Are you the sort of person who could end up looking for a personal injury solicitor? Have you got any idea what a personal injury solicitor does?
Well, they would deal with all the usual personal injury claims in Buckie that a solicitor deals with like road traffic accident claims and occupational injury claims. However, a personal injury solicitor would also have to deal with specialist fishing industry claims because of the presence of a fishing harbour in this area.
As a result, the type of person who could end up looking for help with injury claims in Buckie would include people employed in the fishing industry. Many of these people turn to Accident Advice Helpline at a time like this because they know that they are a leading law firm with the breadth and depth of experience that is needed to deal with a specialist claim.
You can only make a claim if the accident was not your own fault, here are a few ways in which someone else (often an employer or the boat or harbour operator) could be at fault for an accident.
Injury claims in Buckie dealing for fishing industry claims
A common time for fishing-related accidents is when fishing vessels are being loaded and unloaded. An accident can occur if the condition of the vessel is inadequate or if unsafe working practices are being adopted.
Employees are at greatest danger when they are moving on and off the vessel. If floors, decks, stairs and gangways are not kept clean and clear of obstructions then slips, trips and falls can be the result. Falling into the sea is much more dangerous than falling on dry land.
Other accidents have happened because fencing has not been provided on the open sides of gangways, footways and bridges. It is not enough just to provide any old fence! They must be constructed of an appropriate material, correctly installed and maintained. The same goes for temporary ladders and rope ladders. There are only certain circumstances where it is safe to use these at all.
Making injury claims in Buckie
If you feel that your fishing accident could have been prevented then your first task should be to call Accident Advice Helpline for free on 0800 689 0500. You can also call us from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. One of our highly trained advisers will be able to talk to you about your accident and you can take Accident Advice Helpline’s unique 30 second test to determine if you have genuine grounds to make a claim. You can find out all about Accident Advice Helpline before you call us, just look up our website and read all about the services that we can offer you.
Date Published: 4th April 2014
Author: David Brown