When we discuss accidents at work, we generally think of injuries sustained in office environments, or on building sites – it is all too easy for your mind to consider typical job roles. But, that aside, the more glamorous job roles out there aren’t completely hazard-free either, including the myriad potential accidents whilst on a film set.
Common accidents whilst on a film set
Although you would expect common accidents whilst on a film set to involve slips and trips over filming wires or set props, there are other, more severe hazards on set that cause work-related accidents.
When you are involved in the making of movies, actors, and stunt-doubles especially, are often required to partake in activities that present risk to their health and safety.
As well as the common accidents whilst on a film set, injuries and illness occur caused by hazards such as working in adverse weather conditions, working in or near water and working with explosives.
What’s more, depending on the film in question, both the crew and actors are required to use vehicles. This can lead to road-related accidents, and indeed severe car crash injuries.
Who is responsible for the common accidents whilst on a film set?
Depending on the nature of the accident, liability could lie with the personal injury victim or the employer. That being said, your role within the production of the film will have an impact on your contract, and the liability clauses will vary.
This can be a complex area, and Accident Advice Helpline can put a fine-tooth comb through the details of your case and help you determine liability to evaluate whether or not you have a claim that is likely to be successful if pursued.
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Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown