When you think of dangerous jobs, teaching rarely makes the list. Most people think of teaching as a safe profession, thinking that it would be almost impossible for a teacher to be injured at work. The fact is that teachers do face injury risks on the job, including student assaults, slippery floors or after-school activities that can lead to injury.
If you are a teacher in the Philadelphia area who has been injured on the job, you need to speak to our teacher work injury attorneys in Pennsylvania.
Although Pennsylvania law requires that all employers provide employees with workers compensation coverage, because of other benefit packages, school employees may have difficulty collecting benefits. In most cases, the district where the teacher works simply does not understand how the law works.
There are many ways that an educational professional may suffer an injury on the job. Teachers often must perform bus duty and have been injured when struck by vehicles on the bus platform. Students often track mud and water into school hallways, making them slippery. Holes on playgrounds or maintenance equipment that was not properly stored could lead a teacher to trip and fall. Lifting or carrying heavy items, like boxes of paper, or standing on a ladder to place something on a bulletin board that leads to a fall can cause serious injury to school employees.
In today’s world, there is increasing risk of injury from student assault. In addition, the stress of the teaching profession could lead to anxiety and depression.
Lundy Law has helped teachers just like you in the Philadelphia area receive the compensation they were entitled to under the law. Hiring an attorney does not mean you are planning to sue your employer for your workplace injury. In fact, Pennsylvania law does not allow employees to file lawsuits for an injury suffered at work in most circumstances. Instead, an attorney will simply make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to receive and that those benefits reach you in a timely manner.
If you or a loved one are a teacher who was injured in a workplace accident, contact Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. You can arrange for a no obligation initial consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or completing the simple form online.