INFOLAWYER : Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.
INFOLAWYER : You have a few options
INFOLAWYER : You may lodge a complaint with the state labor department
INFOLAWYER : the agency can review and press for recovery, but the process can take a few months
INFOLAWYER : Another alternative is a more direct one - civil court action
INFOLAWYER : You may also pursue costs, interest and legal fees
INFOLAWYER : if others affected, may even be pursued as a class claim.
INFOLAWYER : In the latter option having a plaintiff lawyer pursue it for you on commission would be prudent
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Customer: What about the hazardous work environment of the constant exposure to raccoon feces?
Customer: And cigar smoke?
INFOLAWYER : You may add that to the complaint on both avenues and this can increase your damage award
INFOLAWYER : especially where you incurred injury
INFOLAWYER : it would help if you have support through medical records of complaints about health in connection with such exposure
INFOLAWYER : But it would be a point to add to the complaints
INFOLAWYER : The labor board may also impose shut down order and rehabilitation procedures
INFOLAWYER : but from a personal recovery perspective, a court would look to extent of injury
INFOLAWYER : or loss
INFOLAWYER : Let me know if I can clarify anything
Customer: I have gone to the dr. Maybe 5 times for sinus infections and respitory problems over the year or so I have worked here, will those be "support documents" should I go to the dr and tell him my other symptoms?
INFOLAWYER : Yes
INFOLAWYER : that is good evidence
INFOLAWYER : and the complaint would cite to that facr
INFOLAWYER : as the case develops you would get more records showing you have injury
INFOLAWYER : but you have more than an inconvenience, you have injury which is documented!
INFOLAWYER : I would suggest pursuing recovery using a personal injury/employment lawyer locally
INFOLAWYER : working on commission
INFOLAWYER : typically 1/3 of the recovery
INFOLAWYER : attempting settlement first, litigation second.
INFOLAWYER : martindale.com and findlaw.com are good resources
Customer: Thank you. Do you have such contacts in the Toledo Ohio area?
INFOLAWYER : I wish you a full recovery and a nice outcome
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Customer: Thank you sir for your time. That will help me decide.
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