Search for diver's widow who may be in line for injury compensation

A widow from Liverpool may receive hundreds of thousands of pounds in injury compensation after her husband was killed in a tragic diving accident in the 1970s.

Robert Smythe, who was 37 at the time, died when his diving bell shot 320ft to the surface during a deep-sea mission off the Norwegian Coast in 1974, the Liverpool Echo reports.

The North Sea Divers Alliance (NDSA), which fights to get injury compensation payouts for families who lost loved ones in the oil fields, is now trying to trace his wife and two sons, who may be owed more than GBP 250,000.

"His family would probably have been left with nothing. Their dad just did not come home alive," NDSA director Tom Wingen told the paper.

"Most of the information which was given to the families was in Norwegian. They had no idea what they were reading."

It follows reports in Journal Live that the family of a north-east oil rig worker who died in a deep-sea diving tragedy are launching an injury compensation claim against the Norwegian government.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19481736-ADNFCR

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