Telford and Wrekin is a borough in Shropshire with its local government offices in Telford. The Wrekin is a hill quite close to Telford which may have inspired J. R. R. Tolkein to create Middle Earth in his book “The Lord of the Rings.” There is, naturally enough, a legend concerning the creation of the Wrekin which says that a Welsh giant once decided to flood Shrewsbury. On his way to the town to do just that, he met a cobbler with a sack of shoes on his back which he was taking home to repair. The giant asked him the way to Shrewsbury and told him his purpose for going there. The quick-thinking cobbler realised that if the giant successfully flooded the town, he would have no customers, so he emptied the shoes onto the road and told the giant that he had worn them all out on his way from Shrewsbury. The giant had a huge spade full of soil, which he had intended to dump into the river to flood Shrewsbury, but having decided to go home and abandon his initial plan, he dumped the soil on the side of the road and scraped his boots clean. The Wrekin was the soil from his spade and Ercall (a smaller hill) was made from the scrapings from the giant’s boots.
Road traffic accidents in Telford and Wrekin
In the days of giants (who seem not to have been particularly intelligent) there were probably road traffic accidents in Telford and Wrekin involving horses and carts, or donkeys. Nowadays of course road traffic accidents in Telford and Wrekin usually involve motorised vehicles, cyclists and sometimes pedestrians.
If you have been injured in one of the road traffic accidents in Telford and Wrekin, perhaps you are thinking seriously about making a personal injury compensation claim. Perhaps you are doubtful about whether or not you are eligible to make a claim. If so, call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice.
Eligibility for making a personal injury claim
To be eligible to make a claim for injuries sustained in an accident, you must be able to prove that:-
- You were not responsible for the accident and
- The accident was caused by another person.
You should have informed the police if the accident involved motorised vehicles and they will eventually have compiled a report. This will be needed if you make a claim. You should have received medical attention for your injuries immediately after the accident and your medical report is also required.
Accident Advice Helpline
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, day or night, any day of the year for advice about your potential personal injury compensation claim. Our freephone numbers are 0800 689 0500 for calls from landlines, and 0333 500 0993 for calls from mobiles. Why not call now?
Date Published: 6th October 2014