Photographers can find themselves in all kinds of situations. In some cases they will be called to photograph scenes of demonstrations and similar events. In other cases they could photograph sporting events, celebrities or any number of more local occasions.
Photographers know the amount of equipment they have to carry around with them to make sure they are well prepared for every occasion. Various lenses and incidental equipment all come together to help them make sure they have all the things they need, whatever occasion they might be attending.
In what situations might photographer injury compensation be paid?
You would not generally think of photography as a dangerous job to do. This is true for the most part. However, there have been cases where photographers have been hurt while doing their jobs. For example one photographer was injured by a stun grenade thrown by the police at a demonstration he was photographing. This is just one example of something that can happen.
Of course many incidents will be far less serious than this. If a photographer works for a newspaper, for example, the building in which they work should be safe and free from potential hazards. If those in charge have not performed risk assessments, a photographer might end up slipping over or tripping up and hurting themselves as a result. They might also damage some of the photography equipment they are carrying.
Learning more about potential compensation claims
Photographer injury compensation has been paid out in cases where people have been hurt while doing their work. For this to happen successfully, evidence of negligence must be produced by the lawyer working on behalf of the injured photographer. There is also a three-year window during which the claim must be made, since this is entrenched in law.
If you think you might be able to claim for injuries suffered while working as a photographer, you should call us at Accident Advice Helpline. With years of experience, we have never been in a better position to offer our help and no-obligation advice. When you call 0800 689 0500 you have a chance to chat with a friendly advisor who can provide more information about your situation. Don’t leave it too late to call – do it now and see whether you could get a successful outcome to any compensation claim you might decide to make in the near future.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead