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Compensation for teacher who fell from toilet

Compensation for teacher who fell from toilet

A teacher who fell from a child-size toilet and dislocated her hip has been awarded £14,000 compensation.

The primary school teacher, whose identity has not been revealed, was supported in her pursuit of compensation by the National Teachers Union.

It was also not disclosed whether the injury was sufficiently debilitating to mean that the woman was unable to return to work.

News of the award follows an announcement from the NUT that close to £20 million was paid out to teachers in the UK as a result of claims accruing from injuries and disputes related to employment.

Commenting on the news, Steve Sinnott, the NUT's general secretary, told the Guardian: "The injuries and injustices suffered by teachers can destroy their careers. Teachers have a right to be treated fairly and to be protected from the dangers that can be inherent in the job."