Illnesses and Injuries

Injury at work might be something you associate with factories or building sites, but avoidable accidents can happen anywhere. Different kinds of work may pose different risks to health. This section of workSMART covers some of the possible work-related illnesses and injuries, such as repetitive strain injury (RSI) or hearing damage; some of the health risks which may be present in your workplace, such as radiation or cigarette smoke; and some of the different ways that work can affect women's and men's health.

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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