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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for an accident working in a hotel


    Hotel work is very rewarding for some people. Indeed some make a career of working in this industry, gradually working their way up from basic entry position work to more senior positions over time.

    The work can vary markedly from cleaning, whereby staff prepare the rooms ready for the next occupants, to maintenance work where the various jobs that need to be done to maintain the hotel are handled by one or more people. Reception staff are also required and if there is a restaurant or bar on-site these will need staff as well.

    It is very unlikely that anyone would have an accident working in a hotel. There might be cause for something like this to happen but it is uncommon. Health and safety measures mean that every worker should be safe and free from potential harm while they are at work. If something goes wrong in this respect it could lead to an accident taking place.

    Examples of accidents that might happen

    We can all imagine slips, trips and falls occurring from time to time for any number of reasons. Sometimes it can be down to our own clumsiness and won’t be anyone else’s fault. However there might be the potential for hazards to cause accidents too. For instance a worn stair carpet might cause you to trip. You might have an accident working in a hotel as a result of using faulty tools if you are involved in the maintenance side of things.

    In any of these situations the potential to be injured might be slim, but you may end up with some nasty injuries if you do fall victim to an accident. The most important thing is to work out whether someone else was indeed negligent in some way.

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    Could you make a claim?

    The first thing you consider if you are injured won’t be whether or not to make a claim. However you might end up thinking about this if your injuries are more serious or could prevent you from continuing to do the job you love.

    Most important of all is the need to get in touch with the team at Accident Advice Helpline. We operate a free enquiry line you can call when you have had an accident at work. All you need to do is call us at 0800 689 0500 today for more information.

    Date Published: August 9, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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