Pontypridd is a major settlement within, and also the principal town of, the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf in the south of Wales. The town is situated approximately 12 miles or 19 km north of the Welsh capital city of Cardif, and its name is often shortened to simply ‘Ponty’ by locals.
The town is located at the confluence of the rivers Taff and Rhondda and can be found alongside the A470 dual carriageway which runs from north to south between Cardiff and the major town of Merthyr Tydfil. On a local governmental level, the town is split into ten different wards which are called Cilfynydd, Glyncoch, Graig, Hawthorn, Pontypridd Town, ‘Rhondda’, Rhydyfelin Central/Ilan (Rhydfelen), Trallwng (Trallwn) and Treforest (Trefforest).
The Name and History of Pontypridd
The town of Pontypridd was named after an ancient wooden bridge that formerly traversed the River Taff in the region, and the name does in fact come from the Welsh Pont-y-tŷ-pridd, meaning ‘bridge by the earthen house’. Whilst the original wooden bridge is obviously long gone, there is still an old stone bridge in Pontypridd which was built in 1756 by William Edwards and remains one of the major landmarks within the town.
Aside from being a bridging point of the River Taff, throughout its history Pontypridd has also been associated with the coal and iron industries and it was the construction of collieries and ironworks during the 19th and 20th Centuries which caused the settlement to grow from a relatively rural dwelling into a major industrial town. In spite of the fact that these industries have now declined, it is the economic impetus which they initially produced which has caused Pontypridd to become the settlement that it is today.
Presently, Pontypridd is a significant urban centre with a population of close to 33,000 residents and a thriving local economy. This is obviously largely a positive fact for the town but does also mean that more accidents and injuries do occur within its boundaries, and that is why we will now briefly discuss personal injury compensation claims in Pontypridd.
Personal Injury Claims in Pontypridd
Personal injury compensation claims in Pontypridd arise as a result of an injury or illness which was demonstrably the fault of someone other than the sufferer. The party at fault may be an individual, an organisation or a company, but whoever it is at fault, the best people to contact for help with claims in Pontypridd, are undoubtedly Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline are personal injury specialists who have been dedicated to the cause of claimants for more than 14 years. To find out how they could assist you, you can give them a call any time of the day or night on 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992.