The town of Giffnock is located in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, in Renfrewshire and is just a 5.6 mile distance from Paisley, a suburban area of Greater Glasgow.
Today Giffnock is largely a commuter town, its industrial heritage, however, lives on in the sandstone buildings in Glasgow, where stone quarried in Giffnock was used in the construction of landmark buildings like the Kelvingrove Art Gallery’s interior or original parts of the University of Glasgow’s buildings.
The people who worked in those four quarries would have suffered many accidents over the years. Stricter health and safety regulations weren’t introduced into Britain until the middle of the 19th century, mainly to protect factory workers. Miners and quarrymen had somewhat less protection from their mine and quarry owners’ greed and negligence. If you got injured, you lost your job and whole families might end up in the workhouse, if the main breadwinner could no longer work in the quarry or coal mine.
In the industrialised environment of a modern quarry today’s workers enjoy far greater protection. An accident caused by the negligence of a site manager for example would end in a claim for compensation. If you suffered an injury in an accident that was somebody else’s fault and your accident happened within the last 3 years, you are entitled to make a personal injury claim with the help of an accident solicitor in Giffnock.
Where do you find an accident solicitor in Giffnock?
You could call various law firms in Greater Glasgow to see if one offers no win no fee* services or you could simply contact Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 and speak to one of their expert advisors. All Accident Advice Helpline’s legal partners offer no win no fee* services, which allows claimants to start their claim process straight away without having to pay any money upfront for legal fees.
If you’re not sure that you qualify for making a claim, visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website, where completing a simple 30-second test will tell you how much compensation you might get with the help of an accident solicitor in Giffnock or other specialist.