Blackpool is a seaside town and coastal resort which also holds borough status within the ceremonial county of Lancashire, in the north west of England. The town is situated between the Ribble and Wyre estuaries, 17.5 miles (28.2 km) northwest of Preston, 27 miles (43 km) north of Liverpool, 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Bolton and 40 miles (64 km) northwest of Manchester.
Blackpool is probably best known for its tower and pleasure beach, which are also what makes it a popular tourist destination and visitor attraction and for being home to a football team nicknamed ‘the Tangerines’ who have recently been a part of the Premier League.
The Development Of Blackpool
Blackpool spent a lot of its early history as a small and largely unimportant coastal hamlet, which did not have much by way of population and saw even fewer visitors. This all changed in the mid-19th century however, with the coming of the railway to the region.
It was at this time that the settlement gained more and more importance and popularity as a tourist resort with people who worked in the industrial north west and then, with the railway, had easier access to coastal getaways. In spite of a cultural shift toward foreign holidays, tourism remains one of Blackpool’s main sources of income and continues to largely define the settlement in the modern day.
Modern Day Blackpool
According to the most recently available census data the permanent resident population of the town of Blackpool stands at close to 143,000 people, making Blackpool a truly significant centre of population by all definitions of the term.
What this means, however, is that the town will also inexorably see more accidents and injuries than would be the case for smaller, more lightly populated towns or villages. It is for this reason, then, that residents may wish to read on to find out a little more about Blackpool accident claim proceedings.
Blackpool Accident Claim Proceedings
It is if and when an individual has been injured in the north west town and it was somebody else’s fault that they may be entitled to make a Blackpool accident claim. This claim is the means by which they can seek personal injury compensation to make up for the emotional, physical and financial pain that they have suffered.
If this makes you think that you may be entitled to pursue Blackpool accident claim proceedings, then contacting Accident Advice Helpline should be your first step toward doing so. Their friendly and professional advisers are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week via either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile, and are ready, willing and able to offer you expert guidance, advice and help.
Date Published: 12th October 2014
Author: David Brown