There are some weird and wonderful jobs out there, and few are more exotic than an underwater photographer. Photography is a fascinating job, but it can carry risks, especially if you work in extreme environments. Underwater photographers, for example, have a lot more to think about than just getting the lighting right and capturing a moment perfectly. They also have to consider their own safety.
Safety tips for underwater photographers
Being underwater carries a risk at the best of times. When you’re trying to take photographs, it can be even harder to stay safe. Underwater photographers must be aware of the potential risks involved in trying to capture those perfect shots under the sea. When you go diving, you have to bear your breathing in mind, and you should always avoid descending or ascending too quickly to allow your body to adjust to changes in pressure. The same can be said for any job that involves spending time underwater. You want to get that winning shot, but not at the price of your health and safety.
All underwater photographers should be briefed and provided with safety equipment before they begin a job. If a photographer is employed by a company, it is that company’s responsibility to ensure that the photographer has everything they need to reduce the risk of work injuries.
Claiming compensation for diving accidents
If you’ve been involved in a diving accident while you were working, and you weren’t at fault, it may be possible to claim compensation. You may be able to claim for diving injuries if you were provided with faulty equipment or you received poor instruction, for example, as this would indicate that you were not liable for the incident. Just like any employee, if you’ve been injured at work, and you’re an underwater photographer, you have a right to claim provided that you weren’t to blame for your work accident.
If you think you may have a viable work accident claim, and you’re keen to find out more about how the process of claiming personal injury compensation works, call Accident Advice Helpline. We have more than 15 years of experience in dealing with work injury claims, and our expert team will do all it can to maximise your chances of making a successful claim. We operate a no-win, no-fee* policy and the majority of our clients don’t have to attend court proceedings. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: May 9, 2017
Author: Accident Advice