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Toxic exposure to mold can lead to numerous health issues

It is not uncommon for toxic substances to be encountered while on the job. Toxic mold, for example, can be found in the walls of one's place of employment, at construction sites or various other places at which one may may find him or herself working. The toxic exposure to mold and other harmful substances is known to have many adverse effects on one's health. Those in North Carolina who have or are currently experiencing health issues due to toxic exposure in the workplace may utilize workers' compensation benefits in order to seek medical help and to cover any wages that would otherwise be lost during treatment and recovery.

Toxic mold can be present for extended periods of time without being detected until something within a building is in need of repair. This means that employees may be exposed to it for long periods of time and experience related health problems without even knowing the underlying cause. Others may find that they are frequently exposed to this and other toxic substances simply due to the nature of their jobs. While these individuals are supposed to have safety gear in order to protect themselves, the frequent exposure and potential for safety gear failure can also result to unexplained illnesses.

There are many illnesses associated with the exposure to toxic substances that are often overlooked or passed off as something unrelated. These include respiratory problems, flu-like symptoms, headaches and skin irritations -- to name a few. Those most at risk for mold exposure illnesses are:

  • Those frequently exposed
  • People with allergies
  • People with other underlying health conditions

Toxic exposure to mold and other harmful substances while working can not only affect one's professional life, but can take a drastic toll on one's personal life as well. This can be financially, physically and emotionally devastating. Those in North Carolina who are able to prove that toxic exposure in the workplace resulted in their health problems may be entitled to utilize workers' compensation benefits in order to help seek treatment. With the assistance of an experienced attorney, one may be able to achieve fair and full compensation for any resulting losses and even seek further damages by filing third-party claims against those believed responsible, when appropriate.

Source: FindLaw, "Mold Associated Illnesses", Accessed on Sept. 22, 2016

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