Does Exposure to Mold Qualify for a Worker’s Comp Claim?

If you are injured on the job or if your workplace conditions are unhealthy and cause you to get sick, your employer has a responsibility to provide care for you. Some employers are great, but most will make it difficult for you to get all the care, support and benefits you are entitled to. That’s where a skilled workers’ compensation attorney like Nick Panebianco comes in. 

You are entitled to work in a safe, clean and healthy environment. If your employer fails to maintain those standards in your workplace and your health suffers as a result of it, you can definitely file a worker’s compensation claim. 

Worker’s comp is a form of insurance. And just as you pay premiums to your health insurance company so that you will have access to medical care, your employer pays workers compensation insurance premiums, so that when an employee files a claim the necessary healthcare will be provided.  

Mold Exposure

As the CDC says, “Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects, or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin. Some people, such as those with allergies to molds or with asthma, may have more intense reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath.”

Mr. Panebianco’s workers compensation law firm is in Fort Lauderdale. If you live and work in South Florida, too, you know that the area is often blanketed in high levels of humidity. Mold is very common – especially in the presence of that kind of humidity. The mere presence of mold, however, does not mean that it is time to call a worker’s comp attorney.

If you are not sure if your health problems are caused by the presence of mold in your workplace, contact Fort Lauderdale worker’s comp lawyer Nick Panebianco for a free case review.