If I was exposed to mold at work and became ill, can I recover my lost wages?

I’m currently being treated.

Asked on August 23, 2013 under Personal Injury, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

If you were sickened or made ill at work, if your company has been properly paying into the Worker's Compensation system, you should be able to get Worker's Compensation--and, in that case, that would be your full compensation (when you get Worker's Compensation, you cannot also sue).Try submitting a Worker's Compensation claim.

If you are not covered by Worker's Compensation (e.g. your company was not paying in), you could sue the company; if you could prove in court that the company was negligent (or careless) in some way in causing the mold (or not eliminating it after they became, or reasonably should have become aware of it), you could recover lost wages, medical costs, and potentially some amount for pain and suffering.


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