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Teachers and occupational injury risk factors

On Behalf of | Jan 4, 2023 | Workers' Compensation |

Whether you teach young children, high schoolers or adults, it is essential to have a clear understanding of the risks that you could come across while working. Many people think that teaching is relatively safe in comparison to other occupations, but many teachers become seriously hurt every year due to accidents in the workplace.

At times, teaching can become incredibly difficult, and various hazards in the classroom and outside of the classroom could lead to a work-related injury.

Data on workplace injuries involving teachers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that while teachers, librarians and others who work as educators are less likely to suffer occupational injuries in comparison to workers in all fields, many continue to sustain nonfatal injuries every year. In fact, more than 36,500 educators had to take time off work due to nonfatal job-related injuries in 2014.

On top of accidents related to transportation and falls, many of these injuries occurred as a result of violence.

Work-related accidents can shatter a teacher’s life

Teachers who sustain an injury while working often face many hardships. Whether you have to miss work, you struggle with debilitating pain or you have financial problems as a result of medical costs, an accident could make daily life incredibly challenging. It is critical to look into resources that can provide a sense of hope and support your recovery, such as workers’ compensation benefits.

If you have suffered an injury while performing your job duties, it is pivotal to have a thorough understanding of steps you can take to recover physically, financially and mentally. Feel free to browse our page on work-related accidents or call us at 610-892-9300 for more information on how we can help.