Pharr, TX asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: Our office was closed due to mold but we were told it was for maintenance. Should they have told us the truth?

I have asthma and we were never told the truth about the mold. A few years ago we had a sewer problem, and another employee took pictures of the mold. I feel we should have been informed as this can affect people’s health.

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD

A: Your employer should have advised all employees if there was exposure to a toxic amount of mold. Whether or not this amounts to a valid workers compensation claim would depend on particular state law and usually there is a requirement that the exposed individual be injured by the exposure.

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