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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Free-diving accident advice


    If you have been injured in a free-diving accident you may need free-diving accident advice. Call the experts at Accident Advice Helpline for information on how to make a personal injury claim.

    Free-diving accidents

    Free-diving is a risky activity. Those that participate enjoy the challenge of diving ever deeper without the oxygen tank that scuba divers would use. During the dive the lungs contract to the size of an orange and the heartbeat can slow to as little as 20 beats per minute, but divers experience a sense of euphoria that makes them eager for the next dive.

    Anyone participating in the sport has to accept a certain amount of risk. They should be aware of the effect on the body and the dangers of the sea. However there are some aspects of free-diving that you place in the control of others. If a free-diving accident happens because of their negligence then you may be entitled to compensation.

    Equipment involved in free-diving may include a weighted sled to take you down to your required depth and a balloon that should be inflated to return you to the surface. If your free-diving accident occurs because this equipment was faulty, then someone else may be considered negligent.

    If someone is training you to free dive they should monitor your progress carefully and not instruct you to complete a dive beyond your capabilities. Safety divers should be on hand to perform a rescue if anything should go wrong.

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    What you should do

    In the event of a free-diving accident the first thing you should do is to seek medical advice. If you decide to make a personal injury claim, then medical records of your injury will be important evidence.

    Make a record of all the details of the free-diving accident. This may include the weather conditions, people around you,and at what point you realised something was wrong. If you are making a claim you will also need to provide the names of any witnesses.

    If anyone was filming or photographing the dive, a record may well be on film of the causes of your free-diving accident.

    Call us

    Accident Advice Helpline is a legal firm that specialises in making personal injury claims. We were founded in 2000 and have many years’ experience of successfully settling claims for a huge variety of injury types. To make a claim you must contact us within three years of your accident.

    Our helpline is free to call on 0800 180 4123 from your landline or 0333 500 0992 from your mobile. When you call, you will speak with one of our trained advisors. They will need to know the details of your accident and will be able to determine if you are eligible for compensation. They can even give you an idea of how much you are likely to be able to claim.

    Call us now for free-diving accident advice and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: November 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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