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Hospitality Workplace Injuries

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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.

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

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Our Attorneys

Our attorneys specialize in workman's comp, personal injury, and dispute resolution services.

We have have a long history of building long-term client relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.


Frank Prior - Attorney

Frank Prior

With over 25 years of experience in civil litigation and thousands of cases mediated, Frank specializes in the fields of workers compensation and personal injury law.

Sherman Lee Criner - Attorney

Sherman Lee Criner

Sherman is Licensed to Practice Law in North and South Carolina. He has extensive education in law and the mediation practice, professional experience and impressive memberships in many noteworthy political, civic and business organizations.

Ashley Edwards - Attorney

Ashley M. Edwards

Ashley is a NC attorney and certified mediator in North and South Carolina, Ashley has represented hundreds of clients and mediated thousands of cases for attorneys, insurance carriers and private companies. 

Client Feedback

“These guys are awesome and care about their clients very much. I would suggest anyone hurt on the job to contact them. Cannot express my appreciation enough to them!"

Trevor P.

“Ashley Edwards genuinely cares about his clients and holds himself to the highest standards in all of his professional interactions. I am happy to recommend him to anyone who needs help navigating the workers compensation process."

Patrick H.

“Ashley has been practicing compensation law in the greater Wilmington area for 15+ years. I have often turned to him for advice and counsel. He knows the law, is trustworthy, listens to his clients, and fights to do the right thing for them. He is my first call!"

Channing E.

“Mr Edwards made my case feel like it was his most important case. He is so caring and attentive."

Renee M.

“This was the first and only law firm I contacted after being injured. Everyone there has been on point concerning my case and extremely professional. I highly recommend contacting workers comp first if injured. It will be as if it's the most important case they have and they will not disappoint. Thank you to the entire team."

Stephen H.

“Wonderful Experience under difficult circumstances. They helped me understand my rights and options under the law. Mr. Edwards took the time to help and meet with me whenever I had questions. He is highly recommended for his expert advice and service. "

Ashley M.

“This is the place to go if you get hurt on the job Ashley and his paralegal Janet are really nice and super easy to talk to and they take the time to really listen to your problems and get you the help you need and deserve."

Anthony R.

“They came out took out time to listen very smart he knows what he's talking about he heard me out and took my case under difficult sircumstances and i highly advise this is the law firm to consider."

Marlo C.

“Sherman is one of the best mediators that I know---he is extremely proficient in Workers' Compensation Law and he is an outstanding communicator. I give Sherman my highest rating!"

Peer Review - Lawyers.com

“Great Experience with a caring lawyer who took the time to actually meet with me. He handled my case to the end and explained everything. Highly recommended."


“Ashley is very knowledgeable and relatable to his clients, to opposing counsel, and to all parties when acting as mediator. "

Peer Review - Lawyers.com

“Ashley didn't always tell me what I wanted to hear but he always told me the truth. He is very knowledgeable and professional... I would highly recommend Ashley if you feel the need to hire an attorney. "


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