Independent report

Industrial diseases: presumption that a disease is due to the nature of employment: IIAC report

This report reviews the rule that presumes an industrial disease was caused by the claimant's nature of employment.

Documents

Print version: Presumption that a disease is due to the nature of employment: coverage and time rules

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Welsh: Rhagdybiaeth bod clefyd o ganlyniad i natur y gyflogaeth: sylw a rheolau amser

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The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) has reviewed the rule that allows decision makers of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) claims to presume an industrial disease was caused by the claimant’s nature of employment.

Currently the rule does not apply to all industrial diseases and some diseases have different time limits for the rule.

IIAC has recommended changing the rule. The recommendations are published in this report.

We published Presumption that a disease is due to the nature of employment: the role of rebuttal in claims assessment on 5 March 2015.

Published 12 June 2014