Can I claim for an accident as a cinema worker? Provided that the accident is not your fault then the answer to that question is an emphatic yes. Accident Advice Helpline has experienced and expert solicitors who can offer advice on all aspects of the law as it relates to accident compensation and who are ready to guide clients through the process.
What sort of accident could I have?
The workplace can be a hazardous environment if health and safety rules are not complied with and cinemas are no exception in this respect. The types of accidents a cinema worker could potentially be exposed to would include:
- Accidents arising from the use of faulty electrical equipment
- Burns from work carried out in food preparation areas
- Slips and falls while cleaning cinema auditoriums or bathrooms
- Slips and falls on staircases because of frayed carpets
In many modern cinema premises, hot food and drink can be obtained and this food has to be prepared by staff. A splash from a hot liquid or sauce can cause a nasty injury, resulting in time off work or, in an extreme case, the employee being unable to continue to work. If such an accident is owing to the negligence of another individual or the organisation itself, the injured party would be entitled to seek accident compensation.
Is it my employer’s fault?
If someone suffers from an accident as a cinema worker, they might believe the accident is not the fault of their employer, but an injured party should realise that their employer is legally obliged to protect them from harm in the workplace. For instance, adequate training has to be provided and if it is not and a worker is injured in the course of their duties, they may well be entitled to compensation owing to employer negligence. Accident Advice Helpline is more than happy to advise clients on all aspects of making a claim, including whether their employer has been negligent in implementing workplace health and safety regulations, resulting in accident and injury.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
With a track record of successfully handling many thousands of claims for compensation, Accident Advice Helpline has the expertise needed to guide injured cinema workers through the legal compensation system. Better still, our solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee* basis, meaning that clients unsuccessful in their case will not have any solicitors’ fees to pay out. Nor will they be required to pay fees before a case can begin. If a client has experienced financial difficulties arising from a workplace injury, the last thing they want is to have to pay upfront to obtain critical legal advice.
To contact Accident Advice Helpline for advice on successfully obtaining accident compensation from a injury while working in a cinema, call the helpline number 24 hours a day, seven days a week or log onto the website and fill out the 30-second compensation claim form. It is as easy as that.
Date Published: May 4, 2014
Author: David Brown