Defective working conditions may create an unsafe work environment. This in turn may lead to personal injury or death. Employers should demonstrate that they have taken all precautions necessary to prevent occupational diseases. If they cannot demonstrate this they have not complied with their duty of care and will be liable for any resultant damage or loss. That same duty of care applies towards subordinates not working under employment agreements.
Following an accident the injuries may be immediately apparent. But sometimes the damage is not apparent until later, such as the consequences of exposure to asbestos or RSI caused by computer usage. These are so-called occupational diseases, which have insidious effects.
Occupational diseases have a significant impact on the professional as well as home lives of the patients. Employees may be unable to do their work. Beer advocaten has vast experience with occupational diseases, and works with the major trade unions.