(PRWEB UK) 25 January 2014
Accidents can happen for all kinds of reasons and in the teaching profession especially, there are numerous ways accidents occur and these can result in terrible injuries.
Positive news from Scotland’s largest teaching union has suggested that there has been a drop in compensation amongst those in the teaching profession throughout 2013.
The Educational Institute of Scotland managed to get over £300,000 for compensation claims for members this year, compared with £1.5 million in 2012, which is a good sign that the level of accidents is improving.
Larry Flanagan, the general secretary of the EIS spoke about the decrease in the number of compensation claims by saying “this is actually a positive development, as it highlights that there have been fewer very serious injuries to teachers and lecturers at work over the past year.”
In response to this update by EIS, a spokesman for Accident Advice Helpline, a leading law firm in the UK, said “no matter what line of work you are involved in, it is important to always be self-aware and speak up if you discover a potential risk to your health or the health of others.”
“Accidents in the workplace can occur for many reasons, including a lack of signage, obstructions, insufficient training as well as many others. If you are in doubt, speak to your employer or dedicated health and safety team for advice.”
This press release has been created in accordance with the information from the article ' Steep fall in compensation payments to injured teachers' published on the 31st December 2013. The link to this article is http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-25550625
Accident Advice Helpline are a leading law firm who deal with accident claims and can offer advice and support for those who suffer an injury which was someone else’s fault. To find out more visit the website or speak to an advisor on 0800 689 0500.