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Were You Injured On The Job?
Were You Hurt On The Job In Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Hallandale, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, or any place in Broward?
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Florida is a tourist haven for fun in the sun with hotels and motels hiring 1000's of employees in season. These types of jobs are usually very physical in nature. Scrubbing and cleaning while bent in awkward positions can place you at risk for neck, shoulder and arm injuries. Also making beds and lifting mattresses can lead to back injuries.
Hotels can be a dangerous place to work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, of all service industry workers, hotel workers have the highest rate of injury at 5%. The average for all service industries is only about 3.4%.
Hotel room cleaners have significantly higher injury rates than other hotel workers, with nearly 8% experiencing injuries, according to a 2009 report in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine (as reported by the L.A. Times). This compares to 2.8% for banquet servers and just under 6% for cooks.
Nearly 1.8 million people worked in the travel and accommodations field in the United States in 2009, including more than 400,000 hotel room cleaners. The workers in the hotel industry, largely women of color and immigrant women, are "more than 48% more likely to be injured on the job than the typical service worker" and more than 51 percent more likely to experience disabling injuries,
A 2009 study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine looked at the injury rates among service workers from 2003 to 2005. Fifty hotels were studied and these were hotels that fell within the top-five hotel chains in the U.S.
Hyatt housekeepers had the highest risk of injury, reports the Daytona News Journal. Hotel workers at the Hilton chain had the lowest risk. The repetitive stress of washing bathroom floors, vacuuming, and changing sheets, pillowcases, and quilts, added to the burden on a housekeeper. Repetitive bending can lead to pain in the back, knees, shoulders, and hands.
With cutbacks in these trying times, housekeepers have an even heavier burden with more rooms to clean.
Hispanic housekeepers had the highest rate of injury at about 10.6 percent a year compared to 6.3 percent for Caucasians, 5.5 percent for African-American housekeepers, and 7.3 percent for Asian housekeepers.
If you are a hotel employee injured of the job call and speak to one of our hotel injury workers compensation lawyers.