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 sense 1

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“Occupational disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/occupational%20disease. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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