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Movie Set Accident AttorneyLos Angeles is home to Hollywood California where most movies, shows and entertainment based productions are created. However, many times such productions, whether they are big screen motion pictures with multiple special effects and stunts, or small budget commercials or shows fail to follow safety protocol. When production companies fail to follow safety guidelines they create an un-safe work environment in movie sets, and on location studio film shoots which can cause serious injuries. Generally such productions involve the use of heavy camera equipment, exposed cables, and other dangerous conditions. If you have been injured on set contact our Los Angeles Accident Attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Here at the Downtown L.A. Law Group, our personal injury lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to sue and recover the compensation that you are owed after your personal injury accident on a movie set. We have decades of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, and we are ready to help you with your claim. If you would like to speak to our experts, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.

Movie and Television Show Filming Injuries

Film injuries can be severe, a common list of injuries related to working on-set at a movie production include:

  •  Broken bones;
  •  Psychological damage due to explosion;
  •  Failure to warn of possibility of injuries sustained;
  •  Nerve damage;
  •  Eye damage;
  •  Traumatic brain injuries;
  •  Ruptured ear drums;
  •  Depression;
  •  Loss of sight.

Such injuries occur when the production company fails to provide a safe work environment in movie sets and television production stages which are free from dangers or fails to warn its employees of such dangers. If you have been injured during filming or on set as an extra, stunt men, camera man or otherwise contact our offices for a free consultation.

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Common Causes of Filming Accident

Injuries can be caused in numerous ways, most common causes are:

  • Improper use of equipment;
  • Improperly fastened equipment;
  • Improper use of explosives for special effects;
  • Damage caused by loose or improperly installed camera or lighting equipment;
  • Failure to properly warn of or conceal exposed cables or wires;
  • Failure to obtain appropriate permits to engage in production.

If you have been harmed while on set during filming as an actor, extra, special effects stunt men or any other personal associated with the production then contact our offices today, our film accident attorneys can help. We have experience in the field of personal injury and can help maximize your recovery.

Typically, all the points listed above can be directly associated with the negligent actions of a party or entity – which means that you could have grounds to sue.

Major Film and Movie Set Studios on California List

There are a large number of movie set studios in the State of California. These movie sets include:

  • Warner Brothers Studio Facilities
  • Universal Studios Lot
  • Television City
  • The Walt Disney Studios
  • Sunset Las Palmas Studios
  • Sunset Gower Studios
  • Sunset Browson Studios
  • Sony Pictures Studios
  • RED Studios Hollywood
  • Raleigh Studios
  • Radford Studio Center
  • Quixote Studios
  • The Studios at Paramount
  • Manhattan Beach Studios
  • Media Campus
  • Mack Sennett Studios
  • Hercules Campus at Playa Vista
  • Fox Studio Lot
  • The Culver Studios
  • Jim Henson Studios
  • Castaic Studios
  • L.A. Castle Studios
  • Los Angeles Center Studios

If you have been injured on the set of any motion picture studio, you need to call us today. We are here for you and can help you to sort through the red tape, to get the full recovery settlement package that you deserve in this type of case.

Average Value of a Movie Set – Accident Case – Injury Case

The average value of a movie set accident and injury case will vary according to your injuries. You can expect to settle out a case though at around $500,000 to $3 million and up, depending on the injuries. If you experience debilitating injuries, and suffer a permanent disability that changes your life forever, then you can expect to recover more in compensation regarding that type of loss.

Do I File for Workers Compensation, and How Do I File a Claim?

Yes, if you are an employee of one of the movie set studios, you are eligible to file for a workers compensation claim with your employer. You file this claim by talking to your employer, stating the facts of your injury and claim in a detailed report, and filing the claim with the employer. You will be reimbursed according to how the employer deems you are to be paid. You can bring up all of your specifics at that time, which will include any:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost time from work
  • Medicine for pain
  • Medical equipment you had to take home
  • Surgical procedures
  • Upcoming physical therapy and current physical therapy

How Long Does It Take to Get a Settlement and Get Paid Out on a Movie Studio Accident Case?

The length of time to get a settlement will depend largely on the amount of time necessary for investigating the accident you experienced on a movie set film. If you are an extra or stunt man and are injured on a movie set, there will be an investigation by many law enforcement agencies, the movie studio itself, and any other associated agencies such as the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) who require an accounting as to when there are injuries on set.

Other Types of Accidents

In addition to incidents specific to filming sets (like those listed above), many other incidents are possible. These incidents can include slip and fall accidents, trip and fall accidents, falling object incidents, assault and battery incidents, sexual assault incidents, burn incidents, etc. These incidents can sometimes be associated with the unsafe conditions on the premises. In some cases, these incidents can even be associated with negligent hiring, negligent training, etc. Other potential incidents include defective product incidents, which are typically associated with the negligence of a product manufacturers (and sometimes the negligence of the directors, producers, stage crew, etc. who know that the product is defective in some way but fail to take any action). If you were injured in any of these incidents or another incident that hasn’t already been mentioned, do not hesitate to contact us today. We can help you regardless of the specific type of incident or injury that you suffered.

Do I Have the Right to Sue?

If the harm that you suffered can be directly associated with the negligent actions of a party or entity, then you could have grounds to file a lawsuit. To be able to file a lawsuit, you must be able to prove that the incident and the harm that you suffered occurred as a direct result of the negligent actions of a party or entity. Depending on the incident, your right to sue might be based on the concept of premise liability – which states that property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for all their guests. This might apply in the case of slip and fall, trip and fall, falling object incident, etc. If you were injured by a defective product, then you might have grounds to sue based on product liability – which states that product manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their products are safe to use. If you are ever unsure about your right to sue, it is important that you seek legal assistance with the experts at our law firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to understand your right to sue and take action against the liable party.

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Should I Sue for My Injuries?

Determining liability, fault and whether such harm was assumed is important in deciding whether to bring a cause of action. Often times it can be that the harm was assumed by the injured party, however this may not always be the case. Additionally, simply because the harm was assumed does not bar recovery, but can reduce it. Our firm can help you make the right decision. We will review all elements of your claim and consider each case on differently. In certain circumstances a law suit may not be the best road to recovery, since it can alienate the harmed party for future employment and there may be other avenues to recover for your loss.

Contact our firm today in order to discuss your options and what we can do to help you. If you have been injured while on set during a production, filming or as a passerby contact the Los Angeles filming accident attorneys at Downtown LA Law for an absolutely free evaluation. We are committed to helping clients recover for their injuries and can help you with your claim.

Our Los Angeles Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

Los Angeles injury attorneys can help with your recovery for your injuries. Our personal injury film attorneys can help with your recovery and questions. Questions such as whether an extra can sue for damages, or can a stunt man sue for damages, require legal expertise and our firm can help. If you have been injured as a pedestrian during the filming of a movie our firm is here to help. Call us today for an absolutely free evaluation of your case at (855) 339-8879 today.

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