Do you need assistance filing your RECA claim?
Are you eligible for compensation? 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 $100K 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) was enacted upon a Congressional finding that the United States should recognize and assume responsibility for the harm done to individuals who developed certain cancers and other diseases following employment in the uranium industry or following exposure to radiation released during atmospheric nuclear tests.
- The Radiation Exposure Compensation Program (RECP) established under RECA provides lump-sum compensation to three defined classes of individuals: Uranium Industry Workers ($100,000), Onsite Participants ($75,000), and Downwinders ($50,000).
- Certain survivors of these employees are also eligible for benefits.
- This is not a lawsuit but a special type of federal workers compensation provided by the government through the Department of Labor.
- There is no filing deadline, however, the legislation is re-authorized annually and is vulnerable to budget cuts.
- 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.
We have compiled useful RECA information for your reference.
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Claim Assistance
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.
- Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) Claims Assistance
- RECA: Uranium Workers
- RECA: Onsite Participants
- RECA: Downwinders
- Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Cancer, Veterans, AARP, RECA, and VA Benefits