[The teachers health damage and pension related to occupational voice disease].
ABSTRACT The current regulations allow in special cases for the acknowledgement of the occupational disease among teachers who suffer from voice disorders. The physician who acts as the adjudicator in ZUS (National Insurance System) usually consults a phoniatrician and determines the percent of the permanent or long-term health damage, which can vary between 10-40%. The aim of the paper was to analyze the evidence which is taken into consideration while determining the percent of health damage and granting the occupational disease pension. The authors present proposition in detail the rules which govern the process of health damage calculation due to advancement of voice disorders, which can be very useful to adjudicating physicians in government and commercial insurance companies.