Modelling accident advice is increasingly needed by professionals who have been injured while undertaking photo shoots in a range of locations. One of the most prevalent accidents is a personal injury claim as a result of a trip, slip or fall that is the fault of someone else’s negligent actions. Models can be asked to work in a wide variety of settings all over the world, and in some cases injuries can be directly attributed to the circumstances imposed on the model by their employers.
Pose no risk
The safety of a model is of utmost importance and the employers are expected to adhere to health and safety regulations at all times to ensure the safety of the workers. Any deviation from the stringent guidelines can result in an accident that will put the employers at risk of prosecution as a personal compensation claim is taken out against the offending parties. If you have experienced negligent actions that have resulted in personal injury then contact Accident Advice Helpline to receive comprehensive advice on your case circumstances. We operate a 24/7 telephone helpline that is free to use and is reached by dialling 0800 689 0500.
Modelling underwater, working with animals, modelling in snowy settings, and wearing inappropriate clothing for the location (heels on the beach) are just a few of the jobs undertaken by working models and all of these above settings have a degree of risk involved. It may be that the equipment provided is not up to a decent state of maintenance and repair, and if a model is pictured scuba diving or something similar then it is particularly important that this is something the employer should have covered.
The right steps
Indoor modelling can involve the runway, or posing in front of a screen on a polished floor. There are numerous videos all over the internet of models that have slipped while working the catwalk, and although some of them are amusing, it is true that some of the models were quite seriously hurt. If you have sustained an injury caused by slipping on a catwalk that you believe to have been wet or unsafe to walk on then you should seek medical advice straight away and proceed to ask someone to take pictures of your injuries and the location of the slip.
By seeking medical help there will be records produced which will detail the severity and location of the injury, and the times and dates of medical treatments. The medical records serve as substantial evidence towards your personal injury claim, as do the photographs that are taken at the site of the accident. Any witnesses should be approached and asked if they are willing to state what they saw of the modelling accident. Accident Advice Helpline was formed in 2000 and has dealt with numerous cases of personal injury claim over a wide variety of different circumstances. Our team of in-house solicitors will deal with a case should you choose to pursue the claim for compensation following modelling accident advice from our highly trained advisors on our free telephone helpline, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: November 30, 2014
Author: David Brown