Prestatyn is a coastal town and seaside resort which can be found within the ceremonial county of Clwyd and the principal area of Denbighshire, in the north of Wales. The town is situated on the Irish Sea coast of the country and is to the east of the settlement of Rhuddlan.

The history of Prestatyn

There is evidence of human habitation of the area now known as Prestatyn since as far back as prehistoric times, with tools from that area having been found in the caves of Craig Fawr, in the nearby village of Meliden. The first recorded use of a name which can be seen as having evolved into ‘Prestatyn’ comes from the Domesday Book of 1086 when the settlement was noted as being called Prestetone which derived from the Old English preosta (“priest”) and tun (“farm”).

The settlement remained quite small and unassuming, with a population of less than 1000, right up until the 19th century when the coming of the railway began to bring holidaymakers, income and therefore growth to the town. It wasn’t long after this that Prestatyn became famous for its beach, clean seas and promenade entertainers, and visiting for a bathe was considered very healthy by city-dwelling Victorians. This boon for the economy of the town, therefore, was what saw it grow into the settlement which we know today.

Modern-day Prestatyn

According to the latest available census data, Prestatyn has grown to be a significant size with around 18,500 residents, who now work in all kinds of industries and not just within the tourist trade. This means that the town is a thriving and active population centre, but this does bring its own drawbacks such as an elevated accident and injury rate. It is this particular drawback in fact, which makes it worthwhile for us to now briefly discuss personal injury compensation claims in Prestatyn.

Personal injury claims in Prestatyn

You may be entitled to pursue personal injury claims in Prestatyn if you have suffered an injury which was definitively somebody else’s fault, such as those which may result from a road traffic accident or a slip, trip or fall in a public place. It is after these types of incident that you can make claims in Prestatyn and elsewhere in the UK, in order to gain some financial recompense for the physical, emotional and financial suffering that you have endured.

If this has made you realise that you could be entitled to make your own claim, then the best people to contact for help are undoubtedly Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach our friendly and professional advisers 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.    

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