Going to the cinema is a great experience – popcorn, the latest blockbuster or that indie film you’ve been dying to see for ages on the big screen; perfect. But what about the staff who work at the cinema, ensuring that your afternoon or night out runs smoothly and that you enjoy the film? Cinema staff are often asked to cover a wide range of jobs, from cleaning the screens after the film has finished to working on the ticket desk or serving popcorn and snacks.
When working in such a busy, fast-paced role, accidents can happen, and if you’ve been injured whilst working at a cinema, you could claim cinema staff injury compensation. In fact, Accident Advice Helpline has successfully helped a number of customers claim compensation for an accident whilst working at a cinema, and with our 100% no win, no fee* service, you could afford to make a claim too.
What’s caused your accident?
You might be wondering what could possibly cause an accident in a cinema – you’d be surprised. Here are a few examples of the most common accidents we have handled claims for cinema staff injury compensation for:
- Slips, trips and falls – on a recently mopped floor, broken step or spilt drinks
- Food poisoning from food prepared at work, such as popcorn or a hot dog
- Cuts/lacerations from a broken seat or damaged equipment
- Burns and scalds when preparing hot food and drink
- Electric shock from faulty equipment such as a till or cleaning equipment
- Allergic reaction/skin condition caused by toxic cleaning products such as bleach (which have not been properly labelled)
If you have been injured whilst working in a cinema, chances are you might need to take time off work to recover – that’s going to affect your salary. Don’t worry though, as if you make a claim for cinema staff injury compensation, we’ll take this into account.
Who’s responsible for your accident?
So who’s at fault if a member of the team is injured at work? Your employer is responsible for your safety at work – this means they need to ensure your working environment is safe and check that machinery and equipment in use is also of a safe standard. If you feel your employer hasn’t done this and it’s led directly to your accident, give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500. We’ll talk you through what happens next (most claims can be processed in full over the phone), take some details and offer advice to help you decide if you’d like to make a claim – there’s no obligation at this point.
Date Published: September 25, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton