The village of Gairloch lies on the shores of Loch Gairloch in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Comprising of a harbour as well as Achtercairn and Strath areas, the cluster of houses, shops and hotels lining the Loch are popular with summer tourists, who go hiking in the nearby mountains or enjoy the beaches or the water sports facility in the area. This being Scotland, there is naturally a golf course in the immediate vicinity.
Thanks to the Gulf Stream Gairloch enjoys a relatively warm summer climate with warmer waters, which unfortunately attracts not just paying guests but unwanted visitors like jellyfish, who arrive in swarms. The nearby Glen of Flowerdale boast a mild microclimate that allows hobby gardeners like 19th century Dr John Mackenzie‘s father to grow peaches out of doors. The Mackenzie clan in this area were famous for not evicting a single tenant during the Highland Clearances in the 19th century and as a result, their loyal tenants and others who came to settle on Mackenzie-owned lands remained to form what is still a thriving and industrious community today. One feels confident that the Mackenzie family would have looked after their tenants, no matter what befell them, even if a tenant had suffered an injury in an accident and could no longer perform their job as before.
Various government grants have helped to open up the Glen to hikers and walkers, as new trails could be established and old footpaths refurbished. Apart from hikers and golfers, Loch Gairloch and the village also welcome a number of keen fishermen and women every year. Creel shellfish fishing and trawl fishing has been on the decline for many years, but there are still some fishermen who eek out a living by diversifying and taking paying guests out for a day’s fishing on a working creel boat or on organised marine wildlife trips on the Loch. Trout fishing is also possible in some of the local hill lochs.
If you suffered on injury on board of one of these boats, and this accident was down to somebody’s negligence, you could claim compensation with the help of an accident solicitor in Gairloch. Provided your accident happened within the last 3 years, you should qualify for a personal injury claim.
Where do you find a no win, no fee* accident solicitor in Gairloch?
In such a remote spot in the Highlands it may not be possible to get an expert solicitor handling personal injury claims, which is a complex area of the law. Finding an accident solicitor in Gairloch who offers no win, no fee* services, may be even more difficult.
Why not save time and call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 instead of trawling through the local telephone directory? Speak to one of their friendly advisers and explain how your accident came about, who you think was at fault and what injuries you suffered as a result.
They can allocate your claim to a no win, no fee* partner right away, since all Accident Advice Helpline legal partners offer this type of service. This means you don’t have to wait and can start your claim without making an upfront payment for legal fees.
Date Published: 8th August 2013