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Compensation for Scottish teachers falls

2nd January 2014 | Warning Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Figures from the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), the country’s largest teaching union, show that far less compensation was awarded in 2013 than in 2012. This is positive news, as it shows that accidents in schools are down.

In 2012, over £1.5 million was awarded in compensation to teachers. This figure has been lessened to £300,000 in 2013, a reduction of around 80 per cent.

Although a few awards of compensation were due to assaults on teachers, including one particular payout of over £130,000, the majority were due to slips, trips and falls.

Larry Flanagan, general secretary of the EIS, said: “Such accidents are completely avoidable if employers implement basic, inexpensive safety requirements.”

A few simple warning signs could make the difference between a safe working environment and an unfortunate injury that costs the UK thousands of pounds in compensation.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801677897-ADNFCR


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