Fionnphort serves is the main port for the Ross of Mull and is the second largest settlement in this part of the Isle of Mull, the other being Bunessan. Both settlements are connected to Tobermory in the far north of the island by a railway line.
A ferry service runs from Fionnphort to the island of Iona, but the port also offers visitors boat trips to the small islands surrounding Mull, such as the island of Erraid. At low tide it is possible to walk across to the islet and there is a footpath from the village leading to it.
Crab and lobster fishing, tourism and religious pilgrims are the main source of income for the islanders in this part of Mull. The fishing industry in Scotland represents a major part of Britain’s overall fishing industry and contributes around 60% of the total catch in the UK.
Today the fish-processing industry employs far more people than actual fishing fleets do; however, low wages and the scarcity of people in areas like Fionnphort make it difficult to attract new workers. People involved in filleting and freezing fresh fish and shellfish for onward distribution work long hours in very cold and unpleasant conditions. Once the cold takes hold of hands, it is easy to sever a finger without noticing until the blood spurts everywhere or you suffer frost bite, which may lead to amputation.
If you suffered an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault, speak to an accident solicitor in Fionnphort or one based elsewhere about making an injury claim.
Are you eligible to claim with an accident solicitor in Fionnphort?
Finding out whether you are able to make a claim for compensation is simple. Just answer these three questions:
- Did someone else cause your accident and injury, either through their carelessness or their negligence?
- Did your injuries result in you seeing a doctor or attending hospital and is there a medical record?
- Did your accident or your diagnosis take place in the last three years?
If you are able to answer yes to these three easy questions then you are likely to be able to claim with us at Accident Advice Helpline. Jut get in touch to confirm how much your claim could be worth.
Where do you find an accident solicitor in Fionnphort?
If you are struggling to find an accident solicitor in Fionnphort you could always use a national specialist instead. For further information speak to an advisor at Accident Advice Helpline. Call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, lines are available 24/7. We can fight for you on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Date Published: 3rd August 2013