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Diseases with multiple known causes, occupational injuries, and medical assessment: IIAC report

The third in a series of reports intended to clarify and simplify the decisions made in diagnosis and assessment of disability from occupational disease and injury.

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Diseases with multiple known causes, occupational injuries, and medical assessment

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The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) recently completed its consideration of the assessment of disability in claimants of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB). It has provided additional guidance to medical assessors where interpretations of regulations have in the past been inconsistent. This will allow a reduction in the number of appeals in certain cases of occupational disease and injury.

This report outlines the council’s final advice in a series of papers to clarify and simplify the decisions made in the diagnosis and assessment of disability from occupational disease and injury.

Published 19 June 2018