Hi thanks for your reply. further Info:
In 2012 whilst on duty during a weekend night shift where all police resources were busy with different incidents in town, i was (arresting) restraining a violent offender, who attempted to assault me in the process, and during the struggle he caused me to fall with him, where by i sustained injuries to my neck, right shoulder, lower back (right side) and right wrist (dominant hand). i had to wait for several minutes for other officers to attend as it required a 4 man team to control the offender and place him in the cell area of P. vehicle. At end of my shift (07:00) once i got home i could not move with pains and went to Hospital being on sick leave thereafter. During the next 2 years, i received several medical procedures & treatments including 6 weeks residential physio. I have almost compleatly recovered from neck,shoulder and back injury, which only occasionally cause me sharp pains, but i am still suffering with wrist injury. Only In 2013 (after artheroscopy of wrist surgery) i was diagnosed with a total rupture of right wrist ligament that required reconstructive surgery (5hrs) using/cutting a tendon from another area of my arm, in order to regain use (strengh/mobility/flexibility) right hand. Since the incident in 2012, in total, i have been aprox 8 months in light duties and 16 months on sick leave.I am now placed on 1/2 pay and will be on NIL pay at end of August 2014. Since incident date i have been also on basic wages, unable to apply for overtime and lost opportunities of higher earnings, having to pay for certain physio equipment and travel expenses to a variety of appointments. I am also facing losing the opportunity to achieve full pension entitlement or higher (if i was to be promoted) and 28 years of wages (i have only 7 years service and am on 35 years scheme).Being on 1/2 pay will also affect my pension. I am unfit at the moment to return to work even in light duties due to constant pain on wrist, lack strengh/grip on right hand, and reduced flexibility. I am still following my Drs rehabilitation program. I have tried to return on a phsed return to work program organized between my Federation, HR, and my Force Occupational Health, where they agreed to put in place certain mesures to help me return to work. However once i was back, managers did not follow any of Occupational Health suggestions and failed to put in place all of this mesures, which after 6 weeks resulted in my injury getting aggravated and i was signed off by my GP back to sick leave. I believe that I my Occupational Health stated that my injury comes under the Equality Act, ?? but i don't know if this will aid me in any way?
I am also feeling stressed with the obvious issues around my physical recovery and frustration for Not being able to do a variety of things i used to be able to do,uncertain about my future career as i have been told i may Be Medically Discharged soon and being unemployed and disabled, and feeling anxious regarding my financial situation which is starting to spiral to dept.
In general i feel that i am suffering and being penalised when i was trying to keep people safe whilst doing my job, which is now affecting me emotionaly, physically, professionally and financially, for no fault of my own.