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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.

EEOICPA Home Health Care

Since 2000, the federal government has been granting compensation to former energy workers and other impacted people who have developed certain illnesses as the result of exposure to radioactive or other toxic substances. 

In addition to cash compensation, successful claimants can also receive integrated health care benefits fully paid by the federal government via the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA). 

Want to learn more about your options for compensation via the EEOICPA, including home health care? Don’t hesitate to contact an experienced EEOICPA home health care attorney for help with your claim. 

Who Can Receive Benefits under EEOICPA?

Since the program’s inception, the Department of Labor has administered EEOICPA benefits to eligible individuals. But who exactly qualifies for these benefits?

The EEOICPA works as a form of federal workers compensation for previous nuclear weapons workers at the Department of Energy (DOE), or DOE contractors, who later suffered medical conditions related to their exposure to radioactive or toxic material. 

Typically, successful claimants are former workers at the DOE in either the production or testing of atomic weapons, who later became ill or died due to radiation-related diseases, such as:

  • Certain cancers, such as bone and renal cancer,  leukemia, and many others
  • Beryllium disease 
  • Kidney disease 
  • Other illnesses caused or aggravated by exposure to hazardous material at a DOE facility 

The family members of the impacted may also be eligible for compensation. Typically, these claims are limited to the following surviving family members of former nuclear weapons workers:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Stepchildren
  • Grandchildren
  • Parents

Since the start of the program, thousands of claims have been filed to the sum of billions of dollars in cash and medical compensation. If you think you might have an eligible claim, contact one of our attorneys for a free initial evaluation. 

Home Health Care under the EEOICPA

Successful claimants under the EEOICPA can receive medical benefits to either cure, give relief, or manage the degree of their accepted illnesses. If you’ve filed a successful claim, the program will entirely absorb the cost of approved treatments for your conditions, including home health care. 

Home health care, also called home and residential health care (HRHC) by the government, refers to medically appropriate care administered either in a residential care facility or your own home. 

Although the EEOICPA is responsible for paying the sum of the home health care for your accepted illness, you still need to get pre-approval for payment to begin. 

To request home health care services, you or your representative are responsible for submitting form EE-17A, which is the claim for home health care and related benefits. 

In addition, a qualified physician is required to complete an in-person physical examination to send a letter of medical necessity, which will detail the reasons why home health care makes sense for you. 

Home health care under the EEOICPA is tailored to your own unique medical needs and circumstances. Some of the care-related services that you could be eligible for include:

  • In-home therapeutic care
  • Hourly or 24/7 skilled nursing care
  • Assistive health care personnel
  • Targeted case management
  • Admission to an assisted living facility
  • Hospice care

Once payment has been approved for home health care services, you can select any licensed medical provider to fulfill your in-home care. 

Get Help with Your EEOICPA Claim 

Whether you’re in the process of filing an EEOICPA claim for the first time or have faced a previous rejection, you can benefit from the input and expertise of a qualified legal representative. Stephens & Stephens has helped clients recover millions of dollars in total compensation, including for EEOICPA home health care. 

Interested in a free evaluation? Call 716-852-7590 or fill out the form on our website to learn more.