BLM partner John Roberts has written an article for the Summer edition of ALARM-Stronger on the potential for education-related claims to increase, following a rise in claims bought by teachers on pupil actions and also because of a delay in other government reforms, which may divert the claimant community onto other sources.
Speaking to ALARM, John says,
"It is hardly a secret that whiplash reforms have been significantly delayed. On the assumption that the reforms will arrive in 2021, (in a largely undiluted format) the claimant fraternity has been turning its ever-creative cunning to the search for claims in different spheres. Education-related claims could offer them diversification; especially in these COVID-19 times.
"This is perhaps unsurprising. October 2019 figures suggest there are over half a million full-time teachers in the United Kingdom, including independent and special schools, in addition to non-teaching staff. School staff can be exposed on a daily basis to situations which can be unpredictable and, at worst, violent or dangerous."
To read John's full article please click here.
*Legal Update - A new era of classroom claims was published in August 2020 stronger, ALARM’s member journal. ALARM is a membership organisation run by members, for members, supporting risk professionals that support our communities and citizens. For more information, please visit alarmrisk.com.