The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) could provide you and your family with the compensation you need at a time when you need it most.
If you are a Department of Energy (DOE) employee who was diagnosed with a serious medical condition after being exposed to toxic substances or radiation, you may be entitled to benefits under the EEOICPA.
At Stephens & Stephens, we are dedicated to helping energy employees like you get the compensation they’re owed after what they’ve been through. Below, we go into further detail about how the EEOICPA works and who qualifies for compensation under the EEOICPA.
What Is the EEOICPA?
The EEOICPA was designed to compensate certain DOE and atomic weapons employer (AWE) employees who developed qualifying medical conditions due to their exposure to radiation or toxic substances. Some of the different conditions that qualify for EEOICPA compensation include:
- Certain types of cancers
- Beryllium disease
- Kidney disease
- Occupational asthma
You will need to speak with your lawyer to find out whether you qualify for benefits under the EEOICPA. If you know you are considered an eligible employee but need to find out whether your facility is one of the ones covered under the EEOICPA, we’ve included a few of the more commonly known covered facilities below:
- Nevada Test Site
- Albuquerque Operations Office
- Clarksville Modification Center
- Gruen Watch
- New York University
- Shattuck Chemical
- Trinity Nuclear Explosion Site
- University of Virginia
- Y-12 Plant
Review our comprehensive list of EEOICPA covered facilities.
Compensation under the EEOICPA
Suffering from a debilitating medical condition has likely had a tremendous impact on your life physically, emotionally, and financially. You may be surprised to find that you can be awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars for your condition. Different parts of the EEOICPA provide different types and amounts of compensation to eligible energy employees.
Part E provides payments of up to $250,000 for physical impairment, lost income, and survivorship, while Part B provides compensation amounts of up to $150,000 to DOE and AWE employees and up to $50,000 to uranium workers. You can find out how much you could be entitled to when you reach out to an EEOICPA lawyer for help.
Get Help with Your EEOICPA Claim
In an ideal world, filing an Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act claim shouldn’t be challenging. But when you’re struggling to cope with your medical condition or have already applied for benefits but your claim was denied, you need help accessing the compensation that is rightfully yours.
Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with Stephens & Stephens when you call our office at 716-852-7590 or fill out our quick contact form below.