I am on a working arrangement where I work 4 days a week 37 hours total and 9 and a half hours a day. I work from home Tuesdays and Wednesdays and I am expected to be in work Thursdays and Fridays. I was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome this year April and so requested for a copy of my equipment to use at work at home as well. This was requested 3 months ago and still has not arrived. I was working over 9 hours just using my work laptop when Occupational Health specified I needed special equipment and a full office set up of key road dual screens and foot rest etc. None of this still has arrived and one month ago I was working from home and I pulled something in my back. This has caused me to be off sick for a month now and my sick leave finishes in a few days and I will go back to my doctor for light duties sick note. I have however due to feeling pressures from my manager started working from home last week and doing what I can everyday to help out. The back injury still pains and I cannot work longer than 2 hours at a time as I am in pain. Can I claim for a work injury? My equipment has not come still!

Ian Morris

You could well have two valid claims against your employer and we would like to further investigate both matters for you on a No Win No Fee basis.

Firstly, you could make a claim for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome compensation. CTS is a repetitive strain injury and you do have the right to make a claim for compensation against your employer.
Secondly, we can look in to the nature of your back injury and could make a claim for compensation on that issue also. Of course, we need to better understand your injury and how it happened, but given the apparent lackadaisical approach that your employer has taken to acting on the recommendations of the occupational health, there is every prospect that they will face difficulty in defending a claim should you make one.