Occupational Disease v. Traumatic Injury

Although Congress has not explicitly defined occupational disease for LHWCA purposes, “[t]he generally accepted definition of an occupational disease is “any disease arising out of exposure to harmful conditions of the employment, when those conditions are present in a peculiar or increased degree by comparison with employment generally.

Traditionally, these hazardous conditions have been of an external, environmental nature such as asbestos, coal dust, or radiation.

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