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Are there jobs she can actually do?
Hi there, the first thing to note is that she cannot be forced to work. She may be told that she should work and also miss out on certain benefits if she does not work but that is not the same as forcing her to work. In the end she still has a choice on whether to take up any employment.
If she does get injured or injures someone else, whether she can sue the Government for compensation will very much depend on what happened. It is not as simple as saying that is an injury occurs, they would be responsible for it. It must be shown that they were negligent to start with, that their actions fell below the standard of a reasonable organisation in their position. Would a reasonable organisation required her to work in these conditions, taking into account her health? After that, any injuries must have been reasonably foreseeable. So if something happens which would be considered reasonably foreseeable for someone with her condition then it could qualify. They must also take measures to try and reduce any risks that may occur. So if they send her to a job where it is clear that injuries could occur but they take no steps to try and reduce any of the potential risks, that could be negligent.
So yes, it is possible to potentially hold them responsible but until something happens it is very difficult to say if it would qualify. If the unfortunate thing happens and an injury occurs, you should consult a personal injury lawyer straight away to see if there is any liability.
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