The small border town of Eyemouth in Berwickshire looks across to Scotland and is located just 8 miles north of Berwick-upon-Tweed, an area of bleak but outstanding natural beauty. High, forbidding cliffs overhanging sandy coves and foaming waters, small fishing harbours and rocks mark the Berwickshire coastline, a haven for sea birds and mecca for walkers.
Every year, Eyemouth holds its famous Herring Queen Festival and it is still obvious in the layout of the old part of the town that the twin industries that sustained Eyemouth in the past were fishing and smuggling. The narrow streets reveal the old town to be a former fishing village but the tiny secluded coves dotted along the coast and their secret tunnels leading up to the town above, mark Eyemouth out as a smugglers’ hideout. Today it is no longer the fishing industry or smuggling contraband that employs locals – it is tourism that sustains the community of Eyemouth today.
There are camping grounds and B&Bs, a few hotels and a holiday park in the area. Tourists come here for the fishing, the bird-watching and walking mainly, but the area also attracts divers. Diving accidents are not uncommon and are in the main down to human error, badly judged ability or bad weather conditions suddenly setting in.
If a diving instructor didn’t do his or her job, however, this can have fatal consequences for the novice diver. The wrong oxygen mix in the aqualung or heading for depth in a dive spot that is far too ambitious for a beginner can all contribute to serious accidents.
An accident solicitor in Eyemouth or other legal specialist will explain what is and what isn’t a non-fault accident and if you qualify for claiming compensation for your injuries.
Where do you find an accident solicitor in Eyemouth?
You can save time by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Their friendly advisers can allocate an accident solicitor to your case.
You are under no obligation to proceed when you call, but if you do wish to go ahead, you will be happy to learn that Accident Advice Helpline’s legal partners offer ‘no win, no fee’ services, allowing you to start your claim immediately without paying anything upfront for legal fees.
An accident solicitor in Eyemouth or other specialist appointed to handle your claim will ask you to provide all names and contact details of everyone involved in your accident, including potential witnesses.
Find out first if you qualify for a personal injury claim: simply visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete their 30-second test. Answer just 4 simple questions and their compensation calculator will estimate how much compensation an accident solicitor in Eyemouth might be able to win on your behalf.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm and compensation provider with more than 13 years of experience in the settlement of personal injury claims.
Date Published: 27th July 2013
Author: David Brown