What is the definition of occupational disease?
The law does not give a strict definition of an occupational disease, as is the case, for example, for an accident at work or for a commuting accident. It’s about a disease that comes on gradually because of the conditions of performance of the employee’s work.
In the case of an occupational disease, it is up to you to demonstrate that you have been exposed to a risk in the context of your profession and to have the disease certified by a doctor.
What conditions are recognized as occupational diseases?
Illnesses listed on the Social Security table
Social Security has listed illnesses associated with specific occupations. The list of these illnesses is available on the INRS (National Institute for Research and Safety) website. your illness will automatically be considered work-related.
Illnesses not listed on the Social Security table
When the illness is not on the list of occupational illnesses, you must present your case to a committee who will review your case.
A Regional Committee for the Recognition of Occupational Diseases (CRRMP) will look into your case.
What procedure to have an occupational disease recognized?
You must provide proof that you have been exposed to the risks factors of your disease. If it is listed in the table and you exercise a profession associated with the pathology, if you demonstrate the time spent in this position, the disease will be presumed to be of professional origin.
In other cases, it is up to you to prove exposure to the risk factors triggering the disease.
It is the Social Security or the MSA for the agricultural professions that compensates you. When you have occupational disease recognition, you are given a paper to present to all health professionals.
Professionals at your service:
- Health insurance fund
- Regional industrial tribunal
- Jural advisor