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EEOICPA & RECA Attorneys

Stephens & Stephens has obtained over $60 million through the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and the Energy Employees Occupation Illness Compensation Act for our clients

Gloria ReynoldsGloria Reynolds
04:16 30 Mar 24
Stephens & Stephens was very helpful in getting my claim processed and helping me in getting my settlement, staff was knowledgeable and professional and very kind if I call and needed to ask a question they would call me back within a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help .Continue to be blessed Gloria
Dee GodfreyDee Godfrey
18:49 12 Mar 24
I was astounded with the service I received from Mr. Hugh Stephens in regard to my husband's compensation claim. He was not only efficient, but also compassionate, and communicated clearly and frequently. Because of his outstanding efforts and expertise, I, who am now a grieving widow, am unexpectedly stabile and secure. I had little to do. He did all the heavy lifting. I'm so very grateful for his help. I'll always remember not only his professionalism, but also his kindness.
Audrey OgletreeAudrey Ogletree
22:19 09 Mar 24
From: Laurence OgletreeI received good assistance from Stephens & Stephens in submitting the recent claim for increased impairment benefits from the Energy Workers program.
Randy MooreRandy Moore
14:48 07 Mar 24
I was a machinist at Honeywell F.M.&T.and developed bilateral tinnitus and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. They helped me file a claim with EEOICPA in 2017. Stephen’s & Stephen’s was very good to work with, they take care of all the paperwork and help with any paperwork I receive from the Department of Labor. They stay on top of things helping with scheduling impairment reviews etc.I feel that without their help this would have been a very overwhelming process.I plan on still using them if any other illnesses occur due to my employment with Honeywell.
Mike DauzatMike Dauzat
15:54 02 Mar 24
I highly recommend Stevens and Stevens. Hugh Stevens and his staff are very professional and very friendly. They're extremely good at making sure you get the full amount of money you deserve. If you need a DOL lawyer, I highly recommend this team. I can't be more happy that I picked Stevens and Stevens.
Mary YbarraMary Ybarra
01:33 27 Feb 24
Stephen’s and Stephen’s has kept fight for my dad. Now they are fight for my mom. They are on top of things and I would recommend them to anyone who needs help and guidance with the Uranium mines.
Dianne HarperDianne Harper
01:02 17 Feb 24
Robert and I are very pleased with Mr. Hugh Stephens and all that he has done for us. From the first moment we spoke, we sensed that though Mr. Stephens exhibits sharp business acumen, he cares deeply about his clients and he has a huge heart.
Diane pontonDiane ponton
17:38 07 Feb 24
I tried to get others to help me with this claim, and it wasn"t until I hired Mr. Stephens that things started happening. I would recommend any one to get in touch with him . I would go to him again, if i ever needed to.
Judy LeonardJudy Leonard
22:26 06 Feb 24
I very much appreciate the successful litigation concerning my husband's Hanford work related illness. Stephens & Stephens LLP were thorough, caring, considerate, and fair during this difficult time.
Kenneth GKenneth G
18:23 03 Feb 24
Mr. Stephens was able to simplify an otherwise complicated lengthy process (DEEOIC) to file an initial claim as well as a claim for impairment benefits.
18:08 03 Feb 24
Frankie KnucFrankie Knuc
19:24 08 Jan 24
I had other attorneys hired in Cortez, Colorado and Grand Jct., Colorado to assist me with receiving my uranium claim, but they were not successful. I was advised by an employee of CNS of Stephens & Stephens, LLP good work. I contacted them & they took my case It was settled very quickly. I have been very pleased with this group & would advise others of their prompt service. I would recommend them to others. Respectfully, Frankie Knuckles
Rebecca ConsolRebecca Consol
19:57 22 Dec 23
My family used Stephen’s and Stephen’s for a settlement case. We were extremely pleased with all they did. They were very professional, easy to get a hold of, and invaluable when it came to answering questions and handling complicated Department of Labor issues and forms. They also did everything in a very timely manner. I have already recommended them to other people.
Thomas CliffordThomas Clifford
15:29 21 Dec 23
I have been represented by Hugh Stevens for several years now, He and his staff has made everything so easy for me. I had lung cancer from working in the uranium processing industry, they have opened so many doors for me and made dealing with DOL so much easier. They always answer my questions in a very timely manner. I have referred several other people to him and he has been able to get them through this process also. There are benefits that I was not aware of that he has brought to my attention and been able to lead me through the process of obtaining them. I would most highly recommend him to lead anyone through this process.
Lonnie killingHawkLonnie killingHawk
02:35 14 Dec 23
When I first contacted Stephens & Stephens I was at the end of my rope with DOL. Hough and his staff got me on track and handled everything with DOL and just made this process so easy. Do not know where I'd be with out them. They are able to communicate at a layman's level and understand the client. Would strongly recommend this firm.
Ruthy LyonRuthy Lyon
21:00 28 Sep 23
Our initial conversation with Mr. Stephens was productive & reassuring. His previous experience with similar cases was obvious and very helpful, in both asking us specific questions for clarification & also addressing our own questions. Breanna is also a great asset to their team.
James O'DayJames O'Day
15:07 13 Sep 23
I have referred several friends to Hugh Stephens and they were more satisfied than they ever expected. I would refer him with confidence to anyone in need. I trust when he speaks for me, for example, in court. He is a good communicator and a deep thinker. He is well respected in his profession. He handles environmental law, injury law, and medical malpractice. He is tactful and direct and knows what he is doing. He knows the legal briar patches well.

