Congress passed the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), in 2001 to provide compensation to workers and their survivors who have developed certain illnesses as a result of exposure to radioactive and toxic substances while employed by the Department of Energy or one of its contractors or subcontractors in the nuclear weapons industry.


The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) in order to provide compensation to individuals who developed certain cancers and other diseases following employment in the uranium industry or following exposure to radiation released during atmospheric nuclear tests. The defined lump-sum compensation classes are Uranium Industry Workers ($100,000), Onsite Participants ($75,000), and Downwinders ($50,000).


The Radiation-Exposed Veterans Compensation Act (REVCA) was enacted to provide disability compensation to American veterans who developed certain cancers following exposure during service to ionizing radiation generated by the detonation of atomic explosives during World War II and the subsequent occupation of Japan.


The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) was enacted for the purpose of providing federal workers’ compensation to maritime employees who are injured or contract an occupational illness while employed on or adjacent to the navigable waterways of the United States. In the event that the covered employee has died as a result of his or her injury or occupational illness, the LHWCA also provides survivor benefits to dependents.


The Federal Workers’ Compensation Program was established to provide reimbursement to eligible civilian federal employees for medical expenses and lost wages for accidental injuries and diseases sustained while in the performance of duty. The Program is administered by the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Workers Compensation Programs and compensation is paid from the Federal Employees’ Compensation Fund.

Stephens & Stephens

With over 40 years of combined litigation experience, the EEOICPA attorneys at Stephens & Stephens, LLP has obtained over $50 million through RECA and EEOICPA for our clients. In addition, we have represented some of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers, Fortune 500 corporations, and local businesses throughout Western and Upstate New York. We work together with engineers, chemists, toxicologists, and hydrogeologists to bring each of our clients an individualized team of creative analysts that consistently delivers a superior work product.

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Stephens & Stephens are specialists in representing individuals and the families of those who were previously victims of radiation exposure. If you believe that you are eligible for an EEOICPA or RECA claim, please fill out our free claim evaluation or call us directly at 1-800-548-4494.