Working on a film set, whether you’re an extra, a runner, cast or crew member, is a pretty exciting job. Chances are, you’ll at least get a peek at some celebrities, not to mention having the opportunity to be involved in the production of some great movies. Film sets are always busy, and the work is fast-paced – with so many people rushing around trying to do their jobs, it’s perhaps inevitable that accidents on set can and do happen. But what can you do about it if you’ve been injured whilst working on a film set?
From runners to the star of the show
Anybody can make a claim for film set injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, whether you’re a lowly runner or a film star. The film studio has a responsibility to ensure that all cast and crew members are safe on set, so if you have been injured, you’re entitled to make a 100% no win, no fee* claim with us. But how have you been injured? Here are a few of the most common reasons for claiming film set injury compensation:
- Slip, trip or fall injuries – You could trip over hazards left lying around on set, fall from height or slip on wet or uneven ground
- Injured by objects falling from height, anything from props to lighting and camera/audio equipment
- Injured by extras or runners colliding with you whilst filming
- Cameramen or other crew could suffer manual handling injuries from lifting heavy cameras and equipment
- Scalded by spilling hot drinks (either on yourself or somebody else)
- Electric shock from faulty equipment
- Injured by props or other equipment on-set
- Food poisoning from food provided by an outside caterer
- Allergic reaction to makeup
Loss of earnings
Whether you are a cast or crew member, more serious injuries, such as back injuries from lifting heavy equipment, could mean taking time off work to recover. This could affect your loss of earnings as well as your career, and Accident Advice Helpline will take this into account when working out your personal injury settlement. It couldn’t be easier to make a claim – get in touch with us by calling our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you’re eligible. If somebody else is liable for your accident, you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence and you can get confidential, no-obligation advice from our expert team of advisors.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton