Mendip is a local government district found within the ceremonial county of Somerset, in the south west of England. The district covers a largely rural area of 285 square miles (738 square kilometres) ranging from the Mendip Hills through on to the Somerset Levels.
By far the largest town within the boundaries of the Mendip district is that of Frome, but the district’s administrative centre is actually found in the much smaller and lesser known settlement of Shepton Mallet.
The Formation Of The Mendip District
The local government district of Mendip, in its current form, officially came into being on the 1st April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act of 1972 passing through parliament. This nationally significant piece of legislation reorganised local government all over the UK, and in the case of Mendip produced the new district from a merger of former administrative entities.
These former entities were the municipal boroughs of Glastonbury and Wells, along with the Frome, Shepton Mallet and Street urban districts, the Frome Rural District, Shepton Mallet Rural District and Wells Rural District, and parts of the Axbridge Rural District and Clutton Rural District.
Modern Day Mendip
Today, the district of Mendip is largely rural in nature and the 285 square mile land area is home to only around 110,000 people. This makes the population density of the district relatively low which suggests also a lower accident and injury rate, but that does not mean that we need not consider the issues surrounding Mendip compensation claims.
Mendip Compensation Claims
In Mendip compensation claims are not as common as in more densely populated areas, but when they do arise they are still just as vital to the claimants. This is the case as these Mendip compensation claims are the way in which these claimants can gain a measure of recompense for the physical, emotional and financial hardships that they have endured through no fault of their own.
If all of this has come as new information to you and has made you realise that you may too be entitled to pursue personal injury compensation, then you will surely be wondering who you can trust to handle your case.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you do ever wish to pursue a personal injury claim, then the very best people to contact for help are unquestionably Accident Advice Helpline. They are highly experienced personal injury specialists who are dedicated to getting the best settlements for their claimants and have been for over 14 years.
You can find out more about them, or benefit from their expert assistance, advice and guidance, by giving them a call at any time of the day or night. Their friendly advisers are always available on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992.