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 […]
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 […]
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A company has been fined £10,000 after an accident at a factory resulted in a worker’s leg being crushed in machinery.
Manchester Council could be facing a large fine for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This is following an accident involving a road cleaner being hit by a speeding motorist.
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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.
A man who lost an arm and a leg in an accident at Manchester Airport has been awarded £600,000 in workplace accident compensation.
Freeclaim Solicitors, specialists in personal injury, have put together 10 tips to help both employers and employees stay safe whilst at work and avoid workplace accidents.
Employees that are involved in an accident at work due to their own behaviour may not be able to claim accident compensation if it can be shown that their employers took reasonable steps to prevent such accidents happening.