How Can Honest Accidents Become Viewed As Non-Accidental Injuries?

There are many injuries that can give the appearance of having a non-accidental origin.

Sometimes the injuries themselves may give rise to suspicions on the part of medical professionals. Other times, while the injuries may be quite innocuous, the explanation given by the parents as to how the injury may have occurred may seem somewhat suspicious, or may not be consistent with the injuries displayed. It is in these circumstances that accusations of Non-Accidental Injury can be levelled and child protection services called in to take action.

When such occurs, you need expert legal advice from solicitors specialising in addressing Non-Accidental Injury cases. As one of the country’s foremost dedicated Non-Accidental Injury departments, you need to contact us immediately; we can give you immediate assistance with your Non-Accidental Injury case and help to defend you against such accusations.

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Typically, it goes something like this: a concerned parent, for whatever reason, feels there is something not right with their young child; they take the child in to the local A&E for examination. There an X-ray is taken and a fracture is identified. Asked by the paediatric consultant, “How did your child break their arm?” the mother answers that she doesn’t know, the father answers that he doesn’t know, and suddenly there is a allegation of Non-Accidental Injury. This is a very dangerous situation for the parents.

Non-Accidental Injury Types

Almost any type of injury can be attributable to a Non-Accidental Injury if the parents cannot adequately explain how the injury came about: from the most minor, such as bruising; through fractures and head trauma—so-called “shaken baby syndrome“; all the way to tragic instances of infant mortality. Our Non-Accidental Injury information resource takes up various of these in detail.

Parents cannot watch their children all the time. Even when they are watching, it is hard to monitor all the tumbles, bumps and mishaps that can befall a toddler. The fact that a parent cannot immediately and effectively explain away every bruise that their child has sustained is not necessarily an indicator of foul play. Sometimes, a bruise is just a bruise.

There can also be a number of congenital conditions that can make a child’s body susceptible to injury which can give the appearance of Non-Accidental Injuries having been inflicted. Sometimes it can take a real expert—not just a paediatrician—to spot the symptoms and see what the facts truly are.

Fortunately, we have the experience to know that such can occur. We also have the experience to know which experts to call upon to analyse the case and show that the evidence does not point to abuse but to something less sinister.

You can successfully defend against accusations of inflicting Non-Accidental Injury; the key is to have experts fighting your corner. We have such experts making up our dedicated Non-Accidental Injury department; experts with years of experience in successfully addressing such accusations; experts who can help you with your case. Contact us today to find out how.

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Why You Need Brendan Fleming Solicitors for Your Case

Brendan Fleming, [is] the most formidable of the few British solicitors prepared to fight for parents whose children have been seized by social workers for seemingly no good reason.

– Christopher Brooker, The Telegraph 2013.

 

Brendan Fleming speaking at the Stop Forced Adoption conference and covering many aspects of care proceedings.

 

We know that you love your child. We know that you would do anything to prevent them from coming to harm. When someone turns to us for help with their Non-Accidental Injury case, these are the stable data from which we operate. Unfortunately, Social Services have adopted a different, more accusative attitude. It is the local authority that accuses you of non-accidental injury NOT the police.

We have a reputation for standing up to the local authority. We fight tooth and nail for positive outcomes in EVERY case we take on.

Our 24 hour helpline is open for you and here you will find the most important information boiled down to just a few short pages to explain what happens in these types of cases.

We can successfully fight your Non-Accidental Injury Case. Contact us today to find out what we can do to help you. Call us on 0121 683 5002 (out of hours mobile or for texting: 07730 143 432or click through to our contact form using the button below.

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