Salford is an urban settlement which lies at the heart of the City of Salford; a metropolitan borough of the Greater Manchester urban area, in the north west of England. The settlement is located on a meander of the River Irwell, which does form part of the border between the City of Salford and the City of Manchester, however two Salford electoral wards are found on the other side of the river.
The History and Development of Salford
In its very early history the settlement of Salford was a part of the county of Lancashire and was the judicial seat of the ancient Hundred of Salfordshire, from which it got its name. At this point the settlement was more commercially and culturally significant than neighbouring Manchester but over the next few hundred years its growth began to lag behind that of its neighbour.
Despite falling behind Manchester, however, during the Industrial Revolution Salford did still grow and expand rapidly to become a major factory town and inland port, particularly associated with the textile and cotton trades. In the 20th century these traditional industries unfortunately declined and left behind a good deal of deprivation in Salford, which has only recently begun to be arrested by regeneration and gentrification programmes.
Modern Day Salford
Some of the most notable of the aforementioned regeneration programmes include that which has led to the creation of the Salford Quays development. This development has seen the location of a number of important businesses and organisation in Salford, including the new headquarters of the BBC, and has brought a good deal of investment and employment to the area.
It is partly thanks to developments such as that at Salford Quays, that the settlement boasts a healthy population of around 73,000 but having such a large population can have its downsides. For instance, it does mean that accidents and injuries can be more common and for that reason we must briefly discuss personal injury compensation claims Salford residents.
Personal Injury Claims in Salford Support
Personal injury compensation claims in Salford or from elsewhere in the UK, can be pursued by an individual who has been injured in an incident which was definitively somebody else’s fault. The guilty party may be an individual or an organisation and common incidents which can produce claims include injuries at work and road traffic accidents. If this has made you realise that you could pursue your own claims Salford residents, then you may wish to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are specialists at handling all sorts of personal injury claims and it couldn’t be easier to get their expert assistance. To do so, you can simply call either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 at any time of the day or night.