Working in television studios is generally considered as a glamorous area of work. That being said, despite the glitz and glam of showbiz, occupational accidents still do occur for those working in television studios.
Accidents and injuries in television studios
If you visualise the typical workplace environment, it becomes quite easy to imagine the types of accidents at work that occur in television studios.
Due to recording equipment, which is mostly electronic, there are generally many wires and stands spread across the area. This can lead to myriad injuries in television studios, mostly caused by slips, trips or falls over equipment and wires.
Depending on the nature of the role, more severe work accidents in television studios can occur. For example, those who choose to undertake their own stunts or physically demanding positions, can experience various injuries, including repetitive strain injuries, fractures and lacerations.
For those who work behind the camera, rather than in front of it, electrocution due to poorly-maintained equipment, slips, trips and falls, as well as repetitive strain injuries are common work-related accidents in television studios.
Remember, the focus is usually on shooting too, therefore slips, trips and falls also take place due to lack of attention to workplace hazards.
Accidents at work
Whether you work in television studios, on a farm, or in a standard nine-to-five position in an office, if you sustain an injury at work and you believe you are not to blame for the harm you have suffered, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety while you are at work and so if they fail to provide adequate training or maintain equipment or workplace standards, for example, they could be held liable for any injury or illness caused by your work-related accident.
So long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years, and you are able to provide evidence to support your stated ailment and to suggest where liability may lie, it is likely that Accident Advice Helpline will be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Getting in touch
For more information regarding the claims process, and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice