Hotel porters have that job that none of us envy – assisting guests with their luggage. It’s all very well if you’re helping somebody who knows the meaning of packing light, but more often than not you may be expected to lift heavy luggage or even deliver parcels to hotel guests, or assist other departments with moving things from A to B. Injuries can occur if you’re not careful – and even if you are careful, somebody else’s negligence could leave you injured. Claiming hotel porter injury compensation could help to cover your bills whilst you are off work recovering, and you could find out how much you could be entitled to by taking the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website.
Manual handling injuries
By far the most common type of injury sustained by hotel porters are manual handling injuries. Bending, lifting and carrying heavy luggage, boxes of stock and other heavy or awkwardly shaped items could easily lead to a serious injury, particularly if you have not received proper manual handling training. For heavy luggage and other items, your employer should provide you not only with training but also with equipment designed to make your job easier, such as a luggage trolley, for example. If they fail to do so and you’re injured, why not claim hotel porter injury compensation?
Manual handling injuries can include injuries to your back, knees, shoulders and neck which could take time to heal. Back and shoulder injuries are difficult to diagnose and can lead to chronic pain – you may need physiotherapy or even surgery, in some cases. Because working as a porter is a physical job, you might be unable to return to work or be forced to reduce your hours, affecting your earnings and your family’s finances.
Claiming for loss of earnings
Making a 100% no win, no fee claim with Accident Advice Helpline could help you get the compensation you deserve for your loss of earnings. If your employer hasn’t provided you with the training you need or has been negligent and you’ve been injured at work as a result, we can help. Simply call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to get confidential advice from our expert team – there is no obligation to proceed with a claim. However you have been injured whilst working as a hotel porter, we’re here to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton