How much compensation can you get for fibromyalgia?

If you have suffered an injury in an accident or other event that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation from the other party, due to their negligent actions. If you are looking to make a claim, the general rule is that you must claim within three years of knowledge of the negligence which caused your symptoms (although there are, at times, exceptions to this rule), therefore it is advisable to find a specialist solicitor to help with your claim at the outset.


Fibromyalgia is often caused, or exacerbated by, physical traumas, such as car accidents and falls, often due to no fault of the patient.


The question we are always asked is “how much compensation can you get for fibromyalgia?”. There isn’t a simple answer to this. There are various factors to take into account such as the severity of the injury and the impact this has on your life.


When choosing a solicitor to represent you in your personal injury case, especially with a so called ‘invisible illness”, it is important to speak to a specialist solicitor who can really understand your symptoms and what this means, and who also has access to medical experts who can help prove your case.


Fibromyalgia personal injury claims can often attract a large sum in compensation, however, the exact amount will depend on the severity of the injury and the impact it has had on your life. The value of the compensation claim can vary greatly from one case to another, from around 100k to more than 1.5 million.


The injury aspect is compensated with an award for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA), with the guidelines being set by the Judicial College. The other aspect of the damages award is compensation for financial losses and expenses which occur due to negligence. This includes loss of earnings, aids, equipment, medical treatment and care.


When it comes to fibromyalgia compensation claims, it’s difficult to predict the average settlement, due to the fact that claims are assessed on a case-by-case basis. For example, if a young person in a high-paying job claimed compensation for fibromyalgia, they would assess the effect it has had on their life. If they were never able to return to work and required a high level of care, then they could expect to receive a large amount of compensation. On the other hand, often if someone who is close to retirement, it would be decided that the negligence will impact their life for a much shorter amount of time, so they could expect to receive a much lower award of damages for the same injury.


If you have suffered due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, seek help from specialist solicitors at the outset, who speak your language and understand you situation, so you can get the compensation you deserve.



If you are suffering from fibromyalgia, CRPS, or any chronic pain condition as a result of an accident that was not your fault, and even if you have an existing claim, get in touch with Brian Barr Solicitors to see if we can assist. It is simple and hassle free to move your claim to Brian Barr Solicitors who are experts in dealing with chronic pain litigation. Call us today on 0161 737 9248 or visit our website ( to find out more.

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