Tyne and Wear is a so-called Metropolitan County, found in the far north east of England and centred around the mouths of the River Wear and River Tyne, which is what gives the county its name. The county of Tyne and Wear has a coastline on the North Sea to its eastern side and shares borders with the counties of Northumberland to the north and County Durham to the south.
The county features notable settlements including the likes of Gateshead, Newcastle and South Shields, and is split into the five metropolitan boroughs of South Tyneside, North Tyneside, City of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and City of Sunderland.
The Administrative History Of Tyne And Wear
Prior to the year 1974, the area which is now the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear actually straddled the boundary between Northumberland and County Durham, encompassing parts of each historic county. In that year, however, the changes brought by the 1972 Local Government Act created the new metropolitan county and gave it approximately 210 square miles of land area.
Between 1974 and 1986, the Metropolitan County was administered by the Tyne and Wear County Council but in 1986 that entity was abolished. What that means is that for over 25 years, the five Metropolitan Boroughs of Tyne and Wear have all actually been unitary authority areas in control of their own affairs.
Population And Accidents In Tyne And Wear
According to the latest available census data, the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear is home to approximately 1.1 million permanent residents. This makes the county an undoubted major population centre and gives it a population density of well over 5,000 per square mile.
Having such a large population and high density has both advantages and disadvantages for the county and its residents, and on the negative side is the fact that it can make accidents and injuries more commonplace. It is for this reason, as a result, that we will now briefly discuss the issues related to making a Tyne and Wear accident claim.
Tyne And Wear Accident Claim Proceedings
Under UK law, an individual is entitled to seek personal injury compensation by way of a Tyne and Wear accident claim if and when they have suffered an injury within the county and it was somebody else that was definitively to blame.
If this makes you think that you may be in a position to make a Tyne and Wear accident claim in search of the compensation you may deserve, then you may be interested to contact Accident Advice Helpline. They are personal injury specialists who have friendly advisers available on both 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 5th December 2014
Author: David Brown