Scuba diving can be dangerous, whether it is a part of your job or you dive as a leisure sport. A scuba diving accident can leave you with a minor injury, but it can also lead to a fatality. If you or a family member have been injured in a scuba diving accident, call Accident Advice Helpline. Our 24-hour helpline has a team of legal advisors that will be able to discuss your accident with you and give you the best scuba diving accident advice.
Avoiding scuba diving accidents
Though accidents can occur despite our best efforts, there are some simple rules you can follow in order to avoid a scuba diving accident:
- Before you dive, make sure you have the proper training needed. Never take on a dive above your skill level.
- Take a short refresher course before going on a diving holiday. After a long period without diving, you could be a little rusty on some of your skills; spending time preparing for the holiday can make all the difference.
- Practice your safety skills.
- Exercise regularly and make sure that you maintain your fitness. If your health has changed since your last dive, discuss this with your doctor to ensure that there is no risk to you when you are diving.
- Become a rescue certified diver.
- Before you dive, make sure you give your gear a thorough inspection. All diving gear needs to be properly maintained and regularly serviced.
What do I do if I am in a scuba diving accident?
Your very first priority should be to seek medical attention, even if your injury seems insignificant. As soon as you are able to, your next step should be to find the right lawyer. Regardless of whether you are a commercial diver who was injured on the job, a public safety diver or a recreational diver, if you have been injured during a diving accident that was not your fault then you could benefit by obtaining the right legal counsel.
These days it is not difficult to find a personal injury lawyer; however, an accident of this kind is not as straightforward as other personal injury or work-related injury cases. You will need to make sure that you find a lawyer experienced in handling cases of this nature. The lawyer will need to have an excellent understanding of the physics and physiology of scuba diving. Accident Advice Helpline has a specialist team of solicitors and will be able to find the right one to handle your claim.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
For the best scuba diving accident advice, give us a call on 0800 180 4123. Our free legal helpline is available 24 hours a day. Our advisors will ask you questions about your scuba diving accident and then give you an honest assessment of whether you have a good chance of making a successful claim.
To find out how much your scuba diving accident claim could be worth, you can also try our quick 30-second test at the top of the page.
Date Published: December 31, 2013
Author: David Brown