Los Angeles Entertainment Industry Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
California attorneys pursue reimbursement for medical bills and lost income
Like other industries, the entertainment industry relies on heavy equipment, busy worksites and the skillful handling of potential hazards. Unfortunately, things don’t always go perfectly and the people working on film and television projects frequently suffer serious injuries. Whether an injury stems from a falling light, an electrical accident or some other on-set mishap, you deserve an experienced California attorney who can help you get reimbursed for medical expenses and lost income. At Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel in Los Angeles, our Board-certified workers’ compensation attorneys serve clients from the entertainment industry and other fields. We are committed to delivering exceptional counsel to construction workers, set designers, lighting professionals, stage crew members and others who are responsible for the entertainment that is enjoyed worldwide.
Common injuries entertainment industry workers sustain on Hollywood sets
The companies that produce films, television shows and commercials are responsible for obtaining workers’ compensation coverage for the employees and contractors they hire. Any injury that occurs to a worker while someone is doing their job is compensable, even if the incident was not attributable to anyone’s negligence. Our firm handles all types of workers’ compensation claims for entertainment industry personnel, including matters relating to:
- Fractures, bone breaks and concussions caused by accidents involving stunt performers and actors during filming
- Burns from fires and electrical failures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries
- Torn muscles and ligaments caused by on-set falls
- Psychiatric and emotional problems stemming from stress and deadline pressure
Benefits in a workers’ compensation claim can include full reimbursement for medical costs and partial substitution for salary during the period where a claimant cannot work. Payments are also available for work-related permanent disabilities. In the event that a worker dies while performing the duties of their job, surviving family members are entitled to a death benefit.
Construction accidents during film, television and commercial shoots
Films, television shows and commercials often require elaborate sets. Production schedules and late script changes can lead studios, producers and directors to cut corners in some cases. When construction accidents occur during filming, our workers’ compensation lawyers offer strong advice and advocacy to personnel suffering from broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and other ailments.
Injuries to set designers and prop makers
Designing a set or working in the prop department means frequent exposure to power tools and large objects that are often made hastily in order to meet a production schedule. Even when everyone is careful, injuries can occur, leaving victims with broken bones, concussions and other types of harm requiring medical treatment. Fortunately, workers’ compensation is designed to ensure that you receive the healthcare and financial support you need immediately. If this does happen, our attorneys are here to help.
Accidents involving electricians, lighting professionals and stage crew
Filming and taping locations are crowded with lights above and electrical wires below. With so much going on, someone could miss the fact that a Tungsten light is about to fall or that an electric line is not properly grounded. Getting electrocuted or struck on the head might have severe and lasting effects on your health. If you’ve been hurt because of your job as an on-set electrician, a member of the lighting team or in any other capacity on the stage crew, you can rely on us to take prompt, effective action to get you the benefits you’re entitled to.
Contact a California workers’ compensation attorney to receive a free consultation
Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel in Los Angeles has Board-certified workers’ compensation attorneys who understand the special considerations associated with entertainment industry claims. If you suffered an on-the-job injury, please call 213-251-5900 or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our experienced California lawyers.