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Natural Resource Damages (NRD)

What is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act?

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA, or “Superfund”), as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), provides a comprehensive scheme which outlines the rights and responsibilities of parties involved in actual or threatened releases of hazardous substances. CERCLA’s remedial action program covers inactive hazardous waste facilities and is often seen as a complement to RCRA’s corrective action program for active hazardous waste facilities. CERCLA response actions, consistent with the national contingency plan (NCP), can take the form of either short-term “removal” actions (for releases or threatened releases requiring immediate response) or long-term “remedial” actions (for releases or threats of releases that are serious but not immediate threats to human health or the environment). The federal Superfund provides the government and private parties with the financial means to take such response actions.

How Can Stephens & Stephens Can Help?

Over the past 20 years, the attorneys at Stephens & Stephens have represented clients identified as potentially responsible parties (PRPs) and PRP groups in many CERCLA matters. We are able to bring corporations faced with CERCLA liability a strong, comprehensive understanding of all stages of the CERCLA process, including new and emerging issues such as soil vapor intrusion and brownfields.

Our CERCLA Legal Services Include:

  • Communicating with Federal and State Agencies
  • Preparing and Coordinating Responses to 104(e) Requests
  • Assembling and Organizing PRP Groups and Committees
  • Negotiating Consent Orders
  • Interviewing/Hiring Firms for Site Investigation and Remediation
  • Identifying Additional PRPs
  • Negotiating and/or Litigating Shares of Recalcitrant Parties
  • Negotiating and Allocating Costs and Expenses Among Participating PRPs

Locations We Service:

Stephens & Stephens has represented PRPs at many sites in Western, Central, and Upstate New York, including:

Broome County:

  • Tri-City Barrel Company

Chenango County:

  • Novak Farms
  • Solvent Savers

Erie County:

  • Bern Metal/Universal Metals
  • Cherry Farm
  • ENRX, Inc.
  • Envirotek
  • Pfohl Brothers Landfill
  • River Road
  • Roblin Steel
  • Wide Beach

Genesee County:

  • Byron Barrel

Monroe County:

  • Sweden 3 – Chapman
  • Rolling Plains Development

Niagara County:

  • Booth Oil Company
  • Frontier Chemical – Royal Avenue
  • Frontier Chemical – Pendleton
  • Lockport City Landfill
  • Solvent Chemical

Oneida County:

  • Ludlow’s Sand and Gravel

Onondaga County:

  • Onondaga Lake
  • Abandoned Pompey Solvent Center
  • Brighton Avenue Landfill
  • Clay Town Landfill
  • General Motors – Inland Fisher Guide
  • Ley Creek – PCB Dredgings
  • Tripoli Landfill

Oswego County:

  • Clothier Site
  • Fulton Terminals Site
  • Holbrook Property
  • Irwin Property
  • Pollution Abatement Services (PAS) – Mexico Milk Plant
  • Pollution Abatement Services (PAS) – Main Site
  • Volney Landfill

Seneca County:

  • Tantalo Landfill

St. Lawrence County:

  • Central Foundry
  • Minerals Processing
  • Sealand Restoration
  • St. Lawrence-Grasse River-Massena Area
  • Waste Stream, Inc.

Stephens & Stephens has also represented PRPs at sites in New Jersey, including:

  • Jones Industrial Services (J.I.S.) Landfill
  • Lower Passaic River Study Area (LPRSA)

Need More Assistance?

Stephens & Stephens is a leading law firm specializing in radiation exposure compensation. If you need help determining if you qualify for government compensation, feel free to contact us directly.

For more on CERCLA, please see:

R. Hugh Stephens, Esq., Overview and Update of CERCLA, prepared for the Bar Association of Erie County Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program, Environmental Law Update 2005 (October 22, 2005).

For more on natural resource damages, please see:

R. Hugh Stephens, Esq. and Elsa J. Schmidt, Esq., Natural Resource Damage (NRD) Litigation Under CERCLA, prepared for the Bar Association of Erie County Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program, Environmental Law Update 2009 (May 8, 2009).