Diving accidents

Have you sustained injuries as a result of a diving accident?

Diving into natural bodies of water can cause serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. These injuries can dramatically alter not only your life, but also your family’s life.

Diving accidents can occur because of improper supervision, improper safety procedures and/or improper behaviour in the water. Improper supervision includes lifeguard or trainer failing to pay attention or failing to provide adequate training. Improper safety procedures include negligently maintaining important equipment, such a diving boards or underwater equipment. The following physical injuries are typically the result of diving injuries:

  • Head injuries;
  • Paralysis;
  • Back injuries;
  • Spinal cord injuries; and
  • Orthopedic injuries.

Victims of diving injuries have usually also suffered financial losses due to loss of income, loss of opportunity and medical expenses.

If you have sustained injuries due to a diving accident, we will investigate the circumstances and ensure that you receive appropriate compensation. These claims must be brought within two years of the date of the accident. Contact our Personal Injury Group for a free consultation to determine whether your diving injuries permit you to bring a claim and be compensated.

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