Hartlepool is a town situated on the North Sea coast of the ceremonial county of County Durham in the far north eastern part of England. The town is located 7.62 miles (12.26 km) north of Middlesbrough, and 16.98 miles (27.18 km) south of Sunderland and historically formed part of both County Durham and the now defunct county of Cleveland.
Hartlepool, as well as being a town, also gives its name to a wider borough which covers the urban area of the town as well as outlying suburban villages including Seaton Carew, Greatham and Elwick. The town and borough are thought to get their name from the Old English words of Heort and Pol, meaning ‘Hart or Stag’ and ‘Pool or Sea’ respectively. This therefore suggests that people moved here to hunt where there were deer by the sea and those people eventually settled there.
The Population Of Hartlepool
Whilst still nominally a part of the ceremonial county of County Durham, Hartlepool is actually more like a part of the urban conurbation known as Teesside and its population matches this status. According to the latest available census data, the town has a permanent resident population of around 92,000 which demonstrates just how significant an urban centre it really is.
What that high level of population means for the town, amongst other things, is that it is a busy and active settlement which will inexorably see its fair share of accidents and injuries.
Hartlepool Accident Claims Advice
It is if and when an individual suffers an injury that was definitively somebody else’s fault that they are entitled to pursue a Hartlepool accident claim. This is so that they can receive at least a degree of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial hardships brought about by their injury.
For the most part accident claim proceedings must be begun within three years of the incident in question or else the entitlement to claim elapses. This three year restriction is not always applied, however, to claims which involve either an injury suffered as a minor or an industrial disease like asbestos poisoning where symptoms can take years to manifest themselves.
Accident Advice Helpline
If all of the above information makes you think that you may be entitled to personal injury compensation and you would like to find out more or receive some free Hartlepool accident claims advice without any obligation then the best people to contact for help are Accident Advice Helpline. Their friendly and professional advisers are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to offer expert advice and guidance when you call either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992.