Cinema fined after accident left employees with electric shocks

A national cinema chain must pay out £12,000 after two of its employees suffered electric shocks caused by a faulty popcorn machine. The Cineworld Cinema in Didsbury, Manchester, was ordered to pay compensation after failing in its duty of care to employees. One worker suffered a dangerous electric shock from the popcorn machine as he […]

Freeclaim Solicitors look at common workplace accidents

Although there have been great steps taken to help protect employees from accidents in the workplace, they still happen far too often and can lead to very serious injuries. In 2013/14 a total of 77,593 injuries were reported to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as a result of a workplace accidents and 133 people […]

Avoiding Workplace Accidents

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Forklift Trucks Still Causing Devastating Injuries

A timber company and a food packaging company in the UK have both put workers lives at risk recently through the unsafe use of forklift trucks. According to studies by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), forklift trucks account for almost a quarter of all injuries involving workplace transport resulting in more than 5,000 incidents a year.