Hospitality Workers and On the Job Injuries
Do you work in hospitality?
Have you been injured on the job as a restaurant worker or housekeeper?
Are you wondering if you qualify for workers’ compensation in Colorado?
Housekeeping in a major hotel can be back-breaking work. According to the New York Times, “It’s a competition in which the nation’s premier hotels are trying to have their accommodations resemble royal bedrooms. Super thick mattresses, plush duvets and decorative bed skirts have been added, and five pillows rather than the pedestrian three now rest on a king-size bed.”
It’s hard work to get a hotel in good working order and you need housekeepers who are good at what they do to make it happen.
Among the most common injuries for hotel housekeepers are:
- Musculoskeletal disorders involving the joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, neck and back.
- Acute trauma, such as contusions, fractures, lacerations, burns and strains/sprains.
- Chemical exposure.
Effective risk management protocol is also imperative for those who work in the hospitality industry like restaurants as well as housekeeping. The bar, kitchen and dining floor can pose many risks, particularly when workers are striving to provide top-quality service. The most common injuries for these workers stem from burns, lifting and falls.
Minimizing the risk is key to keeping workers safe and healthy on the job. If your workplace is failing to keep you safe on the job, then they could be held accountable.
Are You Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?
Hotel housekeepers are covered by the workers’ compensation system. Housekeepers who have suffered injuries while working should speak with an experienced attorney if they have questions about obtaining workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado.
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