One of the most common serious conditions associated with diving is decompression sickness (DCS), which is potentially disabling and tragically fatal in extreme cases. The deeper the dive, the more significant the risk. Reading and application of decompression tables — sometimes called dive limit tables — factor into many diving accidents and claims for compensation afterward.
Any offshore problem or accident that led to DCS merits investigation and an evaluation of all legal options. Operating outside dive limits and failure to respond to complications during the dive may have contributed. Such investigations must be comprehensive, from analysis of decompression tables used to thoroughly documenting events preceding, during and after an injury-causing dive.
Technical divers and other commercial divers are generally eligible for compensation under federal maritime laws, including the Jones Act. Upon investigation, some commercial accidents and recreational diving claims justify action against a third party — such as a manufacturer liable for defective diving equipment. Our firm is committed to pursuing all available compensation from all liable parties.
Proven, Knowledgeable Louisiana Diver Injury Attorneys
Attorneys at our long-standing Gulf Coast law firm have recovered millions in compensation for divers suffering from decompression sickness (“the bends”) and other serious injuries and conditions. Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., lawyers are recognized leaders in this complex practice area.
If you have decompression sickness from diving on your job, or you have lost a loved one in a diving accident, our Lafayette, Louisiana-based firm is here with sound counsel based on decades of relevant experience. To schedule a free initial consultation, please contact us at 800-375-6186 or by e-mail.