Teachers may face a number of challenges related to their job, from kids who do not want to cooperate to difficult parents and day-to-day stress. Unfortunately, some teachers find themselves in an especially difficult position, such as those who sustain an injury while they are at work. Some people may think that teaching is a relatively safe line of work, at least in comparison to other jobs, such as those in the construction industry. However, there are many different hazards that teachers may encounter while they are at work and they can be seriously hurt.
Often, teaching can be very hectic, and there may be a number of factors that increase the chances of a slip-and-fall accident. Whether a child spills water or juice on the floor and a teacher slips or some other type of debris causes them to fall down, these accidents can be serious. A teacher may be hurt in many other ways, whether they sustain a repetitive stress injury or hurt their back while lifting a heavy object. These are just some of the ways that teachers can be injured while they are performing their job duties, and our law firm knows how tough daily life can be for teachers who have been hurt at work.
Fortunately, there may be options available to teachers who have been injured in the workplace. For example, they may be able to secure workers’ compensation to assist in their recovery. Workers’ comp can help with medical costs, lost wages and other hardships that have been brought on as a result of an accident that occurred in the workplace.