EEOICPA: Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act
In July 2001, Congress passed the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) to provide compensation to workers and their survivors who have developed certain illnesses as a result of exposure to radioactive and toxic substances. EEOICPA claims can be filed by those presently or previously employed by the Department of Energy or one of its contractors or subcontractors in the nuclear weapons industry.
Many workers were exposed to radiation and other illnesses while engaged in the manufacture and testing of atomic weapons or in the handling of wastes generated during their production. The EEOICPA program is designed to award those affected by toxic substances with compensation based on their degree of impairment.
As leading EEOICPA attorneys, we help hundreds of former energy employees, and their families, receive the compensation that they deserve. We’re here to walk our clients through every step of the process, communicating with the Department of Labor on your behalf to make sure that nothing falls through the cracks. With years of experience serving those affected by toxic substances in the workplace, we are well-versed in EEOICPA guidelines and know how to file your claim efficiently and effectively.
Stephens & Stephens provides Free Claim Evaluations for anyone who thinks they may be eligible. Contact us today, and we will research the details of your case to see if we can help.
Quick EEOICPA Facts:
- The total compensation available to claimants and their survivors is between $150,000 and $400,000.
- The claim for compensation is made to the Department of Labor.
- There is no lawsuit, simply a workers’ compensation claim within the EEOICPA program guidelines.
- All compensation is awarded tax-free, and there are no fees charged unless you are awarded.
Looking for assistance with your EEOICPA Claim?
- New claims, denied claims, hearings, impairment ratings, dose reconstructions, appeals, and terminal claims.
- Coverage for Radiation and Uranium workers, spouses, children, and grandchildren.
- You may be eligible for up to $400,000.
- Tax-free awards. No fee unless you are awarded.
- Our fees are 2% for an initial claim, plus 10% if the claim is recommended for denial.
- We coordinate home health care (HHC) and other medical benefits.
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