CFS Compensation Claims
We Are Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Compensation Specialists
Claim now

CFS & Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Compensation Claims

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), can be a huge obstacle to those who suffer from it. The symptoms can be debilitating, to the point of prohibiting patients from leading a normal life or having a satisfying career because of their symptoms.

Diagnosis of CFS has become a simpler process in the last few years, with the stigma against chronic pain conditions being challenged. Unfortunately, it’s still a long process, and many sufferers spend many years seeking a diagnosis and go through many processes, with much frustration.

CFS is still very much a misunderstood condition, that is complicated to diagnose and difficult to live with. You may find ways to alleviate your symptoms over time, but, if you believe you are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as the results of an accident or due to an injury sustained because of the negligent behaviour of someone else, you should hold those responsible for your situation accountable.

No Win No Fee CFS Claims

Brian Barr Solicitors are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve to cover your costs, loss of earnings, and ensure others are safe in the future through the observance of safety protocols by individuals or businesses.

We are one of the leading Chronic Fatigue Claim Solicitors firms in the UK, recognised for our track record in chronic pain compensation and serious injury claims. We can support your claim comprehensively with our direct connections to top medical experts in this field. Contact us today to discuss your case, and start your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome claim.

What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a medical condition that causes patients to experience a variety of physical symptoms such as extreme and recurring fatigue, insomnia, headaches, and pains. Chronic memory and concentration issues are also common in CFS patients.

The causes of CFS are still largely debated in the medical community, but it has generally been accepted that the condition belongs to the same group as other chronic illnesses, such as Fibromyalgia. It’s likely these share the same underlying cause, and it is common to see Chronic Fatigue Syndrome patients also suffer from Fibromyalgia.

CFS affects a person’s central nervous system, and changes to it may cause many chronic conditions to arise, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Many factors can cause dramatic changes or damage to someone’s central nervous system, and they can be caused by someone else’s negligence.

Looking For A Fibromyalgia Lawyer To Represent You?

Get in touch today to see how Brian Barr Solicitors can help you.

Can I claim compensation for CFS?

The effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome can be extremely debilitating, and it can be frustrating for patients to find out their condition may be the result of an accident or trauma experienced. Equally, CFS can sometimes occur due to medical negligence, where an injury and CFS may have been avoided altogether, if a medical professional had behaved responsibly, and upheld their duty of care.

If you believe your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been caused by the negligence of someone who had a duty to keep you safe from harm, or by an accident that could have been avoided by observing reasonable safety standards, you may be entitled to seek Chronic Fatigue Syndrome compensation.

Brian Barr Solicitors are experts in this field, and have a deep understanding of many chronic conditions, including CFS. Our team regularly supports CFS patients across the UK to get justice when their suffering is the result of someone’s negligent behaviour.

We understand that compensation is not enough to make up for your pain and suffering, but making a Chronic Fatigue Syndrome compensation claim can help you in many ways, such as:

  • Ensuring you can cover your medical expenses.
  • Compensating you for related costs, such as transport, adaptations to your home or vehicle, etc.
  • When CFS is making it impossible for you to work, you can be compensated for loss of earnings, past and future.
  • If your CFS was caused by negligence or a work accident, a compensation claim can help avoid such accidents in the future, and trigger a safety protocol review.

How is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME diagnosed?

Thankfully, awareness for conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has drastically increased in the last few years, and it’s much more common for medical practitioners to identify the illness. Guidelines for diagnosing CFS are in place and are being observed regularly.

No individual test or exam can be administered to diagnose CFS. It is likely that, if you are suffering from CFS, you will be diagnosed following a process of exclusion of other, similar conditions. Following a physical examination, a review of your medical history, and, likely, blood and urine tests, your doctor will be looking to exclude conditions such as:

  • Anaemia
  • Diabetes
  • Underactive thyroid gland
  • Liver conditions
  • Kidney conditions


Once these possibilities are eliminated, factors that can conclude a CFS diagnosis include an unexplained fatigue that:

  • Has presented recently
  • Is a long-term issue, or is recurring
  • Is worsened by physical or mental exercise
  • Has reduced your ability to complete tasks you used to be capable of

A CFS diagnosis can take longer than expected, as many other conditions must be ruled out first. A specialist may need to be involved because of the particular nature of the illness. Once your diagnosis has been confirmed by a medical expert, you will be instructed about ways to alleviate your symptoms.

If you believe you are suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome because of medical negligence, a road traffic accident, or unsafe work conditions, you may be entitled to start a CFS compensation claim. Contact Brian Barr Solicitors today for legal advice about your case with a specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome solicitor.

Success Stories from Brian Barr Solicitors

Read more about how we support client throughout the UK to claim compensation for their injuries or chronic pain conditions. Brian Barr Solicitors consistently achieves great results and high compensation amounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is still unknown, some triggers have been identified. Some people may be born with a predisposition to CFS, while other factors that may represent risk of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome include:

  • Viral infections, particularly the Epstein-Barr virus and human herpes virus.
  • Immune system deficiencies are common with CFS sufferers, but a link has not been proven
  • Hormonal imbalances may play a role in some cases
  • Trauma, either physical or emotional


CFS also appears to affect women and middle-aged people more than other demographic groups, but it is thought that these groups more often report symptoms and seek medical advice.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a complex and often misunderstood medical condition. The main symptoms include:

  • Unexplained extreme fatigue lasting over 6 months
  • Worsening fatigue when engaging physical or mental activity
  • Energy not being replenished with rest, and sleep disorders

While these are the most characteristic elements of CFS, other symptoms may arise at varying degrees of severity in some patients. These may include:

  • Memory and concentration issues
  • Sore throat
  • Frequent headaches
  • Muscle or joint aches
  • Dizziness

CFS can be a complicated condition to diagnose, or even for patients to recognise. It is always advisable to see a doctor if you’re suffering from persistent fatigue.

Unfortunately, while many authorities have defined CFS as not always being a lifelong condition, treatment options can only alleviate symptoms and not cure the syndrome itself. Many medication options exist to improve the symptoms associated with:

  • Depression, as this is experienced by many CFS sufferers. Being able to treat your depression can help you live with CFS more easily.
  • Orthostatic intolerance can make standing difficult, with extreme dizziness, headaches and nausea. Medication to regulate blood pressure can help.
  • Pain medication

Other symptoms can be contained with exercise where possible, therapy and counselling, and addressing sleep problems in many ways.

Moving to Brian Barr Solicitors is easy and hassle free. Are your current solicitors a specialist firm whose expertise is chronic fatigue negligence litigation? If not then your claim could be misunderstood and undervalued.

In any accident or insurance claim, transferring your claim from your current solicitor to Brian Barr’s expert CFS Solicitors is easy and hassle-free. You are under no obligation to stay with your current solicitor and are entitled to switch your solicitors for whatever reason you wish.

If you are unhappy with their service or feel that you are not going to get the compensation that you deserve, you can consider a different law firm to support your chronic fatigue syndrome claim.

What Our Clients Say...

Get In Touch

To start your claim, simply complete the form below and we will be
in touch shortly.