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Fibromyalgia Lawyers Answer Questions About Claiming Compensation

Brian Barr is a legal practise, specialising in chronic pain conditions, with a roster of specialist fibromyalgia lawyers. Our team provides advice to sufferers to help them understand their legal right surrounding their situation.


If you’re pursuing legal action for a complex critical illness, such as fibromyalgia, it’s best to retain representation from a fibromyalgia lawyer that’s experienced in these specialist personal injury or health insurance cases, as we have mentioned in a previous blog post. These conditions are so complex and misunderstood by the general public, including the medical community. Therefore, the legalities surrounding these claims can be ambiguous in some respects. In Brian Barr’s 30 years of combined experience acting as fibromyalgia lawyers, we’ve found the more in-tune a lawyer is to their client’s illnesses, and how it is specifically debilitating to their physical and mental state, the better we are able to argue the unique difficulty brought on by their condition. The specialist fibromyalgia lawyers at Brian Barr take a forthcoming approach and genuine interest in their client’s condition, enabling them to fully understand their clients cases and provide proficient representation.

Brian Barr, the Managing Director at the law firm, has been a solicitor for over 35 years and specialises in high value, complex accident and clinical negligence claims. He’s a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and regularly contributes an ‘Ask Brian’ column in The Fibromyalgia Magazine. The print and digital magazine provides an independent overview for Britain’s fibromyalgia community and contributes to support groups across the UK. As a legal firm, with a roster of expert fibromyalgia lawyers, we often receive inquiries from sufferers and are always happy to have a discussion. Here are some snippets of advice we’ve recently provided:

  • Graham, an Oncology Engineer with the NHS, is off work following a series of viral illnesses, polymyalgia rheumatica and fibromyalgia. He is asking what kind of support is available. To find out more, click here.
  • Phyllis, a 40 year old Medical Secretary, developed fibromyalgia as a result of an accident. She’s asking what to expect from a fibromyalgia compensation claim. To find out more, click here.
  • Kate was badly bullied by a former colleague, left her employment, and developed anxiety, depression and fibromyalgia. Can she launch a claim against her employer? See what Brian Barr advises here.
  • Sybil submitted a question regarding the three year time limit for bringing forward fibromyalgia claims. She believes her fibromyalgia was triggered from a surgical procedure five years ago, however, she was only diagnosed with fibromyalgia 18 months ago, so is she still eligible to make a claim? To find out more, click here.
  • Edgar reached out to ask if we knew of any recent examples of people obtaining substantial damages for developing fibromyalgia as a result of an accident. Here is what we recommended.

Can you relate to any of these situations? Do you have queries about the legalities surrounding your condition, or the claiming process itself? The fibromyalgia lawyers at Brian Barr Solicitors are always happy to meet with fibromyalgia or chronic pain sufferers to listen to their case and advise from a legal perspective. Don’t let financial worries deter you from seeking legal advice. Initial consultations with our expert fibromyalgia lawyers are provided completely free of charge. Afterwards, there are plenty of options to fund your compensation case, including the popular ‘no win, no fee’ agreement.

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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