Liability of the employer in employees' professional diseases: Court cases

Alfredo Sierra Herrero, Marcelo Nasser Olea

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Abstract

This paper describes the nature of professional diseases, their legal defi nition and the interpretations given by the courts in several cases. The study addressed causation, the negligence of the employer and the following liability beyond the application of the legal insurance, and describes some circumstances in which the employer cannot be blamed, such as the exclusive negligence of the victim, morbidity, time bar, and those situations in which the worker entered into the disease before is actual work, as an independent worker or being working to a former employer.

Translated title of the contributionLiability of the employer in employees' professional diseases: Court cases
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)57-76
Number of pages20
JournalRevista Chilena de Derecho
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

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