Teacher Injury Compensation Lawyers

Expert School Injury Compensation Claims Lawyers

Burke Mead Lawyers are experienced personal injury lawyers operating across NSW, assisting clients in a range of compensation matters. Our team can handle your compensation claim for injuries sustained while on school grounds. If you have suffered a physical injury on school premises, whether related to school accidents brought about by negligence or faulty equipment and facilities, contact our experienced legal team today.

Our specialist personal injury firm includes personal injury lawyers and public liability experts whose knowledge and experience with court proceedings will guide you to the most beneficial resolution. If you have been injured at school, you may be eligible to claim compensation for serious injuries, including physical and psychological ones.

Whether you are dealing with a straightforward accidental injury, public liability disputes, or an incident covered by the Workers Compensation Act, an experienced compensation or public liability lawyer can offer guidance and expert advice every step of the way.

The Benefits of Working with a Compensation Lawyer

Legal representation in a personal injury claim is extremely beneficial, as personal injury lawyers specialise in mediation and negotiation of disputes.

Burke Mead Lawyers are leading personal injury lawyers in Newcastle, the Hunter region, the Central Coast and the wider New South Wales region. The team is led by Emma Mead – the Managing Director of Burke Mead Lawyers and an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

For some, the compensation process can be seamless; for others, it can be challenging. There can be a significant amount of forms, medical appointments, medical and psychological professionals, and insurance companies to deal with throughout this complex process. In making a school accident claim, you will benefit from working with an experienced lawyer who can provide advice and representation to assist you through every step of this process.

Our firm specialises in workers’ compensation claims, medical negligence, motor accident injury, professional negligence, public liability, and more. Contact Burke Mead Lawyers for legal advice regarding your claim today!


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Teacher Injury Compensation FAQs

What happens when a teacher is injured during school hours?

In NSW, if a teacher was injured while performing their duties, they may be eligible to lodge a compensation claim.  

If a teacher has sustained a work-related injury, they need to notify their workplace of the injury, illness or health condition within 24 hours – this can be done by calling the Incident Notification Hotline on 1800 811 523.

It may also be worth consulting legal advice as soon as you are able to. To prepare for a legal consultation, you must write down as much information about the injury, how it happened, where it happened, who was involved, etc., as possible. This information helps our team to understand your circumstances and explain the law as it applies to you.

Various kinds of injuries could form the basis for a compensation case in NSW if they occur due to an accident, including minor or serious injuries. The merit of a claim is assessed on a case-by-case basis, as each case can be unique.

According to SafeWork NSW, the most common causes of injury for school employees, including teachers, include manual handling and repetitive movement (e.g. typing, lifting or moving objects), stress (e.g. from work demands, harassment, and bullying), and accidental injuries from slips, trips and falls.

In short, yes. If you are a school employee injured while performing your duties as a school employee, regardless of where the injury happened, you may be eligible to seek compensation. In these circumstances, it is highly recommended that you seek legal advice from a personal injury lawyer, such as Burke Mead Lawyers, as strict conditions apply. 

By understanding the circumstances and impact of your injury, our legal team can assess the potential outcome of your case, determine if you should pursue compensation, and help you understand the next steps. To help your lawyers understand your case, you should gather as much evidence as possible, including of your injury as possible, including details of the incident, any school accident reports, medical evidence, the assessment of your injury, medical expenses and treatments for the child, etc.

In short, no, but this is a complicated question to answer. To know whether or not a teacher or other school employee is eligible to seek compensation, your legal team will need to understand the nature of your injury and how it occurred to pinpoint the substantial contributing factor that led to it.

There are no “out-of-pocket” costs in many compensation claim cases in NSW, and many law firms operate under a ‘no win, no fee’ guarantee. However, we understand finances can be complicated and can discuss all financial information during the initial obligation-free consultation.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers

Managing Director

Public Notary Specialist Accredited in Personal Injury Law

Senior Associate

Personal Injury Law

Senior Associate

Personal Injury Law


Personal Injury Law

Gabrielle Croese


Personal Injury Law


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Personal injury laws differ from state to state, if you are not in NSW, please contact your relevant state Law society for further assistance.