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Teacher compensation claims

Teachers won millions of pounds in compensation last year after accidents, injuries, assaults and discrimination at school, new figures show.

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Two examples of NASUWT teacher compensation claims in 2011

The NASUWT's largest out-of-court personal injury settlement was for a teacher in the North West who slipped on mud, which was the result of building work, during a fire drill, and hurt her back. The woman was awarded £158,000.

Another teacher at a primary school for children with special needs was awarded £74,689 after an aggressive parent threatened her while she was alone in a classroom. She had a psychiatric breakdown, ending her 32-year teaching career.

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