A Birmingham-based recruitment agency must be employing particularly accident-prone members of staff.

The company has taken the unusual step of acquiring £100,000 of insurance cover for permanent ...

A Birmingham-based recruitment agency must be employing particularly accident-prone members of staff.

The company has taken the unusual step of acquiring £100,000 of insurance cover for permanent total disability to its 71 staff, sustained "on or around" the photocopier.

The 12-month cover began on 6 December, perfectly timed for those notorious office Christmas party mishaps that occur on or around office photocopiers.

The insurance cover is provided by Goodfellows, one of the companies belonging to insurance innovator Simon Burgess.