Working as a film extra means you have no lines to learn, but you could still end up in the background of some of the most famous films ever to be released. This is what attracts some people to these roles, although the work can be quite demanding and boring too on many occasions. There is much to be done in between takes and that can lead to a dull day in many instances.
You would at least expect the role to be safe, and you’d be right on most occasions. While this is true, there is still the outside chance you could be injured while working in this job if you are unlucky. Injured film extras may need medical treatment for their injuries and in some cases they may not be able to continue in their role.
Have you found yourself in this situation?
If you work as a film extra you may be reading this because you have been injured in the last three years. If this is the case, you might be wondering whether it is too late to make a claim for compensation. Injured film extras do have three years in which to launch a claim if they have been injured while at work, just as is the case in many other injury situations.
It might not be easy to work out whether you are among the injured film extras who could make a successful claim. You must prove that negligence caused your accident to occur, regardless of the injuries you suffered. Health and safety measures on the film set should be very good, as the rules are there to protect you and everyone else who works in this setting.
What should you do next?
It doesn’t matter how likely or unlikely you think it might be that you would win compensation. The most important thing is to get proper advice from a legal representative with experience in this area. This will help make sure you can make a claim if you are in a good position to do so.
Accident Advice Helpline employs a range of lawyers who have won many cases of this type already. If you phone us on 0800 689 0500, you can find out whether your own injuries might lead to a successful compensation payment to you. Make sure you call us here today.
Date Published: September 24, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead