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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Freediving accident claim


    Call the personal injury specialists at Accident Advice Helpline for information and advice on how to make a successful freediving accident claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a legal firm that was founded in 2000. While it was possible in the past to make personal injury claims, for most people it did not seem that way. High legal fees with no guarantee of success made it impossible for most people to even consider.

    Accident Advice Helpline believes that everyone who is entitled to compensation should be able to claim it. All of our expert lawyers work exclusively on a no-win, no-fee* basis. No matter what your financial circumstances, if you have had an accident that was caused by the negligence of others, Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your accident claim.

    Freediving accidents

    Freediving is a risky activity. Participants dive without oxygen deep into the sea. During the dive your lungs contract and your heart beat slows. Anyone who takes part in freediving accepts a certain amount of risk and you might think that you would be unable to make a personal injury claim in the event of an accident.

    This is not necessarily the case. As with all activities, there are hazards that are in your control and those that are in the control of others. For example, equipment used in freediving – the weighted sled to take you to your required depth and the inflating balloon that will return you to the surface – should function well. If they are faulty, then it is possible that someone else was negligent.

    Anyone training someone to freedive has a responsibility to keep them as safe as possible. This would include ensuring that they do not undertake a dive that is beyond their capabilities. Safety precautions such as rescue divers on standby are essential.

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    Making a claim

    If you are injured in a freediving accident, the most important thing to do is to seek medical attention for your injuries. Hopefully you will quickly recover, but if you need to make a personal injury claim, medical records can be used as evidence of your injuries and the impact that they have had on your life.

    When you call Accident Advice Helpline, our trained advisors will need to know all the details of your freediving accident, so it is useful if you record everything you can remember as soon as possible after the accident. If anyone witnessed your accident, get their names and contact details in case your lawyer needs to get in touch during the claims process.

    Record all expenses and financial losses that come about as a result of your freediving accident and don’t forget to update your solicitor if new expenses arise. These will form the basis of your compensation package. Our free 24-hour helpline is available on 0800 180 4123, or by calling 0333 500 0992 from your mobile. Make that call now and start your freediving accident claim today.

    Date Published: November 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.