When done safely, diving can be an enjoyable and rewarding pastime. It’s a great way to get up close and personal with the ocean and the many creatures that dwell within, and the more industrious divers can even find ways to make money off their passion by becoming salvage or retrieval divers.
Diving, however, carries risks just like any other activity or employment performed on the water. Equipment failures, hazardous conditions, and many other dangers could result in injury or death for any diver, particularly if the diver is employed by a shipowner or school. If you’ve been the victim of a diving accident or diving injury, you may be able to receive financial compensation under American maritime law – if you have the help of the right maritime injury lawyer.
What Are Some Common Accidents Or Injuries Divers Can Get?
SCUBA diving can bring with it a number of different illnesses or injuries, ranging from the simply uncomfortable and painful (which doesn’t make them any more bearable) all the way to the potentially fatal and life-threatening. Some of the more common diving injuries include:
- Decompression sickness (Also known as “the bends”)
- Arterial Gas Embolism
- Bites, stings, etc.
- Other common injuries
and many more. If you think you have suffered one of these injuries while diving, whether on the job or recreationally, seeking the help of a maritime attorney could help you receive financial compensation for your injuries. Many of these accidents can be prevented through adequate training, equipment, and safety measures, and if you were the victim of carelessness or oversight you may be able to seek recompense.
What Can I Do If I Am The Victim Of A Diving Accident?
If you have been on the receiving end of a diving accident or injury and need a lawyer who will fight for every last possible dime on your behalf, you need O’Bryan Law. Unlike the other maritime law firms that claim to represent divers, we fight for you – not for the shipowners, operators, or dive shop owners that may have employed you. We represent divers, seamen, and other maritime workers just like you and we have the track record to back up our claims. Contact O’Bryan today for a free consultation and trust your case in our hands.