Pittenweem is a small and fairly remote fishing village which can be found on the eastern coast of Scotland, in the Fife region of the country. The village derives its strange and individual name from a combination of the ancient Pictish and Gaelic Languages, with the ‘Pitt’ element coming from the Pictish word pett and simply meaning ‘place’, and the ‘enweem’ coming from the Gaelic na h-Uaimh, meaning ‘of the caves’. In full then, the name can be translated as meaning ‘place of the caves’ and is clearly a reference to the village’s position on the coast.
The Economic History and Present of Pittenweem
Fishing has always been an important element of Pittenweem’s economic activity and continues to be so today, but there have also been a number of other industries which have played a part in the village’s history. For instance, Pittenweem did once play host to two coal mines, one inland at Easter Grangemuir, the other at Pathhead, on the coast between Pittenweem and St Monans. These therefore contributed directly to the village’s economy and also created a subsidiary industry in the shape of salt production.
Today, however, it is certainly fishing that proves the most notable activity in Pittenweem with the village actually holding the position as the most active fishing port on the whole of the East Neuk coast of Fife. Fishing is by no means an occupation which you can continue with easily if you suffer an injury, however, and that’s why if you are injured and it was somebody else’s fault, you may wish to contact solicitors in Pittenweem or ones based elsewhere.
Personal Injury Solicitors in Pittenweem
If you do suffer an injury that was somebody else’s fault and it causes you to lose earnings due to not being able to work, whether as a fisherman or in any other occupation, then you may benefit from seeking the advice of solicitors in Pittenweem or ones based elsewhere.
You can also claim for other expenses such as transport, medical costs and additional childcare. This is the case as you may be entitled to personal injury compensation as recompense for the physical, emotional and financial difficulties which you are having to endure. If you do want to investigate this further then Accident Advice Helpline, a law firm that works nationwide and handle injury claims from all parts of the country, can help you.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline’s team of solicitors have been helping claimants with all manner of personal injury claims for well over a decade and can use all of the experience which they have built up to successfully fight your claim. If you want to find out more, then you can call their friendly and professional advisers on either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you want to use your mobile phone.