Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Financial Compensation for Teachers at Workplace Violence

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Teaching is seen as a noble profession. To nurture young minds, to impart knowledge, to watch boys and girls grow up into men and women is almost altruism personified. A teacher is the guide who leads the student through practice, to knowledge and finally to wisdom and sets of skills that will aid his life’s work. No job is without risks however and the recent phase of gun violence in school has teacher worried about their safety. If you are attacked and you are injured in your school you can claim compensation from the school authorities under the employment regulations. The school will be held responsible for the harm done to you in its premises. 

As per http://www.jigsawlaw.co.uk, you should concentrate following these issues that you can press your claim on:

Threats and Therapy

Students can be blossoming flowers, or they can be baby snakes on their way to be king cobras. A child is no longer an innocent, thanks to television and Internet. Many students especially in state schools are prone to violence, more so where the schools are in beat up and damaged sections of the city where crime prevails. Thee students are not afraid to threaten their teacher and to carry out that threat violently at the first opportunity. If you need therapy for such a threat and harrowing experience you can sue the school for compensation.


If a student physically injures you, for example by cutting you with a knife or shooting you in the leg or hitting you with a toe or bash you with a car while you are within the school premises you can sue for compensation because the school authorities are responsible for the behavior of the students. A suit may also be brought against the student for juvenile delinquency in which case the compensation will be paid by the parents.

Pay Back

The danger to the teacher is not limited to the action of the students. Some overzealous parents are constantly concerned about the welfare of their children, so much so that they do not hesitate to threaten the teacher with dire consequences if their child doesn’t attain good grades or performs like a champion in the sport field. In these cases an injury claim may be brought against the parent and the teacher will receive suitable compensation for mental and physical agony suffered including punitive damages to deter the aggressive behaviour of the parents.

Third Person

The school must guarantee safety and security to its employers. If a third person unrelated to students causes violence and injury to you while you are in the school the school board will have to compensate you for your loss, including charges for your medical treatment and therapy.


A school is like any other organization. If you are injured I the workplace the employer is liable to pay compensation and punitive damages if negligence is found on his part. Therefore though teaching may seem hazardous, it has safeguards to prevent abuse and misuse of the brave men and women who strive endlessly to build a better future of the country.

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