Do you work as a hotel porter, waitress, housekeeper or even front of house staff, manning the hotel reception? Working in the hotel industry can be a busy, demanding job that puts physical demands on your body – you’re always on the go, ensuring that customers are kept happy. This busy, fast-paced lifestyle can lead to accidents in the hotel industry, and after reading this article you may wonder just how safe your workplace actually is.
Whilst most hotels are fairly safe places to work, accidents in the hotel industry can and do happen – usually they are caused by negligence of some kind. If you’ve been injured in an accident whilst working in a hotel, whether it’s a luxury five-star establishment or a tiny family-run affair, you could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
Confidential advice from Accident Advice Helpline’s expert personal injury advisers is just a phone call away, and there’s a three-year time limit to make a claim, so don’t wait too long to contact us.
Minor or serious injuries?
It may be that you’ve sustained minor injuries at work, such as cutting your leg on something sharp whilst emptying rubbish from a guest room, or spraining your ankle after slipping on a wet floor in the kitchen. More serious injuries could include:
- Burns from hot food, drinks and equipment in the kitchen
- Electrocution whilst using equipment at work – such as a vacuum cleaner or kitchen appliances
- Manual handling injuries when lifting heavy or awkward objects (for example guests’ luggage)
- Dermatitis or skin conditions from using cleaning chemicals without appropriate protection
- Serious lacerations from knives and other sharp kitchen utensils
If somebody else is to blame for your injuries – for example, if your employer didn’t provide you with gloves to wear whilst using chemical cleaning products – then you may be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Why should you claim?
Taking time off work to recover from your injuries could affect your income and leave you struggling to pay your bills. A personal injury settlement could change all that and give you the cash you need to cope.
The person who caused your accident shouldn’t be allowed to get away with their negligent behaviour, so take action and get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see how we can help you claim the personal injury compensation you deserve – it’s free to call us and our lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident in a hotel