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Common Fibromyalgia Compensation Questions

Fibromyalgia compensation claims are complex, which is why we like to ensure our client’s experiences with us are as seamless as possible by providing sound legal advice every step of the way.


At Brian Barr Solicitors, we specialise in handling fibromyalgia claims, helping to secure compensation for a wide range of clients who suffer from the syndrome as a result of an accident or injury. As a condition, fibromyalgia is extremely complex and the same can be said for compensation claims; the intricacies associated with fibromyalgia compensation claims are sometimes difficult to understand, which is why our team of expert lawyers is always on hand at all times to answer any questions you may have. In this blog, we address the most commonly asked questions associated with fibromyalgia and claims, so you can learn more about the condition as well as the key features of fibromyalgia law.

Can I make a claim?

Fibromyalgia compensation is given to patients who have developed the condition as a result of an accident or injury that was someone else’s fault or another person’s failure to protect them from harm. In order to find out more about whether or not you are entitled to compensation, it’s recommended that you get in touch with a qualified, knowledgeable law firm to discuss your case in further detail.

What does my claim cover?

Fibromyalgia has the power to change your life forever and, in many cases, is extremely costly. Claims for fibromyalgia can include compensation for various financial losses, including loss of income, cost of medical treatments and prescriptions, travel, and therapeutic treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

Can fibromyalgia develop as a result of a car accident?

In some cases, fibromyalgia can be caused by a car accident, however, it is commonly misdiagnosed as whiplash. Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to diagnose, which makes it problematic for medical professionals when providing a definitive diagnosis. If you have been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault and now suffer from fibromyalgia as a result, you could be entitled to compensation. In addition, if you already suffer from the condition and have been involved in a car accident that has made your symptoms worse, you also could be entitled to compensation.

Is fibromyalgia considered a disability?

Fibromyalgia is classed as a disability under section six of the Equality Act 2010; it is a condition that causes both physical and mental impairment that has a long-term effect on a person’s ability to continue day-to-day activities.

I have fibromyalgia, does this mean I will no longer be able to work?

Your ability to work alongside fibromyalgia will depend on the severity of your symptoms and the impact the condition has had on you. If you are able to find a way to manage your condition, then the likelihood of you continuing work is strong. However, fibromyalgia is notorious for causing a wide variety of symptoms, such as fibro fog, which will make it extremely hard for you to concentrate and carry out specific activities. As a result, you may only be able to do a proportion of the work you were doing before or you may need to find a new job altogether. If you are able to continue work, it’s important that you gain support from your employer, so you are able to make adjustments to your role. Find tips for explaining fibromyalgia to your employer here.

Why should I choose Brian Barr as my law firm?

The team at Brian Barr Solicitors has extensive experience in helping those who suffer from fibromyalgia as a result of another person’s negligence. Our knowledge of fibromyalgia prevents you from ever worrying about whether or not we fully understand the condition and the pain you feel every day, much like so many in the world. We handle every case with the utmost care, treating every claimant as an individual, and take the time to understand your unique circumstance. Our services help to secure financial compensation for sufferers to help both them and their families come to terms with fibromyalgia. Funding your case need not be a worry; we can often work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, which rids you of any financial risk.

To find out more and discover whether or not you are entitled to fibromyalgia compensation, get in touch with our expert team by calling us for free on 0808 123 0003 or click here to contact us through our online form.

We do not endorse any research, studies or sources mentioned within our blogs and comments. Furthermore, we do not endorse any medical advice provided, and would strongly recommend anyone seeking medical advice to contact their local healthcare provider.

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2 responses to “Common Fibromyalgia Compensation Questions

  1. Hi there. I am a fibromyalgia sufferer. I believe that my fibromyalgia was brought on by work related stress and injury. I worked as a nurse within the NHS at the time and am unable to work anymore due to this.
    Would you be able to prove my case against the mighty NHS??
    Many thanks

    1. Dear Rachel,

      In response to your query, we are pleased to inform you that we would be happy to consider your claim.

      Here at Brian Barr’s, we are a team of fully qualified solicitors that specialise in Fibromyalgia related claims as just one of our areas of expertise. As an indication of our expertise, we achieved a 92% compensation claims success rate in 2018.

      However, in order to consider your claim, we will need to obtain some more details from you. You can contact us either by filling out our online form or by calling us on 0161 737 9248. Alternatively you can send us your number and one of our team will contact you within the next 24 hours.

      Wishing you all the very best,

      Brian Barr Solicitors

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