Work Illnesses

This section takes you through some of the most common illnesses and injuries associated with work, such as RSI (repetitive strain injury), back strain and voice damage. Read on for tips on how to prevent and deal with problems early on, and information on what your employer needs to do to help protect you.

Further Information

The TUC has more information on a range of work-related illnesses in the health and safety section of its main website.

The Hazards magazine website has resources on work-related illness and injury.

You can also find more information and resources on the Health and Safety Executive website.

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.