Deep sea diving is one of the world’s most dangerous jobs. Should a deep sea diver become involved in an accident he or she risks death or serious disability. With this in mind anyone engaged in the occupation that has an accident at work will probably ask themselves, “Can I claim for a deep sea diver accident?”
If you have had the misfortune to suffer a deep sea diving accident it is in your best interest to consult a skilled legal practitioner. At Accident Advice Helpline we have a team of experts experienced in dealing with accident claims relating to deep sea divers.
All employers have a duty of care to their employees under the United Kingdom’s Health and Safety regulations. If your employer has been found wanting in this duty and this contributed to your accident, you may well have grounds for instigating legal proceedings.
In order to make a successful claim you must not have been responsible for the accident. However, even if there is some doubt about your own liability it is still a good idea to contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. During the initial consultation we will endeavour to ascertain whether you do have a case for making a compensation claim.
Accidents involving deep sea divers are often caused by mechanical failure. These include faulty diving equipment, which includes problems with bells and bell doors, and diving chambers. Accidents can also occur on dive support vessels.
These incidents often lead to divers suffering illness and injury. Problems caused by surfacing too rapidly can lead to decompression illness, otherwise known as the bends. Injuries to the spine can result from a deep sea diving accident, while skin diseases, such as contact dermatitis, are not uncommon in people working in this industry.
Where an accident has led to the death of a diver, Accident Advice Helpline has successfully pursued claims on behalf of the bereaved family.
By contacting us as soon as possible following your accident, not only will you receive a definitive answer to the question, “Can I claim for a deep sea diver accident?” we will also be able to provide you with legal representation that will cost you nothing to instigate. This will be very important should your employer or any other party responsible for your misfortune deny liability.
Of course, liability can be admitted and this will be the best case scenario for you. This is because it will avoid the claim having to go before the courts, which will result in you receiving your compensation in a much shorter timeframe than might otherwise be the case. You may, however, feel that the offer of compensation is insufficient for your pain and suffering, the loss of earnings resulting from the accident and any medical and care costs. If so, we will discuss the matter with you and it may be decided to pursue your compensation claim through the courts.
There can be no guarantee that your compensation claim will be successful, but by using our services at Accident Advice Helpline you will not be faced with a potentially crippling legal bill should your case be lost.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: January 1, 2014
Author: David Brown