Figures revealed by the teachers union NUT in the lead up to their Easter conferences have revealed compensation for teachers has reached record highs.
The report mention three types of compensation; personal injury, criminal assault compensation and compensation for unfair dismissal.
Some bizarre accidents at work have been highlighted including a teacher who slipped on a grape in a stairwell. He ended up needing extensive surgery as the fall aggravated an existing hernia. The teacher couldn’t work for 3 years and received £200,000 in personal injury compensation.
Another teacher was awarded £7,000 after receiving burns when a kettle that was on top of a microwave that was on top of a filing cabinet was knocked over.
The third accident highlighted was a teacher who slipped over on mud due to building work, who injured her back. She received £158,000 after liability was established after being denied at first.
These are some of the examples of accidents at work that can occur in the teaching profession. If you have injured yourself due to someone else’s negligence, contact our solicitors today.
Image credit: Lee J Haywood