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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

    Injuries you could sustain from a diving accident


    Scuba diving can be a dangerous activity if you do not have the correct equipment or do not have the necessary training. You are relying on your instructor or the company that organised the dive to take care of this for you. If they have been negligent, the worst can happen, and you can end up injured as a result. In such a scenario, it is vital that you receive compensation.

    Safe diving principles

    It is important to be aware of the basic principles regarding safe diving practice. Of course, your instructor has a responsibility to make sure you are aware of this, and more. But, let’s take a look at some of the fundamental safety rules you need to know.

    Firstly, it is vital to carry out buoyancy tests before the dive to make sure that the right weights are placed on the buoyancy control device or weight belt, and that they’re secure. If there are too many weights on your belt, you will descend too far and too rapidly. If there are not enough weights on your belt, you will find it difficult to remain at depth.

    Aside from this, all breathing apparatus needs to be checked thoroughly before the dive. Moreover, the equipment must be fit for purpose. A prime example of this is thermal protection in UK waters. All divers in the UK need to wear a wetsuit that is thicker than 5 mm, ensuring they are safeguarded against the cold water.

    Injuries you could sustain from a diving accident

    There are many different injuries you could sustain from a diving accident. This ranges from fractured ribs and ear injuries to deep cuts and asthma. These injuries happen in a number of different ways, from repeat diving, to rapid ascents, to the use of damaged equipment.

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    In order to claim, you need to prove three things to be true. These are as follows:

    • The diving accident occurred due the negligence or error of someone else
    • The accident happened within the last three years
    • You have received professional medical attention for your injuries

    If these three statements apply to your situation, there is an extremely high chance that you are going to be eligible for compensation.

    Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline can help you to get the compensation you deserve. We have an outstanding reputation in the industry, with more than 15 years’ experience. We have worked on many cases before, including diving injury claims. To get started with our no-win, no-fee* service, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.

    Category: Diving accident claims

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