Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Teachers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for school related injuries. Teachers can be injured at work just like other workers, and public school teachers in North Carolina are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits when injured on the job. As a public employee, the teacher also may be a part of the Teachers’ and State Employee’s retirement system depending on certain service and age requirements are met. see http://www.ncpublicschools.org/docs/district-humanresources/key-information/information/policymanual.pdf
If you are vested in the state retirement system, but cannot return to work due to a work injury you should consult an experienced attorney to advise you of your rights.