Brian Barr Solicitors secures £410,000 settlement for maintenance worker involved in accident at work

This case study was written thanks to the expertise of our team, including Alex Cohen, Philip Cohen, and Steven Akerman, leading experts in compensation claims for chronic pain and serious injury.

Brian Barr Solicitors recently represented Samuel, a Grounds Maintenance Worker whose life took an unexpected turn after a workplace incident. Samuel fell down a drain while on the job, sustaining injuries to his legs and arms. Despite undergoing physiotherapy and chiropractic treatment, his condition worsened, and he was later diagnosed with developing fibromyalgia, a chronic condition characterised by widespread pain.

The severity of Samuel’s injuries left him with permanent pain and discomfort. Recognising the profound impact on his life, and as experts in fibromyalgia, Brian Barr Solicitors took on the case, arranging for a comprehensive medical examination by a Consultant Rheumatologist. The doctor’s report detailed the nature and extent of Samuel’s injuries, emphasising the significant disadvantage he would face on the open labour market due to the severity of his fibromyalgia symptoms, particularly continuing spinal pain exacerbated by standing for extended periods.

The case presented complexities as the Defendants chose to dispute liability, challenging the connection between the workplace incident and Samuel’s fibromyalgia. Brian Barr Solicitors, undeterred, navigated these challenges with skill and determination. At a Joint Settlement Meeting, the team successfully negotiated a settlement of £410,000, acknowledging the enduring impact on Samuel’s life and career.

The successful resolution of Samuel’s case underscores Brian Barr Solicitors’ expertise in handling complex fibromyalgia claims. In navigating the intricacies of his situation, we were able to showcase our deep understanding of the condition and its impact on individuals’ lives. The involvement of specialist medical professionals, further emphasises our commitment to and the importance of thorough medical examination and expert collaboration.

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