in a school or college, then the accident and any injury sustained must be reported to your employer. All employers are required to keep a record of all accidents, especially where a personal injury has been sustained to a member of staff, and to investigate how the accident happened, and record how the same incident could be prevented from happening again. The accident book is there as a record to the employer, and employee in case the employee is injured and wants to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Assaults on teachers, both verbal and physical, should be reported and recorded in the same way as accidents.
What details should be kept if I am a teacher making a personal injury claim?
If you have been injured in the course of carrying out your role as a teacher, or teaching assistant, and are making a claim for personal injury compensation, you should take note of the following information detailing the incident circumstances:
The location of the accident that caused you to be injured;
the date and time of the accident or injury;
the name of the person and nature of the injury;
the place where the incident took place;
a brief description of the circumstances including identification of the work or activity being undertaken at the time of the incident.
Why choose MG Legal for my personal injury claim?
When you instruct MG Legal, the first thing we will do is listen to what you have to say. Our solicitors empathise with your situation, and aren't the stuffy solicitors that you see in lots of other firms- At MG Legal, we take pride in being great at our job, and being great with people. When this is combined with specialist personal injury solicitors, with a success rate for securing clients personal injury compensation, in excess of 99%, it's safe to say that you are in very safe hands, and if you do instruct us, then we very much look forward to working with you. Welcome to MG Legal.