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.
To make the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act (EEOICPA) more accessible, Hugh talks about the 22 specific cancers that may have been caused by a worker’s exposure to radiation and toxic substances during the atomic bomb making process and therefore, are covered under the Act. He also discusses the Act’s distinction between primary and secondary cancers and the reasons why certain cancers may or may not be compensated for under the Act. For example, lung, bone, and kidney cancers do not need to be primary cancers to be considered under the Special Exposure Cohort Process.
If you or a family member suffer(ed) from one of the 22 specific cancers due to radiation exposure during the atomic bomb making process, we can guide you in seeking the compensation you deserve.
You can watch this video and the rest of the series on YouTube.