Tyne & Wear is one of those locational names or descriptions which most people recognise and have a vague idea of the area which is being referred to, but not many actually know the exact bounds of the area. Tyne and Wear is in fact a metropolitan county in the far north east of England, which surrounds the mouths of the River Tyne and the River Wear. The county came into existence in 1974, two years after the passage of the 1972 Local Government Act, and is made up of the five metropolitan boroughs of South Tyneside, North Tyneside, City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and the City of Sunderland. The county borders the North Sea to its east, Northumberland to the north and County Durham to the south.
In 1986, only 12 years after the county came into existence, Tyne and Wear’s county council was in fact dissolved, meaning that the five districts mentioned above are in fact now unitary authorities. However the county does still legally exist even if it does not have its own governing body. Now that we understand a little more about Tyne & Wear’s boundaries and history, it’s time to talk about the general characteristics of the county.
General Characteristics of Tyne and Wear
As you may have gathered from the names of the districts within the county, Tyne and Wear is a largely urban area, with a comparatively large level of Population. This has many knock-on effects and some of the most notable are the fact that the area is a traditional Labour party stronghold, the fact that there are issues with traffic and congestion and the fact that there are a comparatively high number of accidents and injuries in the area. What this final point also means is that for a personal injury lawyer Tyne and Wear is a comparatively common source of personal injury compensation claims.
Personal Injury Lawyer Tyne and Wear
As mentioned above, the unwanted characteristic of the area that it has a level of accidents and injuries is what means that for a personal injury lawyer Tyne & Wear is a relatively common source of claims, bit which types of accidents are the most common? The fact is that as with much of the rest of the country, the most common claim causing incidents in Tyne & Wear are either road traffic accidents or injuries in the workplace. Therefore, you may now be thinking that you could need a personal injury lawyer Tyne and Wear residents and if so you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. They have been at the top of their field for over 13 years and can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week on either 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 on your mobile.
Date Published: 31st March 2014
Author: David Brown