There is a small fishing and crofting hamlet at the head of Tongue Bay in North West Highlands of Scotland. Here, as in other fishing areas, the loading and unloading of fish can be a hazardous. It may involve risks for the workers that are involved in fishing occupations.
For this reason, law firms like Accident Advice Helpline sometimes have to provide lawyers who will work for ‘no win, no fee’ on Tongue cases – they do this when an employee has been injured in an accident that was not their own fault. The lawyer working for ‘no win, no fee’ on Tongue cases would help the injured person to claim compensation from the person or organisation that was at fault for the accident. As part of the legal service that they provide they will help to prove how the injury was caused. Here is some more information about lawyers who work for ‘no win, no fee’ on Tongue cases and about how fishing accidents may be caused.
Lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee’ on Tongue fishing cases – responsibility for safety
There are specific regulations and rules that govern the loading and unloading of fishing vessels. Their purpose is to make this operation as safe as possible. The duty is on the employer and the skipper of the vessel to find out about and to comply with the relevant regulations – these are the people that a personal injury claim would be started against. On the other hand, in the case of an accident that was caused by the condition of the vessel or by unsafe working practices the person or organisation that has control of these may be the subject of the claim. In practice, claims are often paid out of an Employer’s Liability Insurance policy.
Lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee’ on Tongue fishing cases – safety precautions
With any sailing vessel, moving on and off it is often the most hazardous procedure which makes it imperative to provide a safe way of getting onto the vessel and off again. Whilst slips, trips and falls are a common occurrence in all occupations, falling off a fishing vessel into the sea has more serious implications!
The following parts of a fishing vessel should be kept free of any sort of contamination that would make them slippery:
Strict rules and guidelines have been devised about the use of temporary ladders and rope ladders on fishing vessels.
Lawyers working for ‘no win, no fee’ on Tongue fishing cases – making a claim
If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault when you were working on or around a fishing vessel you can find out about making a claim by calling Accident Advice Helpline. They will allocate you a lawyer who works for ‘no win, no fee’ on Tongue cases just give them a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.