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I'm struggling to work, even after work adjustments, due to pain. What should I do?

Littlewinker Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2021 in Work and employment
I've got arthritis in my back neck and shoulders, and I am struggling in work, even after work adjustments. I feel I can't physically cope because of pain. What should I do?


  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community 
    I would suggest you speak to your hr department to see what options are available 

    You could consider medical dismissal or possibly ill health retirement if in pension scheme if you have had adjustments made and nothing else can be done to keep you working 

    If you are in a union they may be able to help 

    If you want anything explaining just ask 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,143 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Littlewinker - welcome to the community, & thank you for joining. Would it be possible to reduce your hours? Also have you discussed the pain you have with your GP to see if they can help? Kindly let us know how you get on. :)
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,506 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Littlewinker :) Just to let you know, I've moved your post into our employment category and renamed it slightly so that other members can find it more easily. 

    I'd second the suggestions above, in that it'd be worth speaking to both your employer and your GP to see what more can be done. Would you feel comfortable speaking to your employer about this?
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