In many lines of employment, the employees are more exposed to specific types of accidents in their workplace than their customers or guests. As a law firm who can boast years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, including public liability claims and industrial injury compensation, we are experts at identifying the risks that the public are exposed to.
What are the most common types of accidents at work that hotel employees suffer?
The term hotel employee encompasses a broad spectrum of careers and each individual role in a hotel brings with it its own unique dangers. Hotel employees range from reception staff to porters and from kitchen staff to janitorial workers and the types of workplace injuries they incur can vary. Here are some of the most common types of work-related injuries they can suffer that may guests may not necessarily be exposed to.
- Slips, trips and falls
Many hotels employ the services of a porter in order to help guests manage their luggage. Suitcases can often be heavy and the chances of slipping, tripping or falling are a significant health & safety hazard for porters.
- Repetitive Strain Injury
Repetitive Strain Injury, also known as RSI, occurs when excessive and continuous strain is placed on the same muscle groups. Again, this applies primarily to hotel porters who carry heavy loads but can also be suffered by those working behind a desk if their workplace is not ergonomic. It’s important to maintain correct posture and take regular breaks in order to avoid the chances of suffering an RSI.
The risk of sustaining a burn in a hotel applies mainly to the kitchen staff. Hotel kitchen staff are often under enormous pressure to cater for many guests and can lead to the kitchen becoming a hazardous work environment. This is also highlights that yes, some employees are more likely to face certain types of accidents than the guests of a hotel.
Injured at work? Accident Advice Helpline are here to help!
Remember, if you work in the hotel industry and have suffered an accident in your workplace, not limited to the examples above, and it happened within the last three years and wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 and all claims are made on a 100 per cent no win no fee* basis.