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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 to find out more.

Fibromyalgia is a pain syndrome of chronic widespread musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. The pain is thought to be caused by abnormalities in the pain pathways in the central nervous system. Other symptoms are believed to be caused by sleep abnormalities.

Fibromyalgia specifically means pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons, generally all the softer, more fibrous tissues in the body. There is a sense, according to most patients, of ‘aching all over’, with the related symptoms of a chronic case of flu. Muscles often feel as if they have been pulled or worked too hard and there are instances where muscles may twitch or feel like they’re burning. Cognitive abilities can also be affected with many patients reporting having ‘brain-fog’, where they find functions such as concentration and memory to be impaired.

If you’ would like more information about making a Fibromyalgia claim for compensation, get in touch today to see how Brian Barr Solicitors can help you.

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Can Fibromyalgia be caused by trauma?

Fibromyalgia can affect people of all ages and backgrounds, but it is seven times more likely to be diagnosed in women than men. The condition tends to develop between the ages of 30 and 50, however, it is not uncommon for it to occur in people of all ages, from the very young to elderly.

It’s not clear what causes fibromyalgia although it may be caused – or exacerbated by – physical traumas, such as car accidents and falls, often due to no fault of the patient. It can also start after a stressful event, like the death of a loved one.

Possible triggers for the condition include:

  • An injury caused by an accident.
  • A viral infection.
  • Traumatic life events, such as abuse or being deployed to war.

Many people suffering from fibromyalgia date their condition back to a traumatic event. It does not need to be associated to a trauma to the spine, and many experts link fibromyalgia symptoms to injury that affects the head and neck, and claim that traumatic triggers of fibromyalgia can be much more widespread.

Although experts are increasingly aware of the correlation between trauma and fibromyalgia, many doctors are not. It is possible for a car accident to cause fibromyalgia although the condition can be misdiagnosed as whiplash. If you’re looking to make a claim about fibromyalgia that was caused by an accident through no fault of your own, the general rule is that you must claim within three years of knowledge of the negligence which caused your symptoms. There are of course exceptions to this rule however the sooner you act and seek specialist help, the better.

Can I Claim Compensation for Fibromyalgia?

If your fibromyalgia symptoms were caused, or were made worse as a result of another person’s negligence, then you may be eligible for a fibromyalgia compensation claim. Whether you were involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, had an accident at work, or had a slip/trip, you may be able to claim compensation for your losses.

In order to claim, you will need to be able to demonstrate that the negligence was the cause of your fibromyalgia symptoms. Additionally, the value of your claim will depend entirely on the severity of your symptoms and the effect it has had on your ability to work.

Medical experts will be instructed to assess your symptoms and provide their opinion on the effect your accident has had on your quality of life, and how that is likely to change in the future. If you’re 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, however, there are exceptions to this rule.

What is the Average Settlement for Fibromyalgia Claims?

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 aspects 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. For example, if they were never able to return to work and required a high level of care, then they could expect to receive a large compensation payout.

However, someone who is close to retirement in a lower-paying job were to claim, 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.

Looking For A Fibromyalgia Lawyer To Represent You?

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

Steven Akerman

Steven Akerman

Personal Injury Solicitor & Director, Brian Barr

Alex Cohen

Alex Cohen

Personal Injury Solicitor & Director, Brian Barr

Philip Cohen

Philip Cohen

Director, Brian Barr

Why use a specialist Fibromyalgia Lawyer?

As an expert fibromyalgia lawyer firm, we’re fully up to speed with the ins and outs of these intricate legal proceedings and confidently organise settlements and lead litigation. With over 40 years combined experience of successfully handling cases within the realm of chronic pain, the specialist lawyers at Brian Barr are able to seamlessly pinpoint, in the legal sense, how someone’s condition was initiated and has caused distress.

Because there is so much variance of fibromyalgia symptoms, and also because the symptoms of fibromyalgia are very similar to several other conditions, adequate legal representation is of utmost importance for fibromyalgia sufferers seeking compensation. A specialist fibromyalgia lawyer is recommended due to the complexity of the debilitating chronic pain disorder and the legalities involved.

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Why choose Brian Barr's Fibromyalgia Claim Solicitors?

Brian Barr Solicitors are the UK’s leading fibromyalgia lawyers.

The specialist legal team at Brian Barr encompasses qualified fibromyalgia lawyers that understand the complexities of chronic pain conditions – that is because we deal exclusively with people suffering from chronic pain. We are renowned for developing positive working relationships with sufferers – this approach enables the fibromyalgia lawyers at Brian Barr to fully grasp their client’s situation, so their case is best represented in court.

We are dedicated to building strong relationships with our clients and we work hard to ensure our clients receive the compensation they deserve. We have over 20 years of experience in personal injury, which has enabled us to develop a dedicated team who are passionate about helping our clients in a caring, understanding and professional manner.

At Brian Barr Solicitors we will offer you peace of mind throughout the whole process. Funding your case may well be very straightforward through your existing legal expenses cover or our ‘no win, no fee’ scheme.

We also have access to leading medical specialists and experts whose understanding of disability, chronic pain and serious injury is second to none. We are knowledgeable in the compensation schemes in England and Wales for personal injury and insurance claims. In addition, our roster of exceptional fibromyalgia lawyers are renowned for identifying and pursuing alternative approaches to work around restrictions, such as the statute of limitation for launching a claim, to ultimately ensure victims receive the full compensation they deserve.

We regularly have cases transferred to us because of our specialist knowledge of fibromyalgia, CRPS and chronic pain, so please get in touch and let us help you get the ball rolling and the outcome you require to provide the best quality of life possible.

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