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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
APIL Guide to Occupational Illness Claims 2nd ed isbn 9781846613111

APIL Guide to Occupational Illness Claims

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ISBN13: 9780853089476
ISBN: 0853089477
New Edition ISBN: 9781846613111
Published: March 2005
Publisher: Jordan Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Claims for occupational illnesses and diseases acquired through exposure to substances, forces or environmental factors in the workplace share common problems, such as establishing causation or foreseeability, identifying when limitation periods begin and end, as well as having to deal with complicated medical or expert evidence on which the case may succeed or fail.

This new guide provides a convenient one-stop source of reference for occupational illness claims. It outlines the vast array of statutory provisions which regulate this area of law, helping you identify which laws were in force at the time of the exposure. It explains the nature of the common occupational illnesses and the problems associated with complicated expert evidence required to establish liability. Advice on valuing the claim and practical matters about pursuing the claim are also included.

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Tort Law
Part One
General Principles
General considerations
Duty and Foreseeability
Part Two
Types of Occupational Illnesses
Asbestos related illnesses
Noise related conditions
Work-Related Upper Limb Disorders
Vibration White Finger
Stress Claims
Part Three
Statutory Basis of Claim
General Statutory Framework
Regulations with Specific Application
Part Four
Practical matters
Practical matters
Evidential issues
Part Five
Valuing the Claim
General Damages
Special Damages
Pre-Action Protocol