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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

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.
dave DONAIDdave DONAID
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.
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How to Appeal an EEOICPA Claim

When you file for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), there’s no guarantee you’ll receive benefits right away. That’s especially true if you filed without the help of an EEOICPA lawyer. Mistakes may have been made, and you may even be devastated by an initial denial or a smaller settlement than what you’re owed. 

You don’t have to accept that. The lawyers at Stephens & Stephens are here to help you appeal your EEOICPA claim and get compensated fairly. That way, you can focus on your health and your quality of life, not on your financial situation. 

Requesting a Claim Reopening 

When you open an EEOICPA claim under Part B, Part E, or both, your claim will be reviewed by a claim examiner. They determine whether you meet the requirements for eligibility and whether your illness was most likely caused by your employment. Then, they make a recommended decision, where your claim is approved or denied. 

But that doesn’t have to be the end of your claim. If you believe you shouldn’t have been denied, or that you didn’t receive the EEOICPA benefits you’re due, your lawyer can help you reopen your EEOICPA claim and object to the EEOICPA decision. You’ll simply need to file a request for a hearing with your reason for reopening. 

Representation for Your Appeal 

When you’re suffering from a dangerous disease like certain cancers or silicosis, you may have difficulties appealing your claim—instead, your health is likely to be your top priority. You may also have trouble accessing necessary records, such as employment records, medical records, and other documentation that would support your claim. 

Your lawyer can help you gather new evidence to bring forward in your hearing. That takes the pressure off you when you’re suffering and don’t have the experience that’s needed. Once evidence is gathered, your lawyer can represent you in the courtroom and in communications with the Final Adjudication Branch (FAB). We can even take your appeal to federal court if you’re continually denied unfairly.

Appealing Your EEOICPA Claim? Call a Lawyer 

When your EEOICPA claim is denied, it can leave you paying out of pocket for major expenses you shouldn’t have to worry about. That’s not fair to you and your family. Luckily, even if you’ve been denied, you still have a chance to get compensated. 

The lawyers at Stephens & Stephens are here to help you appeal your EEOICPA claim when you’re denied. They can guide you through this process, starting with a free consultation, so you don’t have to worry about the details. You can simply focus on your health and your recovery. When you’re ready, reach out for help by calling 716-852-7590 or by completing the following online contact form.