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Could your work building be making you ill?

Did you know that many experts believe that certain working environments could lead to illness? For years now, experts have known that working in something like a coal mine without the right protective equipment can lead to black lung, but becoming ill because of your workplace might be more common than many people realize.

We're not talking about feeling tired or sick because you're under a bit more stress this week or feeling sick of the type of work you're doing. That happens, and sadly, it's not usually something you can make a claim for. However, if your building or the air in it is making you ill enough to seek medical treatment or miss work, you might be able to file a workers' comp claim for compensation of those losses.

Sick building syndrome is an illness that isn't yet fully defined. It comes with a variety of symptoms that could seem like general health concerns. Symptoms associated with the syndrome can include headaches, nausea, respiratory issues, fatigue and feeling itchy. If you are experiencing these symptoms and your medical provider has no other explanation, then you might have this syndrome.

Some people believe this syndrome comes from fumes or environmental factors in buildings. Chemical build up or lead paint could be factors, but experts still aren't sure what causes the issue. Because of this lack of concrete knowledge and data, it can be very difficult to prove you have a work-related illness.

Sick building syndrome is different from illnesses that have known environmental causes, such as lung cancer. If you believe you have any illness related to your workplace, consider talking to a workers' comp lawyer about your options.

Source: MedicineNet, "Sick Building Syndrome (Environmental Illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity or MCS)," accessed Nov. 04, 2016

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