Fighting For the Rights of Teachers Hurt at Work
Teachers and other educational workers have important jobs. And though we often don't think of their work as being dangerous, they do face health risks. When teachers in greater Jackson or elsewhere in Mississippi get hurt as a result of a work-related accident or illness, they are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. But actually getting those benefits can often be very difficult. At Tabor Law Firm, P.A. our experienced workers' compensation attorneys help you and other injured workers navigate the claims process.
At any school, teachers and other educational workers can become injured or ill due to:
- Stress - Teachers often have to deal with overcrowded classrooms, unrealistic expectations, unruly students and dissatisfied parents. Cumulative stress can cause symptoms such as sleep problems, high blood pressure and gastrointestinal issues and lead to illness.
- Toxic exposure - Many teachers work in environments where there are fumes, mold, excessive dirt or dust and disease-carrying rodents and insects. Exposure can cause symptoms such as headaches, skin rashes, stomach cramps and depression and can also have serious health effects such as cancer.
- Acts of violence - Violence against teachers has become more common, with incidents involving physical assaults, stabbings and shootings.
- Building hazards - For example, teachers can be injured in a slip-and-fall accident, or an accident involving falling objects, lifting heavy objects or a fire.