Some professionals seem to accept that in their line of work they will endure workplace injuries. When discussing dangerous careers many immediately think of construction workers, perhaps fishermen, or electricians.
What is a less commonly discussed is the service industry. Service industry employees are at risk for enduring a number of injuries, including:
• Being cut on broken glass or by sharp objects
• Being burned
• Repetitive stress injuries and more.
It is a common misbelief that bartenders, waiters, bussers and other service staff cannot claim workers compensation because they are part time workers. In New York most employers must provide workers’ compensation for their employees, even those that are part time.
To claim workers’ compensation there are several steps the injured must take. For more information click here.
If you have been injured on the job fill out a free case evaluation form. This form is easy to fill out and may be the first step towards recovering compensation for your injuries.