Yes. It might be necessary to go back over your work history to identify a work-related cause of ill health. For example, noise-related deafness may have started in an earlier job. Be prepared to offer this information to your GP. If your doctor does not ask these kinds of questions, and you believe them to be relevant, you need to say so at the time.
Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.
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