Exposure To Mold In The Workplace

Aug 22, 2014 | WC & Other Laws

Many types of mold are hidden behind paint or walls. They can be inhaled even if they are covered. Mold is simply a member of the fungus family that grows spores. These spores can produce toxins that can cause health and breathing problems. Symptoms may not be clear and may not start immediately. Some symptoms will arise after prolonged exposure to the mold.

Some of the symptoms associated with mold exposure include:

• Difficulty breathing

• Allergy like symptoms

• Frequent headaches

• Flu-like symptoms that are not subsiding

• Lethargy or lack of energy

• Persistent cough


It is important to discuss possible mold exposure with your doctor. Testing can be done to rule out mold exposure or determine the type and severity of exposure you’ve experienced. Determining where the mold exposure took place is the next item on the list which will be followed by proper treatment.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has an excellent website on mold in workplace buildings.  http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/indoorenv/mold.html  The recommend that you immediately report your concerns to your supervisor.  Our experience, representing workers with problems associated from mold, chemical and airborne contaminant exposure is to find other co-workers who are experiencing the same problems.  This will reduce the likliehood that the employer will deny the claim.

These kind of occupational disease claims can be difficult, expensive, and hard fought.  You need an experienced attorney to help you.  Click here or call us at 303-780-7329 to contact us today to see how we can help you get your claim approved.