Occupational diseases are physical or psychological symptoms that arise during work. Sometimes it takes a while to determine that you suffer from an occupational disease, for example with asbestos diseases or RSI from using a computer. Poor working conditions can also cause occupational diseases. Employers are under a duty of care to prevent occupational diseases. If they cannot demonstrate that they have taken every precaution to prevent occupational diseases, they likely did not comply with their duty of care and are liable for the resulting loss. Working conditions can cause physical symptoms but psychological problems as well. Beer advocaten frequently represents (former) police officers, war veterans and firefighters who in their work were exposed to devastating incidents, develop post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and are no longer fit for work.