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Have you approached the employer over this?
The employer may indeed be breaking the law here by asking you to work more than an average of 8 hours during the night and for not offering you a health assessment. Whilst you cannot easily make a claim simply to get compensation, you can report them to the Health & Safety Executive, who deals with such issues, and they can investigate and penalise the employer.
If you wanted to make a claim you would have to show that you have suffered a personal injury as a result of their actions. You would really need to involve specialist personal injury lawyers to do this and there are risks in making such a claim. Still, many such lawyers can offer you a free initial consultation and can potentially take on your case on a no win no fee basis.
The other option for you is to eventually leave if the employer has not resolved things. If you are forced to leave, you can then claim constructive dismissal and pursue them for loss of earnings resulting from you having to leave your job.
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