Commercial Diving Accident Lawyer – Talk to a Maritime Lawyer

Commerical Diving Accident Lawyer

The Willis Law Firm stands ready to help commercial divers injured while working for ship owners, oilrig and offshore platform owners, and inland water divers working for water companies and municipalities in water intakes, underwater inspections and construction of water, sewage pipelines and irrigational canals. In many situations the divers are covered under the Jones Act and in other instances it may be their rights are under General Maritime law. In many inland rivers and water canals the employer will insist that the injured worker file a claim under worker’s compensation. It is this maze that the injured diver needs assistance form a law firm with experience to handle these cases and help push the case down the correct legal path.

Wrongful Death of Commercial Diver

The Willis Law Firm has represented commercial divers before on moderate injuries and even the tragic death of one young diver in Florida. That young man was working for a contract diving company that was called to a chemical plant outside Bartow, Florida to inspect and repair an underwater gate valve. The diver was sent into flowing water to try and get the gate operational, however during the inspection dive, the rushing water trapped him inside the canal pipe and he was unable to free himself and died. A wrongful death case was filed against all parties and was settled out of court.

Commercial Diving Injuries and Accidents include:

  • Decompression sickness / “The Bends”
  • Arterial Gas Embolism
  • Dehydration
  • Hypothermia
  • Snake Bites
  • Entrapment
  • Bites or stings for dangerous fishes
  • Electrocution / Electric Shock
  • Drowning

Lack of a Decompression Chamber

There have been many instances in which due to a sudden emergency a diver is forced to the surface faster than is safe. When this happens the diver will experience decompression sickness or the bends and without the proper decompression chamber or diving bells, the diver’s life may be threatened. If a employer, boat owner or other entity does not have operational decompression equipment, then the injured diver may be forced to another facility which could be too far away. If this happens the diving company or ship owner or others may be held liable under the Jones Act.

Diving Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered serious diving injuries or decompression injuries, then call us immediately so we can help prevent your employer, the insurance company or others from steering you to what best suits their bottom dollar, not yours. Talk to a lawyer ready to fight for your rights. Call us 24/7 and we will begin the fight. Call Toll Free 1-800-883-9858.