Workers’ Compensation For Injuries Suffered On TV And Film Sets
Have you been injured on a television or film set? You may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
At The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, LLC, in Atlanta, we represent actors, stunt performers, crew members and other employees on all types of television and film sets. Attorney Miller is an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer who can help you understand your rights and pursue the benefits to which you are entitled.
Common Injuries Suffered On Television And Film Sets
Georgia has a thriving television and film industry. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, the Georgia film industry ranks third in the nation behind California and New York. In fact, Georgia has nearly 3,000 motion picture and television industry businesses.
Unfortunately, sets present risks to workers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, common causes of accidents on sets include:
- Unsafe explosions or special effects
- Faulty lighting equipment
- Falls from high platforms
- Faulty safety cables and wires
- Malfunctioning production equipment
- Slip-and-fall accidents
Most employers in Georgia are legally obligated to provide workers’ compensation insurance to their employees. Workers’ compensation provides benefits, in the event of an injury or illness. Workers’ compensation coverage takes effect as soon as you begin working.
Under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act, injured employees may be entitled to medical treatment, lost income and disability benefits, while family members of employees who have died in a workplace accident may be entitled to death benefits and burial expenses.
It’s A No-Fault System
Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means you may be eligible for benefits even if the employer is not responsible for your injury or illness. In exchange, you give up the right to sue the employer in a personal injury claim.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
Lawyer T. Andrew Miller can help you pursue the benefits you deserve. For a free consultation, call The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, LLC, in Atlanta at 678-605-9109. If you prefer, you may contact us through our website.