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The State of Washington Workers Compensation Program Federal Government Lawsuit

The enactment of the Washington Hanford workers’ compensation program in 2018 raised a conflict between the state of Washington and the federal government, with the federal government suing the state for illegalities related to the passing of the law. In the State of Washington workers’ compensation program federal government lawsuit, the federal government alleged that […]

State of Washington’s Workers Compensation Program (Labor & Industry)

Washington’s Workers Compensation Program Act was passed to compensate current and former Hanford site contract workers with certain illnesses exposed to toxic chemicals and radiation at the nuclear waste site. The Hanford nuclear site is a 580 sq. mile area in Southeastern Washington state. It was designated in 1943 for the production of plutonium used […]

DOL EEOICPA Compensation, Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurance

The US Department of Labor’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs provides compensation and medical benefits for illnesses and diseases from occupational exposure to certain chemicals and radiation. These benefits are covered under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA or Act) enacted in October 2000. Medicare is a federal government health insurance for persons aged […]

Medical Malpractice Birth injury New York

Birth injuries can occur from natural processes or medical errors during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or soon after birth. If your loved one was involved in a birth injury where the doctor failed to provide the appropriate care, you can pursue a lawsuit against the clinicians and hospitals involved. Birth injury lawsuits are often complicated. In […]

Camp Lejeune Lawsuits

People living at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, including unborn children, were exposed to high levels of toxic chemicals from contaminated wells. For a long time, the law limited their eligibility for compensation. However, with the signing of the Camp Lejeune Justice Act […]

Presumptions in the EEOICPA Program II

Presumptions in the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) are legal provisions that simplify the process of proving causation between work-related exposure and certain illnesses. Presumptions are based on scientific research and epidemiological studies, which provide evidence of the increased risk of developing specific illnesses due to exposure to hazardous substances. These presumptions […]

Breathing Dysfunction and the EEOICPA Program

Breathing dysfunction is a significant health issue that can profoundly impact an individual’s well-being. Exposure to toxic substances in the workplace, particularly in industries like nuclear energy, can lead to respiratory problems and related illnesses. The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) and the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) provide compensation and medical […]

Are EEOICPA Awards Taxable?

Are EEOICPA Awards Taxable?

EEOICPA is a program that offers compensation to workers and employees who suffered an illness due to radioactive or chemical exposure. The program began under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act in 2000. If you have suffered an injury or illness due to a toxic or chemical substance, or radioactive exposure, you may […]

Do EEOICPA Benefits Cover Home Health Care?

Do EEOICPA Benefits Cover Home Health Care

If you’re concerned over whether your EEOICPA benefits cover home health care, look no further. Your lawyer at Stephens & Stephens will fight for your right to full benefits and compensation. EEOICPA, short for the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, provides long-term benefits to those working within the Department of Energy who become ill […]