Newcastle-under-Lyme is a market town found within the ceremonial county of Staffordshire and is also the principal settlement of the borough which shares the same name. The town is part of North Staffordshire in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom, and nearby settlements include the city of Stoke on Trent and the county town of Stafford.
The etymology of Newcastle-under-Lyme
As is the case with the similarly named but in no way related Newcastle upon Tyne, the ‘Newcastle’ part of the name of Newcastle-under-Lyme is drawn from the construction of a castle in the area. In the case of Newcastle-under-Lyme that castle was constructed in the 12th century AD.
The second part of the town’s name is believed to either refer to the ‘Lyme Brook’ in the region, or more likely to the so-called ‘Forest of Lyme’, which was an extensive area of lime woodland that covered the area during the medieval period.
Modern day Newcastle-under-Lyme
Today, Newcastle-under-Lyme has developed to become a truly major town which can be seen as being both a significant urban centre and a notable centre of population. This is the case as the West Midlands town has come to be home to well over 75,000 permanent residents at a comparatively high population density.
That has a lot of implications for the town, but one such is that it will inexorably play host to an elevated number of accidents and injuries due to the higher level of population. It is because of this, as a result, that we will now turn our attention to the issue of Newcastle-under-Lyme compensation claims.
Have you been hurt in public in Newcastle-under-Lyme?
As is true of the whole of the UK, in Newcastle-under-Lyme compensation claims can be pursued as and when the actions of a party other than yourself cause you an injury. The reason why these claims are possible in those situation is so that those injury victims can gain at least a measure of recompense for the pain – physical, psychological and financial – that they have had to endure.
If you’ve been hurt in public in Newcastle-under-Lyme and you think that you may well be entitled to pursue such a claim yourself, then you will surely wish to know where you can turn to for advice, guidance and assistance with you claim.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline now
If you wish to pursue any kind of personal injury claim or if you want to find out more about obtaining compensation if you’ve been hurt in public in Newcastle-under-Lyme, contact us now.
Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do everything we can to help.
Date Published: 22nd September 2014
Author: David Brown