Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough within the ceremonial county of South Yorkshire, in a region of England which is called either the North or the Midlands, depending on where you live in relation. The city can be found across seven hills and amongst the valleys of five rivers, namely the River Don and its four tributaries: the Loxley, the Porter Brook, the Rivelin, and the Sheaf, the latter of which inspired the city’s original name.

According to a recent report, 61% of Sheffield’s area is green space in the form of parks, gardens and woodland. This helps contribute to the fact that Sheffield is the city with the highest ratio of trees to people in Europe, with approximately 2 million trees within its borders.

The History of Sheffield

The area now known as Sheffield is thought to have been the site of human habitation since the Iron Age, with evidence of human activity from this era having been found at Creswell Crags, to the east of the city. It was in the 18th century, however, that a crucial discovery changed the course of Sheffield’s history and turned it into the city which we recognise today.

This discovery was a new form of the crucible steel process, which allowed the production of a better quality of steel than had previously been possible. It was this which spurred the creation of so-called Sheffield plate steel, and set Sheffield on a path towards becoming a world leader in steel production and gaining the label of ‘the steel city’. It was the steel industry, therefore, which propelled Sheffield towards becoming the major urban centre it is today; and although the industry has largely declined, the city remains busy, active, and thriving.

Modern Sheffield

Today, Sheffield is a city epitomised by new developments and regeneration projects, which make it a popular and thriving place to live. This has led to growth of the city, which is now home to more than 550,000 people. Unfortunately, this can mean that accidents and injuries are comparatively more common than in other cities, so we will now briefly discuss personal injury claims for Sheffield residents.

Advice on Personal Injury Claims in Sheffield

Personal injury compensation claims, whether Sheffield-based or not, can be pursued by individuals who have been injured in an incident that was definitively someone else’s fault. Accordingly, if you think that you may be able to pursue your own claim as a Sheffield resident, you may wish to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, personal injury specialists with friendly and professional advisers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992. 

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