Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish found within the ceremonial county of Gloucestershire, in the south west of England. The town is situated at the confluence of the River Severn and the River Avon, and also on the course of minor tributaries known as the Swilgate and Carrant Brook.
The town of Tewkesbury is surrounded by relatively rural and low-lying land which does unfortunately make it somewhat prone to flooding. Some of the more notable nearby settlements to Tewkesbury include Cheltenham, Gloucester, Malvern, Upton upon Severn, Gretton and Worcester. The town is found within the eponymous Borough of Tewkesbury but strangely enough is actually only the second largest settlement within that borough.
Etymology And History Of Tewkesbury
It is believed that the name of ‘Tewkesbury’ can be traced back to the Saxon Theoc who it is thought established a hermitage in the region at some point during the 7th Century. The Old English version of the moniker having been Theocsbury seems to strongly support this theory.
The settlement of Tewkesbury itself enjoyed a similar path to development as many smaller market towns, in that it began life as a small settlement and stayed as such largely until the time of the Industrial Revolution. At that point there was a degree of development and expansion but in the case of Tewkesbury this was not as marked as with many other settlements.
Modern Day Tewkesbury
Today, according to the latest available census data, Tewkesbury is a relatively small town being home to only just over 10,000 permanent residents. This does not put it amongst the most major urban centres in the UK but does make it a notable centre of population within Gloucestershire itself.
As such, it is true that Tewkesbury is a more likely location for accidents and injuries to occur than many in the immediate surroundings. It is with that in mind, therefore, that we will now briefly turn our attention toward the issues surrounding making a Tewkesbury non fault claim.
Making A Tewkesbury Non Fault Claim
The first important issue to discuss when it comes to Tewkesbury non fault claim proceedings is that of when these claims are actually possible. Under UK law, an individual is entitled to seek personal injury compensation by way of making a Tewkesbury non fault claim as and when they have suffered an injury which was demonstrably someone else’s fault.
If all of that makes you wonder whether you may be entitled to seek personal injury compensation, or makes you simply want to learn a bit more, then you will want to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. You can do so 24 hours a day and seven days a week by calling either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.
Date Published: 25th November 2014
Author: David Brown