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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

Gloria ReynoldsGloria Reynolds
04:16 30 Mar 24
Stephens & Stephens was very helpful in getting my claim processed and helping me in getting my settlement, staff was knowledgeable and professional and very kind if I call and needed to ask a question they would call me back within a timely manner. Thank you so much for your help .Continue to be blessed Gloria
Dee GodfreyDee Godfrey
18:49 12 Mar 24
I was astounded with the service I received from Mr. Hugh Stephens in regard to my husband's compensation claim. He was not only efficient, but also compassionate, and communicated clearly and frequently. Because of his outstanding efforts and expertise, I, who am now a grieving widow, am unexpectedly stabile and secure. I had little to do. He did all the heavy lifting. I'm so very grateful for his help. I'll always remember not only his professionalism, but also his kindness.
Audrey OgletreeAudrey Ogletree
22:19 09 Mar 24
From: Laurence OgletreeI received good assistance from Stephens & Stephens in submitting the recent claim for increased impairment benefits from the Energy Workers program.
Randy MooreRandy Moore
14:48 07 Mar 24
I was a machinist at Honeywell F.M.&T.and developed bilateral tinnitus and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. They helped me file a claim with EEOICPA in 2017. Stephen’s & Stephen’s was very good to work with, they take care of all the paperwork and help with any paperwork I receive from the Department of Labor. They stay on top of things helping with scheduling impairment reviews etc.I feel that without their help this would have been a very overwhelming process.I plan on still using them if any other illnesses occur due to my employment with Honeywell.
Mike DauzatMike Dauzat
15:54 02 Mar 24
I highly recommend Stevens and Stevens. Hugh Stevens and his staff are very professional and very friendly. They're extremely good at making sure you get the full amount of money you deserve. If you need a DOL lawyer, I highly recommend this team. I can't be more happy that I picked Stevens and Stevens.
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.
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.

Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Lawyers

Certain lines of work can be inherently dangerous. Between 1942 and 1956 the U.S. conducted almost 200 different nuclear weapons development tests. Many of the individuals who were involved in the development and testing of these atmospheric nuclear weapons later went on to develop severe medical conditions related to their exposure to radiation and toxic substances. 

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) program is the government’s response to these workers and the illnesses they were diagnosed with. You can learn more about what RECA is, who qualifies, and how much you could be compensated through RECA by reading on. 

What Is RECA?

RECA was designed to provide some monetary relief to certain individuals who qualify for benefits under the act. In order to qualify for benefits under RECA, you must have been directly involved in the development and testing of atmospheric nuclear weapons at specific locations as any of the following:

  • A uranium miller
  • A uranium miner
  • A uranium transporter
  • An on-site participant
  • A downwinder
  • A surviving family member of an eligible worker

Working or living in various specific facility or geographic locations allows you to qualify for benefits under RECA. For example, downwinders are individuals who lived downwind of the Nevada test site, specifically. This includes areas in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. As another example, uranium workers employed in New Mexico, South Dakota, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Texas, Oregon, North Dakota, and Iowa may qualify for RECA benefits.  

In addition, you must also have been diagnosed with a compensable condition caused by your exposure to toxic substances and radiation. Some of the different types of medical conditions that may be compensable under RECA include:

  • Lung cancer, in certain cases
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Silicosis
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Renal cancer
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Colon cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Other conditions

If you believe you may qualify for compensation under RECA, or if you aren’t sure whether you are eligible, reach out to a RECA lawyer to find out.

RECA Compensation Amounts

The amount of compensation you can be awarded under RECA can vary widely, depending on how you are entitled to benefits. For instance, qualifying on-site participants are entitled to a one-time lump sum compensation payout of up to $75,000. 

Eligible downwinders, on the other hand, are entitled to a one-time lump sum payout of up to $50,000. Uranium workers are entitled to a one-time lump sum payment of up to $100,000. 

Certain employees may also be entitled to compensation under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), as well. Find out what you could be awarded if you win your claim when you call a RECA lawyer for help. 

Get Help from a RECA Lawyer Now

You have the opportunity to file a Radiation Exposure Compensation Act claim, and the deadline to file is quickly approaching. If you believe you qualify for compensation and are interested in pursuing a claim, contact an experienced RECA attorney at Stephens & Stephens. 

Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation when you fill out the quick contact form below or call our office at 716-852-7590.