Legal aid available for South Yorkshire children injured at child birth

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South Yorkshire children who have been seriously injured at birth are being offered financial help to help fight their legal cases.

Doncaster-based legal firm Atherton Godfrey has secured a contract from the Legal Aid Agency to offer legal aid in birth injury cases.

John McQuater, partner and head of the firm’s litigation department, said: “This is a particularly important development. Birth injuries are some of the most tragic cases we see; ones that not only impact on the child’s quality of life, but they also have a profound effect on the entire family and the emotional turmoil they cause should not be underestimated.

“Parents, or in some cases the child themselves, are desperate to get answers and reassurance that lessons have been learned. It is only fair then that those dealing with such an emotional situation should not then be subject to further anxiety over how their claim will be funded.”

To be eligible to pursue a claim with legal aid support, there are certain conditions that have to be met.

For more informatio contact Atherton Godfrey on 01302 320621 or email