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7.1.6 Notices in cases of diseases of long latency
Some employees suffer from diseases of long latency such that it is not obvious that an 'injury' has occurred until the symptoms manifest themselves some considerable time after discharge (e.g. mesothelioma from asbestos exposure). In such cases, receipt of the claim for compensation itself may be taken to be a 'notice' under the relevant Act, providing it is submitted 'as soon as practicable' after the claimant became aware of the diagnosis.