Working in the hospitality injury could mean you’re employed as a permanent member of staff in a hotel, restaurant, bar or by a catering company – or you could work as a temp or contractor for an events company which supplies hospitality staff for major events. But whatever your role, you deserve to be safe at work, and if an accident has occurred which has left you injured, claiming hospitality staff injury compensation could be on the cards.
When it comes to making a claim, you want to use a personal injury lawyer you can trust, which is why you should choose Accident Advice Helpline; we’ve got 15 years industry’ experience and come recommended by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen.
Common injuries for hospitality staff
Slip, trip and fall injuries are commonly suffered by hospitality staff such as events staff or waiting staff. You could slip on a wet floor, trip over trailing cables at an event or even fall down a flight of stairs at work. Lacerations are also pretty common amongst waiting and bar staff who could suffer cuts from broken glasses or crockery which hasn’t been cleaned up.
Kitchen staff such as chefs and assistants are at risk of lacerations too, from sharp knives and other equipment, and it’s important that staff receive the training needed to carry out their work safely. Scalds, burns and electric shock are also common injuries suffered by kitchen staff – you could be burned or suffer electric shock from a faulty cooker, kettle or other electrical appliance in the kitchen. Manual handling injuries can affect anyone working in hospitality, from kitchen staff to hotel porters, and could include back, neck and shoulder injuries that make it hard to return to work.
It may be that you’ve suffered an injury which has left you in pain months or even years after your accident, such as a back injury from slipping on a wet floor or a limp from a fractured leg that never healed properly. If you’re unable to return to work or are in pain, Accident Advice Helpline will ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering, as well as any loss of earnings and medical expenses you’ve incurred as a result of your injuries. Call our expert team today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you’re eligible to make a 100% no win, no fee hospitality staff injury compensation claim – our advice line is open 24/7.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton