Have you ever used a diving board? Some people cannot wait to get up on a board to dive into a pool. However others couldn’t imagine climbing up high to take that dive. If you are in the first group you may already have had diving lessons, or you are perhaps thinking of doing so in the near future. Whatever the case may be you can ensure you are able to get proper training so you are always safe in your use of these boards.
Thankfully we hear of very few cases that involve diving board accidents taking place. A diving board should be used properly and with care, and of course it should also be in good condition at all times. It is rare for an accident to occur that is caused by a poorly-maintained diving board, or by one that is simply too old to be used safely.
Diving board accidents might also involve those below the diving board. Someone in the water might be hit by someone diving off the board when they shouldn’t do so. Improper use of a board can be potentially fatal, especially if a person hits their head, neck or back.
Can diving accidents really be this serious?
Yes – some people (even professionals) have been lucky to escape with their lives after experiencing an accident of this kind. The crucial factor here is whether or not the accident is the fault of the person who is injured.
If someone else was negligent in causing the accident to occur then the individual has a chance to make a claim. A diving board injury could change the life of the person involved if it is serious enough to cause paralysis or another serious condition. No one would want this to happen.
Call AAH now if you’ve had an accident in the last three years
This is the period of time you have in which to call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 following your accident.
Don’t leave it too late because beyond this time you cannot make a no win, no fee claim.
Take the 30-second online test to get a quick answer to your query and call us on the free 24/7 enquiry line to discuss your case further.
An expert lawyer could be just the person you need to speak to in order to work out whether such a claim could be successful.
Date Published: April 6, 2015
Author: Rob Steen