Q: How do I know whether or not Sick Building Syndrome is to blame?

Q: I haven’t been feeling well and some of my co-workers have the same symptoms, even those I don’t directly work with. How do I know whether or not Sick Building Syndrome is to blame?

A: If you haven’t been feeling well and your co-workers are experiencing the same symptoms, then you may be dealing with Sick Building Syndrome. When you experience an illness caused by your workplace, you may need to seek legal counsel from an environmental claims attorney.

Sick Building Syndrome is a term that describes occupants of a building who experience some of the same medical symptoms. It is often the result of a condition in the building; however, the origin of the problem is not always detected.

In some cases it could be a life-threatening condition such as toxic mold. What makes it most dangerous is the fact that it can be difficult to detect. Finding the source of a problem in a building may require hiring a professional who can test the air and surfaces within the building.

One of the key indicators of Sick Building Syndrome is if you and your co-workers feel better once you have left the premises. However, there are other symptoms that also result from Sick Building Syndrome.

Some of the symptoms that may be experienced by those with Sick Building Syndrome include:

• tremors;
• itchy/watery eyes and/or nose;
• shortness of breath;
• burning in throat;
• nosebleeds;
• chronic fatigue;
• nausea;
• dizziness;
• difficulty concentrating;
• imbalance;
• dry, itchy skin;
• cough;
• headaches; and
• heart palpitations.

These are just some of the symptoms that may indicate Sick Building Syndrome. If you believe that you have been exposed to a toxin, chemical or other dangerous condition within the building you work, you should contact an environmental claims attorney to discuss your case.

Contacting an Environmental Claims Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of an environmental accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with an environmental claims attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing an environmental accident claim is right for you.

At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of environmental accident attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your environmental accident claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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