RECA Claims Assistance

Do you need assistance filing your RECA claim?

You could be eligible for up to $400,000 in compensation! Did you mine uranium between 1942-1971 and were you diagnosed with with a lung illness such as lung cancer, silicosis, pneumoconiosis, cor pulmonale, or pulmonary fibrosis?

If you or a family member worked at a facility which manufactured, tested or processed uranium or other radioactive materials used in atomic weapons and became ill, you may be entitled to compensation of up to $400K plus medical benefits. For RECA claims assistance, contact our counsel at 1-800-548-4494 or fill out our free claim evaluation. We can still offer help if you’ve already filed, even if your claim was denied!

  • The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) is a federal government program that was signed into law in 1990 to compensate former uranium miners and their families for having been unknowingly exposed to radiation while working at a uranium mine.
  • Certain survivors of these employees are also eligible for benefits.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated there to be at least 4,000 sites throughout the U.S. that conducted uranium mining and related activities.
  • The Radiation Exposure Compensation Program (RECP) provides lump-sum compensation to three defined classes of individuals: Uranium Industry Workers ($100,000), Onsite Participants ($75,000), and Downwinders ($50,000).
  • This is not a lawsuit but a special type of federal workers compensation provided by the government through the Department of Labor.
  • Counsel fees are regulated by statute and the fees associated with an initial claim are limited to 2% of the lump sum compensation received by the worker or surviving family member. No counsel fees are payable except out of the compensation paid to the claimant by the Department of Labor.
  • As of April 2018 the government has approved a total of 34,372 claims and distributed over $2 billion in compensation.

ACT SOON: This program will end on July 9th, 2022.


Useful RECA Information

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) was passed on Oct. 5, 1990 and was significantly expanded by the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2000. The Radiation Exposure Compensation Program (RECP) was established by the Attorney General and began processing claims in April 1992.

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