Are you looking for help regarding an Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) claim?
Since the inception of the EEOICPA program in 2001, the Division of Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) has managed 11 different resource centers across the nation to help former energy workers or their surviving family members access information regarding their EEOICPA benefits and the claims process.
Read on to learn more about EEOICPA resource center services, and don’t hesitate to contact an experienced EEOICPA attorney at Stephens & Stephens for a free evaluation.
What Is a Resource Center?
The Department of Labor created 11 resource centers across the country to better inform energy workers and their families about the benefits of filing a claim under Part B or Part E of EEOICPA.
Part B of the EEOICPA grants cash compensation of up to $150,000 and medical benefits to former Department of Energy (DOE) workers, contractors, subcontractors, and others who developed cancers or other certain illnesses as the result of working for DOE facilities or related entities.
Part E of the EEOICPA can provide cash compensation of up to $250,000, as well as medical benefits, to workers who contracted certain illnesses or medical conditions as the result of exposure to toxic chemicals or substances.
Benefits from both Part B and E could be paid to surviving family members in the event of the death of the energy worker.
These resource centers can help you learn more about the EEOICPA claims process, file your paperwork correctly, and collect supporting documentation.
Where Is the Resource Center Nearest Me?
There are 11 EEOICPA centers across the country, with locations in:
- Portsmouth, Ohio
- North Augusta, South Carolina
- Oak Ridge, Tennessee,
- Richland, Washington
- Las Vegas
- Española, New Mexico
- Idaho Falls, Idaho
- Paducah, Kentucky
- Westminster, Colorado
- Dublin, California
- Amherst, New York
You can browse the Department of Labor website to find your nearest resource center for EEOICPA assistance.
Benefits of Speaking with an EEOICPA Attorney About Your Claim
Besides working with a representative from the resource center, you can also engage an EEOICPA attorney for help with your potential claim or to even find out if you could be eligible under the program.
Stephens & Stephens helps energy workers and their families by providing free consultations, a transparent fee structure, and the resources and experience of legal professionals.
Some of the other reasons why choosing an attorney for your EEOICPA claim can be beneficial include:
- Lawyers are held to rigorous professional and ethical standards by the state bars.
- Many attorneys carry professional liability insurance for their clients’ protection.
- It’s free to get an assessment, and your fees are mandated by EEOICPA to not exceed a set threshold.
- The Department of Labor rejects almost half of all claims, but working with a lawyer could give you a leg up.
At Stephens & Stephens, we’ve secured millions of dollars in EEOICPA compensation for our clients. Ready to learn more? Contact us now.
Contact an EEOICPA Lawyer from Stephens & Stephens
Your nearby EEOICPA resource center was designed to help you through this difficult time. Our attorneys have the same goal. Whether you’re filing a claim or need to appeal a ruling, Stephens & Stephens can help.
Call us at 716-852-7590 or fill out the form below for more information.