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09 September 2013

Being An Actor Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Broadway actors are talented, disciplined and well trained. Their craft requires countless hours of practice and preparation. While the demands on these actors are certainly great, one would hardly think that the profession would be hazardous to these performers’ health and well-being. According to a premises liability lawyer, this seems to be the latest and newest trend as stage performers are incurring severe and significant personal injuries.

Injured Actors On Broadway

Most recently, on August 16, 2013, CNN reported that a Broadway actor grievously injured his foot while playing the role of Spider-Man in ‘Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark’. This accident is just the latest in a series of maladies and safety concerns that have plagued the show.

In March 2011, the show’s lead actress, T.V. Carpio, was hurt performing an onstage battle scene. Similarly, in December 2010, actor Christopher Tierney, while playing the role of Spiderman in the same show, suffered four broken ribs, a hairline skull fracture, a broken scapula, a bruised lung, three cracked vertebrae and broken bones below his elbow as a result of an onstage fall.

Being a top performing Broadway actor is hard enough without having to worry about being seriously injured while performing on stage. If you are the victim of such an accident, Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman are the only premises liability lawyers with the experience, skill and tenacity to ensure that you are compensated for your loss.

Our Broadway Injury Case Record

Most recently, Lipsig attorney Alan Shapey obtained a 4.625 million dollar verdict for a Broadway actor who fell through a stage trap door during a performance, sustaining fractures to his pelvis, right forearm, ribs, sternum, vertebrae and left foot. To show that the trap door was defectively designed, the law firm hired engineers and built a full scale version of the stage equipment to prove the dangers for the actors.

This case is just one example of the lengths that the attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman will go to ensure that their clients receive justice and the proper compensation that they deserve.

Contact The Lipsig Firm Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident caused by another’s negligence or is the result of a hazardous condition, call the premises liability lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman for a free consultation. Click here now to contact the premises liability lawyers and find out whether you have grounds to make a claim, at no cost to you. You may also call us at 212-285-3300 for a free consultation.