Working on a TV programme can be a bit overwhelming, especially if something goes wrong, so if you need to make a TV extra accident claim it helps to have the support of an organisation like Accident Advice Helpline.
You can drop us a line at any time, by phone, text or the form on our website, and we will always get back to you quickly to offer free, no obligation advice.
Because they work with accident victims all the time, our advisers are very sympathetic and you will find them easy to talk to. They will let you know where you stand and what your options are.
TV sets, whether they are in studios or elsewhere, can be dangerous places. Despite strict safety rules pertaining to the design of sets, things can still fall over, drop on people or collapse underneath them. Hot lights are innately hazardous and swinging booms can be dangerous at head height. There can also be problems with props and with stunt work, even if you are not directly involved.
In addition, crowd scenes are risky because there are so many people for the director and assistants to keep track of; it is easy to be knocked over if a lot of people are running about. Add to this the risk of cables coming loose and catching people’s feet, and you will not be surprised to hear that TV extra accident claims are common.
Under the regulations that govern compensation claims, we can only help if the accident was not your fault. But if you are not sure about that, give us a call – you might discover that other people bear more responsibility than you think.
You will need to have been treated by a doctor to ensure there is a record of your injuries; so if all you have had is on-set first aid and the accident happened recently, you should book an appointment with your GP as soon as possible. This is also a good idea in case you have hidden injuries that could become problematic later on without treatment.
Normally, all claims need to be made within three years of the accident. You may have longer if you are claiming on behalf of a child, but it is still best to get advice as soon as possible so that you can be sure of your position.
At Accident Advice Helpline we can do more than just advise – we can also, if you wish, introduce you to a solicitor who will take your TV extra accident claim forward for you. We make an effort to find our clients solicitors who are experts in the areas they are dealing with, and all of the solicitors on our team work on a no win, no fee basis.
Do not be put off because it seems complicated – your solicitor will take care of the paperwork and we will make things as easy as we can for you. If you have been hurt due to someone else’s carelessness, you have a right to be compensated, so do not miss out.
If you want to speak to an adviser then dial 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or: 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: July 7, 2015
Author: David Brown