Pontyclun is a village which can be found within the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf, in the south east of Wales. The village’s name translates from the Welsh language as ‘bridge over the River Clun’, with the Clun being a tributary to the River Ely, which runs through the settlement. The bridge in question is thought to be the one found traversing the Afon Clun just before its confluence with the Ely.
The History of Pontyclun
For the huge majority of its history, Pontyclun was a simple farm which at the beginning of the 19th century covered an area of around 20 acres and included only four or five households. This all changed, however, in the middle of that century when the rapid industrialisation seen around the UK also came to Pontyclun, together with the railway which arrived in 1851.
This led to the settlement adopting coal mining as its major economic impetus, and turned the area into a burgeoning Victorian industrial town. That booming town then attracted a huge amount of population growth, mostly thanks to an influx of former tin miners from Cornwall who were searching for work. This led to a period of thriving economic growth for Pontyclun too, but the story is unfortunately drastically different in the modern day.
Modern Day Pontyclun
After the decline of coal mining in Pontyclun and in Wales as a whole, what was a booming industrial town quickly regressed to village status with many people being forced to leave due to a lack of employment opportunities.That means that according to the latest available census data, Pontyclun now has a population of just under 6,000 residents. What that means is that when it comes to personal injury compensation claims in Pontyclun, the area is a largely unlikely source but that does not mean that the ins and outs of the claims process are not important in the area.
Personal Injury Claims in Pontyclun
Personal injury claims in Pontyclun or elsewhere, can be pursued by an individual if they have been injured in an accident or occurrence which was definitively the fault of another party. These types of incident can clearly occur anywhere, even in a small former mining village, and therefore you may one day find yourself in need of pursuing your own claims in Pontyclun. If that is the case then the best first step which you could possibly take is to contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are personal injury specialists who have more than 14 years’ worth of experience of helping claimants to get all of the compensation that they deserve. To find out how they could help you, give them a call on either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.