Port Talbot is a town within the county borough of Neath Port Talbot in the southern part of Wales, within the United Kingdom. The town is situated within the ceremonial county of West Glamorgan and is within the same belt of population centres along the south Wales coast as the likes of Cardiff and Swansea. If you need to make claims in Port Talbot, read on.
The history of Port Talbot
There is evidence of there having been human habitation in the area now known as Port Talbot as early as the Bronze Age and the remains of several forts shows that this area remained one of settlement throughout the Iron Age, too. In more modern history, however, the town which is now referred to as Port Talbot grew out of the market town and community of Aberavon.
That community came into being through the Norman era after the construction and establishment of a castle in the region for defensive purposes. It was not until the 19th century in fact, that the Port Talbot name came into existence and at that time it was only used to describe the exact dockland area around the port, and was named for the Talbot family who had been influential in the location and growth of industry and employment in the region. The family remained as important through the 19th century, especially when it came to the development of the port and of the railway links to it, so it is for that reason that the name became applied to the whole settlement.
Modern day Port Talbot
Today, Port Talbot remains a highly industrialised urban area which according to the latest census data supports a permanent resident population of more than 36,000 people. The combination of the industrial occupations of many of the residents and the sheer number of them is what makes it pertinent for us to now focus on personal injury compensation claims in Port Talbot.
Personal injury claims in Port Talbot
Personal injury compensation claims in Port Talbot can be launched by an individual if they have suffered an injury which was definitively the fault of another party, be that another individual, an organisation or a company. As such areas with high levels of population and large amounts of employment in more dangerous sectors, tend to give rise to more claims. It is clear therefore that you may benefit from knowing who to contact to begin your own claims in Port Talbot, in case you ever need to.
Who to call for help
The best people to trust with the handling of a claim are undoubtedly Accident Advice Helpline, and you can get in touch with them by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.
Date Published: 25th July 2014
Author: David Brown