Non-Accidental Injury Solicitors

What happens when a child gets hurt and we don’t know how or who caused it? If a court is satisfied that a child has suffered an injury or injuries, the first question is whether they were caused deliberately or by accident.

What is Non-Accidental Injury?

A non-accidental injury means that a parent or carers actions or neglect has caused an injury to a child. This could include for example a broken bone, bruising, a skull fracture, bleeding on the brain or bleeding behind the eyes.

Sometimes if a child has suffered an injury and they need to see a GP or visit the hospital, the medical professionals could decide to inform social services. They will only do this if they have concerns about how the injury occurred. For example, they may be worried if no explanation has been given about how the injury was caused, or if the explanation given does not fit with how the injuries are presenting. These concerns could be raised by other people too, such as Teachers, Social Workers or members of the family if they are worried about an injury a child has experienced.

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    What to expect

    Being accused of harming a child is a terrifying thought for any parent, but it can become a real and serious issue if their child has physical injuries that cannot be explained. In some cases parents can be accused of inflicting these injuries and have to defend themselves against these allegations in court. If this happens it is likely that the child will be removed from the home to live with relatives or to be put into care until the court proceedings are concluded. Parents facing this situation need to have urgent access to experienced, responsive and professional legal representation.

    How can we help

    A&N Care Solicitors have significant experience in representing parents in non-accidental injury cases, we have very strong working relationships with medical experts and other professionals who specialise in giving evidence in these cases. We understand how worrying it can be for parents facing these types of allegations and we deal with all cases with empathy and professionalism throughout.

    If you need us urgently we have a 24 hour emergency line on 0845 450 5616. You can also contact us through the website or by calling our main reception number, someone will always be on hand to support you in what is often a very difficult time.

    What our clients say

    Gill Noury is an excellent International Family Law Senior Legal Advisor. As my international child abduction case progressed in 2014 to a fortunate consent order after 5 months of intense legal battle I realized she was highly experienced and hands on. She not only provided me very good legal advice, but was also very sympathetic to my distraught situation. She was accessible all the times I needed to communicate with her or needed her personal support. She was at the same time very professional and demonstrated high integrity and human values. I found these attributes scarce in UK’s legal practitioner.

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    We run a legal surgery here at our advice and drop in centre specifically for our clients who have experienced domestic abuse. A&N have been a constant support to this surgery over the year providing an invaluable service, they have been committed to the provision of legal aid advice and pro bono clinics and as such have enhanced the service provision which we are able to offer to our clients.

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    Helen was absolutely fantastic, the case was long and difficult but Helen was there for me when I needed her on the telephone and at court. She didn’t beat about the bush and gave me constructive criticism which I appreciated. My kids are now safely home with me where they belong and they love the teddies you sent for them. It was a really lovely thought, Thank you for everything.

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    Liz Newbold & Her team were great from the very first phone call to the final court date, they did nothing but help whether it was a phone call or an email they got back to you as soon as they could. They were there for support when you needed it the most and they always put there all into every court date we had. I couldn’t have asked for a better solicitors to handle my case regarding my child. It was great to finally get victory and show we were not guilty, we couldn’t have achieved what we have done today without the help of Liz Newbold and her team of highly specialised solicitors and I am forever thankful for everything they have done for me and my family.

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    I’ve been working with A&N Care Solicitors since I was in PLO. I was in an OK place, then an incident occurred in July 2014 which resulted in the local authority taking away my child in to care. She went up for adoption last year in March but I kept fighting with the help of A&N care solicitors and did all that was asked. I fell pregnant and thought I couldn’t keep it, but nope, my solicitors and I kept fighting and I’ve had my daughter return from birth home. It’s resulted in my older daughter coming home too and not being adopted. I really have to say though without the help of Natalie and Ruth from A&N Care I wouldn’t be where I am today. I would recommend these to anybody if you are fighting for your children. Thank you very much A&N you are the best family law firm I’ve ever known.

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