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Actors and crew members beware: injuries on movies sets do occur!

  • Jon Koutcher
  • 06/25/2013

Approximately 15 movies were filmed in Philadelphia in 2012.  Movie sets are filled with workers performing different trades, such as electricians, carpenters, stage hands, seamstresses and delivery/transport workers.  These employees perform tireless and physical jobs to ensure the movie set gets created as planned.  Accidents unfortunately occur on movie sets.  For instance, while filming the upcoming movie, “Lone Ranger”, a crew member drowned on the set; a young woman was left with a permanent brain injury while working as an extra on the movie “Transformers 3”; in NYC, a car accident on Seventh Avenue and West 53rd Street injured nine crew members who were working on the Nicholas Cage movie set for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”; and, a driver was crushed by a 50-stone weight on the set of the new sci-fi action flick, “Oblivion”.

But I‘m a celebrity!  Even celebrities get injured.  Celebrities appearing in movies all over the country have sustained serious injuries while working, including: Halle Berry injured her eye in “Die Another Day”, broke her arm in “Gothika” and hit her head on lights while filming at night in “Catwoman”; Russell Crowe injured his shoulder shooting “Gladiator”; Brad Pitt tore his Achilles tendon during “Troy”; Orlando Bloom fell off a horse and broke his ribs in “Lord of the Rings”; Brandon Lee sustained fatal injuries and dies while filming “The Crow”; Kristen Chenoweth suffered a head injury filming “The Good Wife”; and Robert Downey, Jr. injured his ankle while filming “Iron Man 3”.

Work accidents happen everywhere.  They happen to all types of workers and people, even celebrities! If you have been in a work accident in Pennsylvania contact the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation attorneys of Pearson Koutcher Law who have over three decades of combined experience pursuing the rights of injured workers, ensuring that they receive the full benefits to which they are entitled and for as long as necessary for optimal physical and financial recovery.  Contact the Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers of Pearson Koutcher Law immediately after your injury or denial of your claim so that we can best protect your rights under the law.

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