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    Can I claim for a scuba diving accident abroad?


    There is nothing worse than looking forward to your scuba diving holiday all year only to have it ruined by being involved in a scuba diving accident. If this has happened to you while you were abroad and you are thinking about making a compensation claim, give Accident Advice Helpline a call. The article below details some information about scuba diving accidents abroad and could help you to answer the question  “can I claim for a scuba diving accident abroad?”

    Scuba diving accidents abroad

    There are some amazing scuba diving locations around the world. Some of the most popular holiday destinations for this type of adventure holiday include exotic locations such as Fiji, Mexico, Egypt, Costa Rica and Indonesia. Whether you have specifically planned an adventure holiday around scuba diving or it is just one of the activities you have arranged to take part in on a general holiday, your entire holiday can be ruined by one unfortunate accident.

    Scuba diving carries many risks, but many of these hazards can be managed. The causes of scuba diving accidents can be grouped into one of three major categories:

    • Procedural errors.
    • Environmental issues.
    • Equipment problems.

    While procedural errors and environmental issues can be more complicated, equipment failure is one of the most predictable causes of scuba diving accidents. It is also one of the most easily preventable.

    What can I claim for a scuba diving accident abroad?

    If your scuba diving excursion goes wrong and you sustain an injury in the process, there are certain costs that will inevitably have to be met. The most obvious and immediate expense will be for medical treatment. Beyond the initial treatment, you may need to pay for repatriation once you are well enough to travel. Once home, you may need to take more time off work to recover, which would also create a loss of earning. All these expenses would form a part of the basis for the compensation claim.

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    How can Accident Advice Helpline assist with my scuba diving accident claim?

    Making a claim for a scuba diving accident that occurred outside the United Kingdom can seem overwhelming. Questions arise about whom to seek compensation from and how to go about starting the claims process. Finding an expert solicitor able to handle this type of claim should be your first priority.

    Accident Advice Helpline offers a free, 24-hour legal helpline. Call us on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our legal advisers. They will ask you a few questions to find out the details of your accident and injuries so that they can properly assess your individual case and refer you to the right solicitor for your claim. All our solicitors work on a 100% no win, no fee basis; therefore, starting your claim will not cost you anything.

    Try our 30-second test at the top of the page to find out how much your scuba diving accident abroad could be worth.

    Date Published: December 31, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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