Atlanta Movie Set Injury Attorney
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.
Why Choose Us
- Our attorneys have over 35 years of experience in Georgia personal injury law and workers’ compensation, including entertainment industry cases.
- Our firm believes in open, honest communication throughout each step of your case. We will always answer your questions and inform you of how to best prepare.
- Our firm has a strong track record of success, securing millions of dollars in settlements and several awards recognizing our dedication to our clients.
Common Types Of Movie Set Injuries
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:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Loss of vision or hearing
Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Movie And Television Employees
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.
Can You File A Personal Injury Lawsuit Against A Production Company?
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:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care.
- The at-fault party breached his or her duty of care.
- You suffered injuries as a direct result of the breach of care.
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.
Were You Injured On An Atlanta Movie Or TV Set? Call Us Today.
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.