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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 at a TV show?

    If you have been injured while filming or working on a television show you may attempt to find out, ‘Can I claim for an accident at a TV show?’ You can make a personal injury compensation claim with Accident Advice Helpline if the injuries you sustained were not your fault. The negligence of a third party, no matter how honest their intentions, can result in serious accidents. If this is the case, then they need to be made liable for their actions. We have been offering legal representation to clients since 2000, and can handle the claims process for you from start to finish. You will not have to pay any money upfront.

    TV show hazards

    Producers should follow legal advice on health and safety matters before they begin the filming of a show. They should make sure that any staff, actors, and participants are not exposed to hazards or dangers, as long as it is deemed as reasonably practicable. For example, if the TV show is taking place in a poorly lit location then they must provide additional lighting and ensure that any potentially dangerous equipment and props are not used. There is usually at least one member of the crew on set who is well versed in health and safety measures, but accidents can always happen.

    If the accident was due to the negligence of a third party, then you may be able to make a no win, no fee claim for damages. The compensation claim will cover out-of-pocket expenses and could fund counselling or private medical bills. How much you will get is dependent on the circumstances surrounding your injuries and the extent to which the third party has been negligent. While we cannot give you an exact figure, you can make use of our online compensation calculator by visiting our website. This short survey will confirm whether your claim has the potential for success and what it may be worth.

    Potential injuries

    Common injuries sustained on TV shows are due to trips and falls. If you fell over a structure that should have been flagged as a hazard, or slipped on a wet floor that had not been cordoned off, then you are within your rights to file a claim as someone could have prevented the accident from happening. These accidents can result in broken bones, concussion, or punctured organs depending on their severity.

    You can also claim for compensation if you were injured while working on a TV show. Cameramen are often forced to work at great heights, so it is the responsibility of the producer to ensure that any structures or balconies you stand on are fit for the purpose. Set-edge protection and temporary guard rails may also need to be erected to keep you safe.

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    Contacting Accident Advice Helpline

    Our expert solicitors will work diligently to prove that someone was at fault for your accident. We will use information from the accident including dates, times, photographs, and witness statements to support your claim. You only have three years to make a claim so call us for free from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or from a mobile on 0333 500 0993 to get started.

    Date Published: November 15, 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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