occupational disease

noun

oc·​cu·​pa·​tion·​al disease
ˌä-kyə-ˈpā-shə-nəl-
: 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 sense 1

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“Occupational disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/occupational%20disease. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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