Filming a movie can be a demanding and rewarding business. It is an unusual job environment to work in for the most part. While many people work in this industry, to the rest of us, it seems unusual. Many people are self-employed while others are employed by companies involved in the making of a film.
While we may read about filming going on in various parts of the country, it is quite rare to find out anything about an accident occurring on a film set. Lots of crew members will be undertaking various jobs on the set to make sure everything goes smoothly. However, it is rare for any of them to be injured. This is testament to the dedication and safety of those in charge.
What can go wrong?
Of course things can happen to anyone working on a film set. Regardless of where the set is, there is a chance you could be injured while working at height, or while using machinery of some kind. Training and support is just as important in this workplace as it is in any other workplace.
If there is a lack of training, or equipment provided is not maintained, or someone in charge of health and safety does not do everything they should, the chances of someone being hurt will increase. There have been isolated cases where someone has been seriously hurt during an accident on a film set.
Have you been hurt while working on a film set?
Injured film crew can suffer from all kinds of injuries ranging from the fairly minor ones to far more severe ones that have long-term consequences. Regardless of the injuries you have suffered, you should call Accident Advice Helpline now to learn whether a compensation claim could be worth making.
If you call 0800 689 0500 you can speak with advisors who have already spoken to other injured film crew members. There is a chance you might be able to make a no win, no fee* claim if you have good evidence of negligence. Even if you are unsure whether you have evidence or not, we employ expert lawyers who can check this for you. They can find out whether there is a possibility of succeeding in making a compensation claim. If so, you could find any money worries you have as a result of the accident can be solved.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead