- An illness that results from long-term employment in a particular industry or type of work, such as cancer among asbestos installers or repetitive strain injury among data entry operatives. If the likelihood of suffering from such an ailment is significantly higher than the average in the population, a former employee may receive benefits from Social Security or workers' compensation.
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