Georgia has famously been the filming location of some of the United States’ most famous television shows and movies. However, these productions can pose a serious risk to actors, stunt people, and production staff members alike, leading to severe injury and even death.
Hilley & Frieder, P.C. assists employees in the entertainment industry to seek appropriate compensation for their injuries. If you recently suffered an injury on a movie or television set, our attorneys can help.
Many dangers are present on movie and television sets, whether the filming is taking place in a studio or on location. Dangerous conditions, defective equipment, failure to follow safety regulations, freak accidents, and animal attacks may all contribute to severe injuries and even death.
Some of the most common injuries movie and television workers sustain may include the following:
After sustaining an injury on a movie or television set, you may be eligible for compensation to help you pay for your injury-related damages. If you were an employee of the production at the time of the accident, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits.
These benefits provide funding for your medical expenses, lost wages, and disability while you are unable to work due to a work-related injury, regardless of negligence. However, filing a workers’ compensation claim waives your right to file a lawsuit against your employer.
If you were not an employee, but an independent contractor or extra, you do not qualify for workers’ compensation. However, you may be eligible for compensation under a personal injury lawsuit, if you can prove negligence played a role in your case.
For negligence to occur, you will need to establish the presence of the following three factors during your accident:
If you were an employee at the time of the accident and believe negligence played a role in your injury, you may want to file a lawsuit instead of a workers’ comp claim. You can also file a lawsuit against negligent third parties, regardless of employment status or pending workers’ compensation claims.
If you suffered an injury on a movie or television set in Georgia, don’t wait to seek help. Contact the attorneys at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. today.
Our lawyers can provide you with a number of benefits for your case, including access to expert witnesses who can help build your claim, and a deep knowledge of Georgia’s personal injury and workers’ compensation law, the Georgia court system, and various civil lawsuit and insurance processes.
Contact Hilley & Frieder, P.C. today to schedule your free consultation with one of our Atlanta movie set injury lawyers.