When you think of dangerous professions, you might not immediately think of teaching, but the amount of compensation awarded to teachers in Britain went up by a fifth over twelve months last year, climbing above £25 million.
Personal injury claims following accidents at work made up the largest part of the compensation payouts. Teachers slipping and suffering injuries after areas weren’t cleaned properly or whilst putting up class displays were a big contributor, whilst attacks from pupils and parents also led to a lot of injuries and compensation.
Unfair dismissal cases also led to large numbers of compensation claims, and many cases had the amount of compensation increased due to the victims suffering permanent injuries, including spinal problems and brain damage.
If you have been the victim of an accident at work and would like to pursue compensation for your suffering, get in touch with our expert personal injury solicitors today and find out what we can do for you.
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