Skilled Lawyers Helping Injured Divers
The experienced legal team at Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss LLP represents recreational, commercial and professional divers who have suffered accidents while diving, during decompression, or while in transit to or from the dive site. If you have been injured in a serious diving accident, we can help you find justice and compensation.
Why Diving Accidents Happen
Some of us are certified divers ourselves, and we understand the hazards inherent in the enjoyment of this beautiful sport. But too often, sometimes as part of a resort vacation or ocean cruise package, novice divers are given minimal training and education, and then turned loose to fend for themselves. Some of the resulting injuries can include:
- Nitrogen narcosis, or “the bends”
- Air embolism
- Type I and Type II decompression sickness
- Neurological injuries, including brain damage due to anoxia or asphyxia
If you’re a recreational diver who suffered an injury while diving, you might have a personal injury claim against the dive sponsor, the diving instructor, a vacation resort or cruise ship operator, or another party. If your scuba diving accident occurred in navigable waters, or if you were transported across navigable waters to the dive site, federal admiralty jurisdiction might well cover your claim.
We also represent commercial, brown water and hard-hat divers engaged in underwater construction, maintenance, repair and salvage operations, particularly in the California offshore oil industry. We’ve found that injured working divers often qualify for seaman status under the Jones Act, and therefore qualify for maintenance and cure benefits, as well as their maritime negligence and unseaworthiness claims.
If you’ve been hurt as either a sport diver or a professional diver, contact the maritime diving accident attorneys at Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss LLP for a free consultation on your claim. Reach us toll free at 855-272-5380.