Fibromyalgia Compensation – Brian Barr

Fibromyalgia Compensation Claims

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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.

If you think you can prove negligence for your Fybromyalgia you may be entitled to compensation.

What is Fibromyalgia?

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

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.

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How We Can Help with Your Fibromyalgia Compensation Claim

If your fibromyalgia was triggered or made worse by an accident or trauma, then you may be entitled to fibromyalgia compensation. Additionally, if you have already claimed for fibromyalgia compensation, but your previous solicitor advised you to settle for too little, then we may be able to help.

We are Experienced in Fibromyalgia Compensation Claims

As leading solicitors for fibromyalgia cases in England and Wales, Brian Barr Solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve. We have collectively secured fibromyalgia compensation payouts of over £20 million for victims in the past. So if you’re looking for a fibromyalgia lawyer to represent you, then get in touch today to see how Brian Barr Solicitors can help you.

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As experienced Fybromyalgia solicitors we will go out of our way to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

We can also provide access to medical experts, rehabilitation services and therapies to ensure you have all the aids, equipment and assistance to help you to recover.

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