Law Dictionary

occupational disease

noun oc·cu·pa·tion·al disease \ ˌä-kyə-ˈpā-shə-nəl- \

legal Definition of occupational disease

: an ailment that results from the characteristic conditions or functions of one's employment rather than from the ordinary risks to which the general public is exposed and that renders one eligible for workers' compensation — compare disability 1

Learn More about occupational disease


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up occupational disease? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!