Cleobury Mortimer is a small market town in south east Shropshire that is situated approximately a mile to the north of the county border with Worcestershire. The town was granted its market charter more than seven hundred years ago, in 1253 but it is actually one of the smallest towns in Shropshire. Residents of the town and surrounding areas tend to refer to the town as simply Cleobury but the pronunciation of the name does differ. Those who live in the town itself tend to prefer the ‘Clib-bree’ pronunciation, but those who live in surrounding areas routinely refer to the town as either ‘Cleb-bree’ or ‘Clee-bree.’
Whatever the pronunciation, the town’s name is thought to derive from the Old English word Clifu meaning a steep place and bury meaning a fortified settlement, whilst the Mortimer comes from the fact that Roger de Mortimer was granted the lands after the Norman Conquest. According to the latest census data, Cleobury Mortimer has a population of just short of 2,000 and this means that for injury lawyers in Cleobury Mortimer is a relatively uncommon source of personal injury compensation claims.
The fact that for injury lawyers in Cleobury Mortimer is a relatively uncommon source of personal injury compensation claims does not mean however that the town doesn’t produce any such claims. Instead it is just a simple fact that for injury lawyers in Cleobury Mortimer is less likely to give rise to claims as the lower level of population also means that there are far fewer accidents and injuries than in more densely populated areas. If a Cleobury Mortimer resident does find themselves entitled to claim compensation however, they would undoubtedly find the following information to be of crucial importance.
When and Why is Compensation Available?
The law states that if you are injured or fall ill and it was demonstrably the fault of another party, be it an individual or an organisation, then you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation
How Long do you Have to Claim?
In the majority of cases you have three years from an incident in which to begin claims proceedings and if you do not do so in this time then your ability to claim elapses. The only types of claim where this time limit does not apply are those which deal with industrial diseases such as asbestos poisoning and those which relate to injuries to minors.
Who Can Help you to Claim?
The best way to ensure that you get all of the compensation that you deserve is to trust the handling of your claim to Accident Advice Helpline; personal injury specialists with over 13 years’ worth of experience in the field.
You can speak to their advisers 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown