Hospitality Workplace Injuries
Hospitality careers, including food service, tourism and hotels encompass a large number of employers at risk for workplace injuries.
According to the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, hotel workers are 40% more likely to be injured on the job than the employees of any other service sector. They also sustain higher injuries that result in more time off and medical restrictions than any other hospitality career.
Proper training is critical to reduce accidents, illnesses, and even fatalities. The most effective way to diminish workplace incidents is by adopting an injury prevention safety program, which helps employees and employers commit to safety, health, and security.
Common Hospitality Workplace Accidents
Falls. Slips and trips are the most common hazards in the hospitality industry and make up over a third of all major injuries.
Lifts. Hospitality workers are constantly lifting heavy loads, including food trays, containers, laundry and kitchen appliances.
Overexertion. Hotel and restaurant employers are at high risk for placing physical stress on their bodies and developing musculoskeletal disorders.
Cuts. Slashes and punctures happen often in food service sector from the use of sharp knives and utensils.
Burns. Working with hot appliances such as stoves, ovens, grills and fryers can result in painful burns and scarring.
Violence. Unfortunately, hospitality workers are at risk for being violently assaulted at the work place, especially from robberies.
Common Hospitality Workplace Injuries
It’s critical to seek medical attention right away if you have suffered from a workplace injury. If you’re having trouble filing a claim or getting the support from your employer, contact Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys. Our lawyers are ready to fight for your case so you can get the benefits you’re owed.