Q: I have an illness I believe was caused by dust at my workplace.
I told HR about illness. They said they would clean the dust and call their Dr and ask him if I needed an appointment. I told HR I wanted vacation because I felt so sick from the dust. HR never filled out an accident report, or sent me to Dr. I feel sick and want to visit my doctor. What should I do.
A: You are asking for legal advice, and that is not something you will get on forum like this. We can only provide general legal information here. Legal advice is something specific to you case, given by an attorney who represents you.
Certainly, an exposure like this can be a work injury. However, a doctor would have to determine whether you have a condition caused by your exposure at work, and whether you condition makes you disabled. I would urge you to meet with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board, and get direction specific to you case.
Alexander Palutis agrees with this answer
A: You didn't say what their dr. said. You reported the issue which is a start. I would suggest that you speak with a workers compensation attorney who is a member of the Pennsylvania Assn for Justice and focuses on workers compensation, they give free compensation.. If you let me know what part of the state you are in I can better direct you.
You can go to your own doctor but comp will not pay for it until after 90 days from the date you reported it.
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