Three teachers in Scotland received more than £100,000 in personal injury compensation between them after being assaulted by pupils.
The biggest claim was for £55,000 as the victim had suffered serious injuries after being violently assaulted. Two other claims of £30,000 and £20,000 were made for injuries after physical altercations with pupils.
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), the Scottish teacher’s union, had reported that it had this year successfully claimed over £290,000 for members who had been victims of workplace accidents and personal injuries.
Most of the other payouts came about from injuries for more typical workplace accidents such as slips, trips, and falls. In one instance, someone successfully claimed £9,000 after fracturing their knee from tripping on cables.
An office may feel like a safe and familiar environment, however it is not uncommon for there to be various hazards around the office that can lead to serious injuries. What’s more, you may feel like its your fault but your employer has a duty of care and a responsibility to make sure that you are properly trained and in a safe and hazard-free environment. So you could be entitled to compensation.
If you have had to take time off or had to have extensive treatment or assistance for an injury caused by employer negligence, then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation to help get the support you need.
While this article may have been about Scottish claims, people in England and Wales can make a personal injury claim if they have been injured in similar circumstances at work as well.