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Scuba Diving Injury

Among various water sports, scuba diving is one of the favourites. The divers in this sport use a mouthpiece connected to a tank filled with compressed air. Proper training is required for diving otherwise it may result in a severe scuba diving injury or even death. Diving is advised for only trained.

Fishes, marine animals and other material in the water can cause bruises, cuts and scrapes. Other problems that a person can face while diving are:

  • Acute dizziness and loss of hearing ability due to difference in the body and ear pressure. This condition is also called Inner ear barotraumas.
  • Hoarseness, chest pain and shortness of breath can be caused to a person with a respiratory tract infection. This is called pulmonary barotraumas.
  • Paralysis, weakness, tingling of skin and unconsciousness can be caused due to bubbles entering into brain through the blood stream. This condition is also known as arterial gas embolism.
  • When the dysfunction of spinal cord. Brain and lungs takes place, the condition is referred to as Decompression sickness. It is caused due to coming out of the nitrogen stored in the tissues of our body.

The accidents sometimes become unavoidable. But if a person suffers any injury during scuba diving due to the negligence of someone else, claim for compensation can be made.

Injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to more severe ones like broken bones, injuries to brain and even death. The operators, observers or owners stand responsible for your safety and if they fail to do so, and you suffer any injury, you can claim for the loss done to you.

It is important to be aware of the instances when you can make a claim. You can make a claim for accidents due to lack of proper supervision, negligence, lack of proper equipment, training and signs. On the web, you can find solicitors to help you make a scuba diving injury claim. One needs to just fill up and submit a form and receive a call from the solicitor’s firm. All the information about solicitors specialising in claims related to water sports injuries is available online. There are websites that work to provide you with all the information about how to make claims and whom to contact.

Most of the solicitors work on a “no win-no fee” basis.

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