Bristol teaching staff personal injury claims revealed

Information about Bristol teaching staff personal injury claims revealed

Published on August 4, 2014

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Bristol teaching staff personal injury claims revealed Details about personal injury claims by teachers in the Bristol area have been reported in the Bristol Post. Trips, slips and falls have seen local authorities in the region pay out thousands of pounds every year from their insurance policies, the news source revealed. The largest compensation claim a teacher has made in the region in recent years was valued at nearly £83,000. This involved to a teacher working for South Gloucestershire Council, after he made an accident at work compensation claim when he tripped on a football net. This personal injury claim lasted for eight years and involved a four-day court hearing. The teacher only received £619.50, but because the claim took so long and because the council was partially to blame for the incident, they had to pay £82,070.30 in legal fees. Courts deemed that the claimant was 50% responsible for their injuries and that his personal injuries were not as serious as he had said they were, but personal injury solicitors would point out that the council could have easily reduced this bill by not dragging the claim out for so long. Recent legislative changes made in July of this year should see cost-to-damage ratios such as this less frequent in the future. Some of the other accident at work compensation claims the Bristol Post outlined include a case involving Blackwell School, in which a teacher slipped over something in the lunch hall and suffered injuries as a result. She received £17,000. A teaching assistant was given £2,800 in compensation when she suffered a foot fracture due to uneven flooring in a playground. Similarly, in this case, her legal fees were significantly higher than her damages - in this case, they reached £7,500, which the council was also liable for. Personal injury claims involving school pupils Some of the claims the news source reported on involved school pupils. A student at Pill's St Katherine's School cut their knee on a poorly-laid paving slab after slipping on wet leaves and received £15,719, while a pupil in Worle's St Martin's School was given £12,442 after they sustained burns to their arms when a teacher accidentally pumped hot glue from a glue gun on to them. A Worle School pupil received £9,666 after fracturing their elbow slipping on a wet floor within the school's premises. However, the Bristol Post did not state when most of these accidents occurred. Bristol City Council spokeswoman Hilda Kalap said that the local authority has only received one successful personal injury claim involving teaching staff in the last five years. She confirmed that releasing more detailed information to the news source could potentially disclose individuals' personal data and therefore should not be disclosed. NASUWT General Secretary Chris Keates said that it is not easy to obtain personal injury compensation, dismissing claims of a 'compensation culture' affecting the UK's schools. All of the compensation claims successfully made would have involved school districts failing to adhere to their duty of care to protect the health and safety of their staff members. Carol Smith is very interested in preventing accident at work compensation claims. She researches industrial accident claims for a team of 1500 cash advance solicitors. http://www.cashadvancesolicitors.co.uk/   : Bristol teaching staff personal injury claims revealed Details about personal injury claims by teachers in the Bristol area have been reported in the Bristol Post. Trips, slips and falls have seen local authorities in the region pay out thousands of pounds every year from their insurance policies, the news source revealed. The largest compensation claim a teacher has made in the region in recent years was valued at nearly £83,000. This involved to a teacher working for South Gloucestershire Council, after he made an accident at work compensation claim when he tripped on a football net. This personal injury claim lasted for eight years and involved a four-day court hearing. The teacher only received £619.50, but because the claim took so long and because the council was partially to blame for the incident, they had to pay £82,070.30 in legal fees. Courts deemed that the claimant was 50% responsible for their injuries and that his personal injuries were not as serious as he had said they were, but personal injury solicitors would point out that the council could have easily reduced this bill by not dragging the claim out for so long. Recent legislative changes made in July of this year should see cost-to-damage ratios such as this less frequent in the future. Some of the other accident at work compensation claims the Bristol Post outlined include a case involving Blackwell School, in which a teacher slipped over something in the lunch hall and suffered injuries as a result. She received £17,000. A teaching assistant was given £2,800 in compensation when she suffered a foot fracture due to uneven flooring in a playground. Similarly, in this case, her legal fees were significantly higher than her damages - in this case, they reached £7,500, which the council was also liable for . Personal injury claims involving school pupils Some of the claims the news source reported on involved school pupils. A student at Pill's St Katherine's School cut their knee on a poorly-laid paving slab after slipping on wet leaves and received £15,719, while a pupil in Worle's St Martin's School was given £12,442 after they sustained burns to their arms when a teacher accidentally pumped hot glue from a glue gun on to them. A Worle School pupil received £9,666 after fracturing their elbow slipping on a wet floor within the school's premises. However, the Bristol Post did not state when most of these accidents occurred. Bristol City Council spokeswoman Hilda Kalap said that the local authority has only received one successful personal injury claim involving teaching staff in the last five years. She confirmed that releasing more detailed information to the news source could potentially disclose individuals' personal data and therefore should not be disclosed. NASUWT General Secretary Chris Keates said that it is not easy to obtain personal injury compensation, dismissing claims of a 'compensation culture' affecting the UK's schools. All of the compensation claims successfully made would have involved school districts failing to adhere to their duty of care to protect the health and safety of their staff members. Carol Smith is very interested in preventing accident at work compensation claims. She researches industrial accident claims for a team of 1500 cash advance solicitors . http://www.cashadvancesolicitors.co.uk/  

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