Middletown, NY asked in Workers' Compensation for New York

Q: If there is mold in office at work and they know about it and have not corrected it yet and I keep getting sick.

Do I report it to workmans comp

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Tracy A. Brune
Tracy A. Brune
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Licensed in New York

A: Under workers' compensation, you do have the right to pursue a claim for any problems you are experiencing due to mold at work. Your claim would entitle you to medical care and compensation for any lost time or reduced earnings. However, the law judge would not have the power to order your employer to fix the problem, at least under NY workers' compensation law. If you are forced to quit because you can't tolerate the office, you would be entitled to compensation. However, the first step would be to file a claim. You should consult with an attorney who specializes in NYS workers' compensation.

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