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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 Object to an EEOICPA Decision

When your job involves radiation exposure, you may have suffered from serious illnesses related to that exposure. The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act (EEOICPA) is supposed to compensate you for these losses, but you may not be happy with their decision. 

To object to an EEOICPA decision, you may need a little help. The EEOICPA lawyers at Stephens & Stephens can provide the tools, representation, and resources you need when disputing a decision on your claim. 

Time Limits to Object

First, you don’t have much time to dispute your EEOICPA decision. EEOICPA claims are meant to compensate ill workers and help support their families as soon as possible. These claims also have short deadlines once you’ve received a decision. 

You’ll need to act within sixty days if you want to dispute the decision. If you don’t dispute the decision within the time limit, you may be barred from acting. 

Because of this, you may need to act fast if you were denied compensation, or if your compensation didn’t cover the amount you were seeking. Failing to act in time can prevent you from getting the closure you need for your claim. 

Process for EEOICPA Objections

If you believe you were unfairly denied, or if you didn’t receive the settlement you were due, you may begin by objecting to the decision. A claim can be opened for many reasons, but you typically need to provide evidence for your claim if you believe you were unfairly compensated. 

Once your objection has been reviewed, any new evidence will be reviewed by the Final Adjudication Branch (FAB). The FAB will then determine whether to uphold the original decision or to adjust your claim. 

How a Lawyer Can Help 

Disputing a claim, especially something as complex as an EEOICPA claim, can be a daunting task. You may have several types of evidence to gather, from medical exams to employment records, and any mistakes can be costly. 

Because of this, speaking with a lawyer can make a big difference in your claim. Your lawyer can represent you in any hearings, and they can help you prepare any paperwork you need for your claim. That takes the pressure off you when you’re already struggling with the aftermath of radiation exposure. 

Reach Out for Guidance with Your EEOICPA Objection

You’ve suffered through cancer or other severe diseases because of radiation exposure, and the government may be responsible for your suffering. To make things worse, they may have failed to compensate you fairly. 

At Stephens & Stephens, we know not every EEOICPA decision is in the client’s favor. That’s why we’re prepared to fight for the compensation you’re due. Start with a free consultation if you’re unhappy with the EEOICPA decision you were given by calling 716-852-7590 or by completing the online contact form below.