Occupational Disease Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Occupational Disease, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Occupational Disease?

A disease or an ailment caused due to excessive exposure of noxious fumes or substances in a working environment that are injurious to health.It includes asthma,poisoning due to use of pesticides,black lung disease among miners, lung cancer due to use of asbestos and other respiratory problems.Any employee who gets affected by disease or a disability under such condition is liable to receive compensation under the laws of workmen’s compensation or any other related provision.