Diving accident claims may result from an accident someone suffers while diving – something that leads them to suffer an injury. Now, you might be wondering how you could become involved in a diving accident. If you are learning to dive, or you dive regularly, or even if you dive on holiday occasionally, you may be at risk. If you have been injured whilst taking diving lessons or injured whilst on a dive, you may find you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation. There’s no reason why diving accident claims should be any more complicated than any other type of personal injury claim and Accident Advice Helpline can help you to get the compensation you are entitled to if you have been injured due to somebody else’s negligence.
Who’s at fault for your accident?
Knowing who is liable for a diving accident is prudent if you have already been in an accident and you’re wondering if another person is liable for what happened. For example, if you hired faulty diving equipment, whoever provided the equipment could potentially be liable if you were hurt while using it. If you received diving lessons that were not of good quality, the instructor may potentially be liable. Diving injuries have the potential to be serious, even fatal, which is why it is always prudent to ensure that if you’re learning, you check out the credentials of an instructor beforehand. Don’t be afraid to ask to see their qualifications and certificates before signing up for lessons or an organised dive – this could be the difference between diving safely and being injured.
Learning more about diving injuries
All manner of things could potentially go wrong, and the injuries you could sustain from a diving accident could possibly be a threat to your life, especially if they occur while you are underwater. Treatment for injuries sustained from a diving accident can only be given once you are on a boat or on the shore, which means getting you out of the water quickly is of paramount importance. Diving injuries could be minor, such as lacerations from faulty equipment, or more serious, such as near-drowning from a faulty tank or mask. If you have sustained serious, life-changing injuries then you’ll need to spend time in hospital for treatment, and these injuries could impact the rest of your life. You might be unable to work, or unable to participate in your usual social activities. The impact your injuries have had on your life is something we’ll take into account when we process your claim.
Should you make a claim?
You are entitled to make diving accident claims if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, and there is no need to worry about what the diving school or diving equipment rental shop will think. Businesses are required by law to have public liability insurance in place to protect them in the event a member of the public makes a claim. This means that if you make a personal injury claim and it’s successful, your settlement will normally be paid out by the insurer. So there’s really no need to feel guilty at all – and anyway, you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, so you are entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. Accident Advice Helpline encourages all those who have been injured whilst diving to make diving accident claims – but make sure you get in touch with us within three years of your accident. This is the time limit in place to make a claim, and if you miss this deadline, you could miss your chance to make a claim.
Can you afford diving accident claims?
Every year, thousands of people miss out on potential diving accident claims as they are too worried about the cost of making a claim to pursue the compensation they are entitled to. If you are recovering from diving injuries, the last thing you’d want to worry about would be counting the cost of fees for diving accident claims. However, if you could make a claim without having to pay any upfront legal fees, would you feel differently? Accident Advice Helpline’s professional personal injury lawyers operate on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so there are no upfront fees to lose sleep over and anybody can afford to make a claim.
Could you be next in line to make a claim?
Diving accident claims are a possibility when a situation arises that may involve negligence on the part of a third party. Perhaps you are in a similar situation now, or you suspect your injuries may have been caused through negligent actions on the part of someone else. You may not know for certain where you stand, however, and if that’s true, getting some legal advice would be a very smart decision.
Accident Advice Helpline can provide that advice today, and let you know more about the chance of claiming for a diving accident. If you are ready to call, you can do so free now on 0800 689 0500, or via your mobile on 0333 500 0993. All advice is offered in confidence and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim at any point. If you’d like to get an idea of how much compensation you could be entitled to, you can take the 30-second test on our website today for a rough guide to what you could receive if your claim is successful.
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