In our continuing efforts to make the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) both more accessible and understandable, we’ve created a series of short videos in which Hugh Stephens, Esq. explains the Act, along with the various finer points that claimants need to take into consideration in order to be successfully compensated under the Act. Hugh is an environmental attorney who practices environmental litigation.
In an effort to make the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
(EEOICPA) more understandable, Hugh explains Part B of the Act and how it applies to both Department of Energy (DOE) and Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) facilities. Once a dose reconstruction is performed and a probability of causation is found to be 50 percent or greater, a claim can move forward.
The main issue of concern is whether or not radiation caused a worker’s cancer. He discusses how the different cancers that a worker might have as a result of exposure to radiation at these sites are viewed under the EEOICPA. One cancer may be considered a primary cancer, another as a secondary cancer because it is metastatic, or a continuation of the primary cancer.
If you are a former worker at one of the listed facilities and suffer from cancer due to radiation exposure on the job, we can guide you in taking the right steps towards filing a claim.
You can watch this video and the rest of the series on YouTube.