As those of us in Chicago are well aware, Transformers 3 has been forming in the Chicagoland area for the past month. Unfortunately, the filming brought tragic news earlier this week when a movie extra was hospitalized after suffering a serious head injury during a stunt. The stunt was being filmed in northwest Indiana, according to police. The female extra received the personal injuries around 7:00 p.m. when an object went through the windshield of her 2006 car on Cline Avenue in Hammond, Indiana, just northeast of Chicago. She was an extra in the movie, but was not a member of the trained specialized stunt personnel.
The car hit a concrete median barrier and continued for almost a mile before stopping. The vehicle involved in the workplace stunt during the Transformers 3 filming had extensive damage to the driver’s side; the Illinois personal injury victim was airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. The film crew stopped filming after the personal injury accident.
Although it is unclear whether the extra was employed by the filmers or was working as an independent contractor, the Chicago personal injury lawyers at Levin & Perconti want to remind you that you have a right to a safe and healthful workplace. Those who suffer personal injuries on the job may be eligible for benefits under workers’ compensation coverage.
More information is available on the extra’s personal injuries at Chicago Sun-Times.