Porters, reception staff, kitchen staff, room attendants – there are many different types of jobs available in the hotel industry but they all have one thing in common; they’re busy and fast-paced. Chances are, whether you work in a five-star luxury hotel or a budget chain hotel, you’re kept busy at work, and you have little time to stop and think about your personal safety. It’s up to your employer to ensure that your working environment is safe and that you’re not at risk of being injured, but accidents can and do still happen.
So if you’ve been injured at work, what can you do about it? Well, if somebody else is to blame and it has been less than three years since your accident, you could claim hotel staff injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
Common hotel staff injuries
If you are working as a room attendant or housekeeper in a hotel, you could be injured after slipping on a wet bathroom floor, or suffer lacerations from sharp objects or broken glass left lying around in a hotel room. You could even be electrocuted by faulty cleaning equipment such as a vacuum cleaner or steam mop. Or perhaps you’re a member of hotel kitchen or waiting staff and you’ve suffered slip, trip or fall injuries after slipping on a wet floor or tripping over stock left lying around? Scalds and burns are also common injuries suffered by kitchen and waiting staff, as are lacerations from faulty kitchen equipment and knives.
Manual handling injuries are common amongst hotel staff – particularly porters, who may often have to lift heavy items of luggage up multiple flights of stairs. Trolleys should be provided by employers and you should receive manual handling training so that you reduce your risk of injury. Negligent employers who have not provided staff with proper training or ensured that they stay safe at work could be held liable for injuries and ordered to pay hotel staff injury compensation.
No win, no fee
You might not be earning a six-figure salary in your job at a hotel, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to be compensated for loss of earnings if you have taken time off work after your accident. Accident Advice Helpline’s team of professional injury lawyers works on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so anybody can afford to make a claim with us. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about making a claim and see if you’re eligible.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton