Nelson is a town and civil parish within the Borough of Pendle, in the ceremonial county of Lancashire in the north of England. The town is approximately four miles to the north of Burnley and is situated on the course of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, close to the eastern border of Lancashire.
Nelson initially grew up as a mill town during the industrial revolution, a development which was started by the building of a small mill owned by the Ecroyd family, but which was really accelerated by the coming of the aforementioned canal to the region. This, together with the newly constructed railway network, gave the town the connectivity it needed to develop economically and this led to a spell of relative affluence.
Industrial Decline And Unemployment
As with many northern mill towns, Nelson suffered greatly with the decline of manufacturing in the United Kingdom, which came about in the 20th century. This decline caused a great deal of unemployment and deprivation in the town, as former mill employees struggled to find alternative employment. Nelson, therefore, became a centre of high unemployment in the mid to late 20th century and its population also delcined as people started to move in search of work elsewhere. The town’s peak population, in fact, was recorded in the census of 1911 which showed 39,479 residents but this had fallen to 32,292 by 1961, and today stands at a figure of 29,135 (as of 2011).
Nelson In The Modern Day
In spite of the fact that the population of the town is on the decline, close to 30,000 residents still makes Nelson a significant urban centre, and this unfortunately means that accidents and injuries are more likely here than in more rural locations. This tells us that Nelson is a comparatively common source of compensation claims.
Personal Injury Solicitors in Nelson
We have already discovered therefore that in spite of its declining population, Nelson remains a relatively likely source of compensation claims, and this has important implications for residents of the town. Foremost amongst these is the fact that it means you are more likely to need the help of personal injury solicitors in Nelson and if this does come to be then you will want to know who to contact for help.
Who To Contact For Help With A Claim
If you want to get all of the compensation that you deserve from a personal injury claim, then the best thing you can do is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. They not only have 13 years’ worth of experience in fighting claims just like yours but also have friendly and professional advisers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile.
Date Published: 14th April 2014
Author: David Brown