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How we won nearly £1m for an under-settled road accident claim

Mrs R P of Kent was in a road accident. Her solicitors settled the claim on the basis that she had a whiplash injury. In fact, it was clear from her medical records that she had developed fibromyalgia. We obtained all her medical records and an independent rheumatologist’s report. This indicated that she had developed fibromyalgia as a consequence of the road accident. She was unable to work and needed a good deal of care and assistance with household tasks. This was likely to last for a lengthy period. We recovered nearly £1million for Mrs R P from the insurance company representing her previous solicitors.
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How we won £357,000 for a Critical Illness Insurance claim that was initially refused

46-year-old Mr GR was a successful company director who had taken out a Critical Illness Insurance Policy for £356,903. When his symptoms developed and had caused him to give up his job due to incapacity he made a claim against his insurance policy. They refused. Mr GR appointed Brian Barr who instructed a Consultant Rheumatologist. He confirmed the Fibromyalgia diagnosis and more importantly made it clear Mr GR would not be able to go back to work with the condition at this severity. In the face of this evidence, Mr GR’s insurers agreed to settle the claim in full.
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How we won £1.5m for Fibromyalgia caused by an accident at work

Mrs G.L. of Norwich was a carer who was involved in two lifting incidents at work in June and September 2004. Within 6 months of the second accident she had been diagnosed with the widespread chronic pain condition Fibromyalgia.
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£230K payout for fibromyalgia sufferer following car crash

Steven Akerman, of Brian Barr Solicitors, and Anthony Johnson, of Temple Garden Chambers, help to secure compensation for fibromyalgia sufferer.
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£120K compensation for fibromyalgia & PTSD sufferer

Steven Akerman of Brian Barr Solicitors together with Fiona Ashworth of Kings Chambers helped to obtain a total of £120,000 in chronic pain compensation for Helen McLean. After an extremely traumatic road traffic accident, Helen suffered from PTSD and fibromyalgia as a result of the trauma.
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£330K breakthrough for fibromyalgia accident victim

Thanks to Brian Barr Solicitors, a fibromyalgia patient has now received £330,000 in compensation. A major personal injury solicitors firm has agreed to pay £330,000 in damages to a fibromyalgia sufferer after it was discovered that they had not investigated their condition properly and had only been willing to award them with £1,810 for their accident claim.
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£375K compensation payout for CRPS sufferer who was injured at work

Following a road traffic accident, Mr L developed a chronic pain condition focussed in his lower back, and a disabling central sensitivity syndrome, specifically fibromyalgia syndrome. Mr L’s insurer referred him to a claims management company to pursue his personal injury claim, however two years later Mr L became increasingly dissatisfied with his solicitor for his lack of understanding of the complexity of chronic pain syndrome and fibromyalgia, and changed to Brian Barr Solicitors. With the help of specialist solicitors who were able to understand the complexities of this particular case, Mr L received a significant settlement.
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Fibromyalgia sufferer receives £120K in compensation after slipping at work

On 27th August 2014, AB was involved in an unfortunate accident at work while employed as a sewing machinist in the production of flags. Brian Barr Solicitors helped her to win £120,000 in compensation after her pre-existing fibromyalgia was exacerbated by her injury, causing her to experience severe pain. 
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Fibromyalgia sufferer receives over £560K following workplace accident

Steven Akerman, specialist solicitor at Brian Barr Solicitors, acts on behalf of fibromyalgia sufferer, alongside Counsel Marcus Grant of Temple Garden Chambers. On 6th September 2012, Ms Neilson was the victim of a workplace accident, whilst working as a warehouse worker. She fell backwards onto a dock leveller that had collapsed to the ground. She landed heavily on her bottom and her left hand, resulting in soft tissue injuries to her spine and left wrist.
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Brian Barr Solicitors secure six figure settlement for lorry driver involved in RTA

Mr C, a lorry driver, was involved in an accident at work in March 2015. When unloading a preloaded lorry at his point of delivery, the cage of goods tipped over falling on him and causing him to sustain injuries. The accident was caused by the negligence and breach of statutory duty of his employer, failing to make suitable assessment of the health & safety risks. Mr C sustained fracture and ligament damage to his left foot at the time of the accident in 2015. He experienced severe pain in his foot and by the following year unfortunately there was no improvement to his symptoms which were considered to be consistent to CRPS. He continued to use crutches as a result of his pain and tried to return to work. However, in 2016 his crutch gave way and there was a flare up of his symptomatology. Life has changed significantly for Mr C. He now experiences significant and severe pain in both feet, suffers from headaches, has symptoms in his shoulder due to the use of his crutches, and is now on antidepressants. He is restricted in all aspects of daily living and his involvement in family life is severely curtailed. No longer able to continue working as a lorry driver, a new desk-based job was created for him, at a reduced salary. He has undergone a pain management programme and been diagnosed with post-traumatic CRPS, triggered by the accident. The claim was settled amicably – Brian Barr Solicitors secured a £340,000 settlement for Mr C due to his injuries as well as the effect on him in terms of work and home life. This will help provide for future care and living costs as well as counteract his loss of earnings.