Have you been injured in an accident in Lossiemouth?
Do you live in or near Lossiemouth?
If you’ve been injured in an accident, you can quickly feel vulnerable and frustrated. Money worries – from loss of earnings due to being off work as a result of an accident – are common.
Where can you turn for help?
If you need advice on your possible right to claim personal injury compensation, we can help.
Moray Claims is the trading name of Grigor & Young, Solicitors, for personal injury claims.
Our two specialist personal injury solicitors have over 40 years’ experience between them.
Based in our Elgin office, Marie Morrison and Peter Brash are both accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) as Senior Litigators. The Elgin office of Grigor & Young also holds corporate accreditation from APIL.
Marie and Peter are both also accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as Specialists in Personal Injury Law.
How much will it cost to make a claim for personal injury compensation?
In most cases, it will not cost you anything at all, win or lose. There is certainly no charge if the claim is unsuccessful.
If the claim succeeds, with limited exceptions, you will receive 100% of your compensation without any deduction for legal costs or any other type of costs.
We set out below the facts of various successful cases with which we have dealt over the last 5 years or so which have specifically related to clients in the Lossiemouth area or accidents in or around Lossiemouth.
A factory operative from Lossiemouth who was preparing a batch of soup in the course of his employment. While manoeuvring a 25kg block of frozen butter, he lost his balance and fell against a metal edge, suffering a suspected broken rib. This was argued to be a breach of the work equipment regulations and manual handling regulations. There were obvious steps which could have been taken to reduce the risk of the type of accident which occurred.
An RAF employee at Lossiemouth who was cycling near Duffus Castle and was struck from behind by a Volkswagen Polo travelling in the same direction on the B9012. He suffered multiple, though relatively minor, injuries. His bicycle was written off and much of his clothing damaged beyond repair. It was accepted that the car driver had not been keeping a proper lookout.
A family from Lossiemouth injured when the car in which they were travelling was in collision with a car at the junction of the A941 and B9008 (Delnashaugh, Ballindalloch). The other vehicle pulled out in front of them from the junction. They suffered whiplash injuries.
A shop assistant from Lossiemouth who was riding as a pillion passenger on a motorcycle on the A95, south of Aberlour. The person driving the motor bike was a close relative. The driver lost control while braking and the motorcycle skidded, ending up on its side. Fortunately, both were wearing leathers and their injuries were much less serious than they might have been. The passenger suffered a broken shoulder blade and considerable bruising down that same side of the body.
A cyclist from Lossiemouth who was knocked off his bike at the roundabout at the junction of the A941 and Edgar Road, New Elgin. He was heading south and going straight on (second exit). The car, entering from his left (Linkwood Road) failed to observe him, though he had right of way. The main injury was a broken wrist.
A retired person from Lossiemouth who was shopping at a large supermarket in Keith. At the checkout, where used metal baskets had not been properly stored, they got one of their feet caught in the low trolley which held the baskets and fell awkwardly. The main injury was a torn ankle ligament. The claim was successful based upon occupiers’ liability.
Our advice to every injured person is to get legal advice as soon as possible from a specialist, local solicitor.
We are well placed to provide you with advice if you live in Lossiemouth or elsewhere in Moray.
Local knowledge can be crucial if you are examining the circumstances of the accident. Intimate knowledge of the local court is also useful and, if you suffered your accident in Moray, it is likely that if a court action is required it will be at Elgin Sheriff Court.
Our aim at Grigor & Young /Moray Claims is to make sure that every injured person gets access to specialist, local legal advice.
You need advice on your rights and your prospects of claiming successfully for personal injury compensation.
You have nothing to lose by getting in touch with us because all initial enquiries are free of charge. As mentioned above, any advice we provide usually ends up being free of charge for the whole matter, in any event.
Depending on the circumstances and location of your accident, we may not be the best people to help you with a claim.
However, we will advise you honestly and independently as to what is in your best interests. In the event that you would be better off instructing a solicitor in another location – say, if your accident happened somewhere far away from Moray – we will tell you that and we will help you in finding a suitable, specialist solicitor who can take the claim on for you.
How we can help
You can get in touch by telephone with Peter or Marie on 01343 544077.
You can also send us a Free Online Enquiry – a method you can use if you would like us to phone you back, for example.
Time limits apply to personal injury claims and it is never too early to contact a solicitor for advice on a potential personal injury claim. Let us help you with a personal injury claim in Lossiemouth.