Halton is a former village which now forms a part of the larger town of Runcorn, within the ceremonial county of Cheshire, in the north of England. The name of Halton has now been taken to refer to the wider borough in the region, which includes the settlements of Runcorn, Widnes and a few smaller villages and parishes.
The area of Runcorn which was the village of Halton stands in an elevated position at 240 feet (73 m) above sea level compared with the surrounding area which lies at about 100 feet (30 m). This probably explains why the highest point of the sandstone outcrop on which the settlement stands was chosen as the location for the now ruined Halton Castle.
Modern Day Halton
As has been mentioned above, Halton has now been largely subsumed by the town of Runcorn and whilst the area does retain a degree of individuality and independence, this has had a profound effect on the settlement. For instance, the fact that Halton is now part of a larger urban centre has meant that it is now home to a greater amount of traffic congestion, a higher level of noise and air pollution, and an elevated accident and injury rate.
This third impact also has the knock-on effect of meaning that in Halton, compensation claims can also be more common. That is why the remainder of this article will now focus on this topic.
Halton Compensation Claims
In Halton, compensation claims are indeed now more common than they were when the settlement was a quiet and less populated village. However, resident’s knowledge and understanding of claims has not increased to the same degree.
This is far from ideal, as if you ever need to pursue Halton compensation claims, being fore-armed with the basic facts of the claims process is absolutely vital. In order to try to remedy this issue, below we will explain when and why claims can arise as well as pointing potential claimants in the direction of a company who can help them further.
When Eligibility For A Compensation Claim Arises
An individual is entitled to pursue a personal injury claim if they have suffered an injury that was demonstrably somebody else’s fault. It is then that the entitlement exists as the compensation is designed as recompense for physical, emotional and financial pain suffered through no fault of your own.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think you may have a valid personal injury claim, or would just like to find out more about claiming, then the very best people to contact are undoubtedly Accident Advice Helpline. You can reach them 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 25th August 2014
Author: David Brown