Shropshire is an English county within the West Midlands region of central England, toward the Welsh border side of the country. The county in fact borders Wales to the West as well as Cheshire to the North, Staffordshire to the East, Worcestershire to the South-East and Herefordshire to the South.
The county has a surprisingly large number of notable settlements, but the economy and population of Shropshire is largely based around the activities of five major towns. These towns are the county town of Shrewsbury, the new town of Telford to the east of the county, Oswestry in the north-west, Bridgnorth just to the south of Telford, and Ludlow in the south.
The Etymology And Nicknames Of Shropshire
The name Shropshire is derived from the Old English word Scrobbesbyrigscīr which can be literally translated as meaning Shrewsbury-shire, referring to the fact that that town was always the major settlement within the county.
Historically, the county has also always had the abbreviated name of ‘Salop’ which is sometimes still used on envelopes and the like, and comes from the Anglo-French word Salopesberia. For a brief period following the Local Government Act of 1972 too, Salop was in fact the official name of the county but Shropshire was reinstated in 1980 following a campaign led by a local councillor, John Kenyon.
Modern Day Shropshire
Today, as could be inferred by the presence of a number of noted settlements, Shropshire does support a comparatively high level of population, which according to the latest census has reached approximately 308,000 permanent residents. This brings the county a number of economic benefits but does also have its downside, such as the fact that it can make accidents and injuries comparatively more likely in the county. Some of these incidents too, can be of the sort which may lead to personal injury compensation claims by Shropshire residents.
Personal Injury Claims in Shropshire Advice And Support
The types of incident which give rise to compensation claims in Shropshire based or not, are those where the victim of an injury was not the party at fault for the incident. Common examples of this include injuries in the workplace, slips, trips or falls in public places and road traffic accidents. If you have been the victim of such an incident and think you may be entitled to pursue your own claim as a Shropshire resident, then you may wish to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping claimants to get the personal injury compensation they deserve across all types of cases for more than 14 years. And they have the experience and knowledge to be able to do the same for you. Why not give them a call on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile?
Date Published: 25th August 2014
Author: David Brown