In most districts, the school year is underway in some form or another. Regardless of how you and your school administrators are approaching this year, there are always a few things that you need to think about when it comes to teaching. This generally includes less confusion than you may be experiencing this time around, but the fact remains that each year presents its own challenges and each year you learn how to work around or with the special circumstances you are given. This year is no different in that regard, even if the factors may be a bit more novel. Even if you have been an educator for decades, there are always going to be things that change from year to year. This may be something as simple as being in a new room or having an assistant teacher as they complete their schooling to having to help the kids figure out how to navigate an entirely new school building or new schedule system. No matter how experienced you may be, there are any number of things that can throw a wrench into your carefully crafted system that has worked for you over the years. One of these things is injury. Injuries in school can happen many ways. It can be something as simple as carpal tunnel from using the computer to falling down the stairs due to a wet spot or maintenance issue. Whatever caused your injury, it may very well fall under the purview of workers compensation as long as you were acting within the scope of your job while at the school. As a teacher, it can be upsetting to need to take workers compensation and leave the kids in the hands of a substitute, but the main thing to remember is that you need to be at your best to help your students and that simply isn't possible if you're hurt. If you were hurt as a teacher, call Collier Law Firm. We know how important it is for you to get back to your students as quickly as possible, and we want to help. We will help take care of all of the legal ramifications that you may be dealing with so that you can focus on your recovery. Give us a call and get a free consultation as soon as you can so that we can help you get back on your feet!