I have been 'nodding' at my work PC for 12 years now and the Company have never had any kind of Health and Safety in place, nor were we ever encouraged to take breaks from our PC's. My work was
Data input and I have been doing it 'robotically'. I have now got quite bad Cervical Spondylosis in my neck, confirmed by an MRI, I also have nerve compression in my neck which gives me both pain and
numbness in my left arm. I also started to suffer from Vertigo quite bad recently. I brougt all this to the attention of the Human Resources Director and Facilities Manager (who incidentally joined the
Company two years ago and have made many changes to the benefit if the staff, i.e. Work Station assessments etc). I have asked to be given another job which does not involve working on a PC but
I know they will not have anything (two requests have been mae since Oct 2012). I am at the end of my tether - what shall I do next? What happens if they do offer me another position? Am I
obliged to accept it? Should I walk out now and take a chance on whether they would compensate me for loss of earnings or should I walk ouit and see an injury lawyer? I have 8 months left before I
retire. If I did see an injury lawyer I would not only hope for my loss of earnings for the next 8 months but also compensation. My neck and shoulders were only giving me grief when I am on the PC at work -
never anywhere else, not even when I am on my own PC but that too has changed because now I am getting it for no reason, i.e. Standing at the Bus stop, washing up, sitting on the sofa.