Fairburn, GA asked in Personal Injury for Georgia

Q: Early this year I noticed mold and what appeared to be black mold in my office at work. Reported it. Nothing done.

Early this year I noticed mold and what appeared to be black mold in my office at work. Prior to that and after that I've had tons of respiratory problems including coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, headache etc. In June, I reported the mold to my director both in my office and the storage room next to my office because it was literally growing on the walls. He ignored the situation and did nothing to look into it. I told him about it in front of my assistant director to have a witness present. Fast forward months later to October, one day I had to leave work because I had a migraine so bad and felt generally unwell. I then told our VP I had to leave early. and our community relations director I think the mold was getting even more severe and causing my problems. When the CRD reported I left due to mold, the VP had my boss actually do something. When my ED let me know they were coming to cut the mold out, i told him that ive been having alot of issues prior so I'm glad they

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Based on your description, this looks like it arose in the course of your employment. One option is to see if you could arrange a free initial consult with a Georgia workers' comp attorney. It's possible there could be additional third-party causes of action related to the mold, but an experienced WC attorney should be able to identify those for you if they are applicable. Good luck

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