Harrison Ford, 71, suffered a leg injury that required surgery while he was working on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII.” According to ABC News (6.19.14), Ford’s left leg was broken but now he is “doing well.”
ABC reported that the cause of the accident was believed to be a garage door.
Ford is reprising his role as Han Solo in the latest installment of the “Star Wars” franchise, said ABC News. Ford is among a number of original Star Wars cast members who are working on the film, set for release in December 2015.
Attorney at Law David Perecman understands that whether a person is a celebrity or not, when an accident occurs in a New York workplace, injured workers are all eligible for workers’ compensation no matter who they are. All workers may also be able to sue outside of normal workers compensation routes by filing a third-person lawsuit.
A third-party lawsuit may help a worker obtain full and fair compensation for workplace injuries. Workers’ compensation benefits are more limited, having been specifically intended to cover medical costs directly linked to the injury and loss of wages while the employee is unable to return to his or her job.
“In New York, employers are responsible for taking all reasonable measures to secure an employee’s safety on the job whether that employee earn $10 million a movie or $8 an hour,” said Perecman.
The accident involving Harrison Ford occurred at Pinewood Studios in Oxford, England.
If you or a loved one is seriously injured in a workplace accident in New York, contact the personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
The Wall Street Journal article is “Harrison Ford Has ‘Successful’ Surgery Following ‘Star Wars’ Injury.”
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases of vehicular accidents in New York, including train accidents and auto accidents. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition” for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
“Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”