When you watch a film you will usually focus your attention on the main players in that film. This is necessary to drive the plot so you understand what is happening. However, many films will have extras in the background too, in order to make the scenes more realistic. You may not really be too aware of them, but you would certainly notice them if they were not there.
The main thing to be aware of is that extras play an essential role in making scenes look more natural. However, they have just the same rights in terms of working in a safe environment as everyone else does. They should be provided with a safe workplace and should never be in any danger of being injured in any way.
How likely is it that an extra could be injured?
It is actually very unlikely something like this could ever happen. Of course this doesn’t mean it is impossible to happen. If you work as a movie extra and you have been hurt while working in that role, there is a chance movie extra injury compensation could be paid to you as a result.
The amount you might win would depend on how you were injured and how bad the outcome was. For example, injuries that meant you could never work again might incur a much greater payout than minor injuries that would heal in good time. The crucial element in both cases though is the ability to prove someone else was to blame.
Health and safety issues
We all know health and safety plays a vital role in every workplace. This applies just as much to working on a film set as it does to every other one. This is also why the team working for Accident Advice Helpline is dedicated to making sure anyone calling us can receive the no-obligation advice that could really make a difference in this situation.
If you call 0800 689 0500 you can find out whether you are able to make a no win, no fee* claim with the assistance of one of our lawyers. We can pair you with someone who has experience in this specific area, so you are supported every step of the way if you are in a position to make a claim. Don’t be in doubt – call now to learn more information.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead