Clutton-on-the-Mendips is a village and civil parish found within the Chew Valley in the county of Somerset, situated approximately ten miles from both Bristol and Bath. Clutton-on-the-Mendips derives its name from the Old English words Cludig and Tun, and was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Clutone, which can be translated as ‘a rocky hill enclosure’.
The village was strongly involved in the coal mining industry during the 19th and early 20th centuries, but the nearby mines are no longer working, and the former railway station on the Bristol and North Somerset Railway has also long since been abandoned.
This seeming fall from grace therefore helps to explain why the population of the village today stands at only 1,529, and this in turn means that for injury lawyers Clutton-on-the-Mendips does not produce many personal injury compensation claims.
Injury Lawyers in Clutton-on-the-Mendips
As mentioned above, for injury lawyers Clutton-on-the-Mendips is a relatively uncommon source of personal injury compensation claims, but this does not mean that no claims can be sourced to the village. In fact, for injury lawyers Clutton-on-the-Mendips residents have as much of a right to claim as anybody else in the UK.
The only reason why there are less claims from the village therefore, is because the low population makes accidents and injuries less common. However, if a Clutton-on-the-Mendips resident does find themselves in need of a claim they will want to know the answers to the following questions.
Why and When Can you Claim Compensation?
The law states that if you are injured or fall ill and somebody else was demonstrably to blame then you are entitled to seek personal injury compensation. This compensation is available as a means of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial hardships that the victim has suffered as a result of their ailment.
In the majority of cases you must begin claims proceedings within three years of the incident in question or else your entitlement to claim elapses. This is not the case however, for claims which regard industrial disease like asbestos poisoning or which relate to injuries to minors, where no time restrictions are imposed.
Who Can Help you to Claim?
If you want to try and ensure that you get all of the compensation that you deserve, then you need to trust your claim to Accident Advice Helpline. Accident Advice Helpline have over 13 years’ worth of experience in the field and can also boast the official endorsement of consumer campaigner Esther Rantzen.
How Can you Contact Them?
It couldn’t be easier to seek the help of Accident Advice Helpline, you can contact them 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0992 on your mobile and will always get through to a friendly and professional adviser.
Date Published: 25th November 2013
Author: David Brown