Decompression Sickness/Bends

Decompression Sickness/Bends

Personal Injury Litigation For Injured Commercial Divers On The Gulf Coast

Arterial gas embolism and decompression sickness (bends) are among the most serious and common barotrauma injuries faced by commercial SCUBA divers. Together, they are classified as decompression illness and result when proper safety precautions are not followed, in order to allow for off-gassing of nitrogen absorbed by the body during the dive. Proper supervision of commercial and recreational divers is a necessary step to reduce the risk. Divers who are allowed to descend too quickly, are required to operate beyond dive limits, or are not allowed proper stop time during their ascension are at greatest risk.

Experienced Louisiana Decompression Sickness Lawyer For Commercial Divers

Learn more about commercial diving injuries at these information pages:

Types of diving injuries
Causes of diving accidents
Technical diving accidents
Diving brain damage injury
Improper gas mixtures
Decompression tables
Operating outside of dive limits

Whether You Are An Employee Or An Independent Contractor — Call Us First

From offices in Lafayette, Louisiana, our maritime injury lawyers represent divers injured in SCUBA diving accidents anywhere in the Gulf of Mexico. Call us toll free at 800-375-6186 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced diving accident attorneys.

We offer a free case evaluation and handle most diving accident injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees if we cannot help you recover compensation in a settlement or jury verdict.