My brother is Irish (thus EU citizen) he moved to Nice, France earlier this year to work in a bar restaurant. He finished work at 530am, street cleaners were out (Nice City power wash/clean many streets). Slippy cobblestones led to a slip and he broke his leg and ankle (twice in tibia, twice in fibia?).
His alcohol level was tested and not considered a contributing factor to the accident (the doctors said his alcohol count measured below the drink driving limit).
There were witnesses to his fall.
He has been told his work health insurance will cover the medical bills and salary for up to three months. He will spend about a month in a wheelchair before (hopefully) moving to crutches for a couple of months.
He is uncomfortable/unwilling to seek recourse in the courts. I'm suggesting otherwise. Is it worth exploring or would French law just deem it bad luck?