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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can I Claim for an Accident on a Film set?

    If you are wondering, “Can I claim for an accident on a film set?” the answer is most certainly yes and the Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you with your claim.

    Call the Accident Advice Helpline for all the help you need to make a claim for an accident sustained on a film set. In business since 2000, Accident Advice Helpline’s specialist solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee basis in 100 per cent of cases.

    The solicitors who work for Accident Advice Helpline have expertise across the entire spectrum of the law, so no matter how complex you think your case might be, there is legal advice available to you.

    What accidents can happen on a film set?

    An exciting part of any film as far as the audience is concerned is the stunts, but on set, a stunt can sometimes go wrong, resulting in serious accident and injuries. Film producers will have liability insurance in place and anyone injured on a film set is entitled to lodge a claim if they think they have a case.

    Accidents on a film set are not necessarily confined to aspects of the film production itself.  There are many services attached to a film set, one of which is catering, and the film producers have to ensure that proper health and safety regulations are adhered to. Nonetheless, accidents do happen, such as slips or falls from spilt liquid, or burns from catering equipment or boiling water. To reiterate, anyone who has experienced an accident on a film set may be entitled to receive compensation, no matter what the circumstances.

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    What evidence will I need?

    If you are thinking of making a claim for compensation arising from an accident on a film set, it is important to retain as much documentation as possible for the legal proceedings. For example, if the claim is in respect of injuries suffered on set, medical records would be critical in any successful claim. Perhaps the injured party was prescribed medication following their accident. In that case, prescription dockets would be useful in helping prove a case for financial loss arising from the treatment of injuries suffered. If the pain arising from injuries suffered on a film set becomes worse over time, resulting in considerable time off work or the individual concerned is unable to work at all, medical records gathered over the course of time, charting the worsening of an individual’s injuries, would be essential in determining the appropriate level of compensation.

    How soon must I claim?

    Under normal circumstances, an individual will have to have suffered injury from an accident in the past three years to be entitled to compensation, but a longer time frame can be taken into account by the court under exceptional circumstances. The experienced solicitors who work at Accident Advice Helpline will be in a position to advise you of your rights to claim compensation and whether the claim falls within the legally required timeframes. For client convenience, Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Date Published: May 4, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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