Workers' Compensation for Teachers or Education Professionals
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Pennsylvania educational workers are at a greater risk of injury than the national average. While most may not consider it a dangerous profession, teachers and education professionals often put themselves at risk for the sake of the children they teach.
As public or private education employees, you have a right to workers' compensation if you've been injured. In fact, you may be entitled to further payment if you've suffered permanent injury, head injury, disability, or even scarring due to your injury.
Types of Education Professional Injuries
Teachers, paraprofessionals, principals, and educational administrators – among other employees – put themselves at risk of the following injuries:
- Head Injuries – Whether it's from a fall, intervening with fighting students, or any other circumstance, a head injury can be especially devastating for an educational professional who relies on their mental ability for their livelihood.
- Slips and Falls – Winter weather conditions can wreak havoc on the floors of most schools. With the foot traffic of hundreds of students tracking snow and slush onto slick linoleum, the risk of falling is greatly increased.
- Back, Hip, Leg Injuries – Standing for prolonged periods of time can lead to back, hip, or leg injuries.
- Dangerous Chemicals – Lab and chemistry teachers know just how dangerous educating students can be, especially if they are constantly exposed to chemicals.
- Athletic Injuries – Gym teachers and coaches are often susceptible to injuries in their line of work. Among other injury situations, locker rooms and gymnasiums have notoriously slick floors and can lead to serious harm.
Whether they feel like the injury was their fault or just a "part of the job," some teachers and education professionals think they're unable to collect workers' compensation. The truth is that you're entitled to compensation after suffering work-related injury if you're forced to miss at least 7 days.
If you were recently hurt, find out more about workers' compensation to determine if you have a case.
Decades of Workers' Compensation Experience
With years of experience and success, our workers' compensation attorneys know how to handle your claim. With in-depth knowledge of the difficulties of the workers' comp system, they're able to get you the money you need when you've been sidelined from an injury at work.
We'll help you recover benefits for the following:
- Lost Wages
- Lump Sum Settlements
- Permanent Damager or Loss
- Injuries from Dangerous Products
- And Much More
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With workers' compensation claims, you only have 120 days to file an injury report with your employer. It's important to notify your employer immediately, so you can get your workers' compensation claim started.
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