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Stephens & Stephens has obtained over $60 million through the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and the Energy Employees Occupation Illness Compensation Act for our clients

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.

On-Site Participants


The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) provides compensation to certain types of uranium millers, miners, and transporters, as well as downwinders and on-site participants, in specific geographic locations. 

If these individuals have been diagnosed with a qualifying compensable condition, they can be awarded compensation for their suffering. 

If you were an on-site participant or are the surviving family member of someone who was considered an on-site participant, you may be able to pursue a claim under RECA for the compensation you deserve. 

Continue reading to learn more about who on-site participants are and how you can expect to be compensated if your claim is approved. 

Who Are On-Site Participants?

Individuals who participated in the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device may be considered on-site participants. Several different locations are considered “on-site,” including:

  • The Nevada Test Site
  • The Pacific Test Sites
  • The Trinity Test Site
  • The South Atlantic Test Site

Other on-site locations include any location in a naval shipyard, Air Force bases, and other government agencies where equipment that was used in the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device was decontaminated. Also included are locations that were tasked with monitoring the fallout of the nuclear weapons testing and development at the Nevada Test Site. 

How On-Site Participants Can Be Compensated 

To be awarded compensation under RECA, you will need to be able to establish that you or your family member was an on-site participant at a covered facility involving the atmospheric detonation of a nuclear device. You will also need to be able to show that you (or they) were diagnosed with a compensable disease related to exposure to toxic substances and radiation. 

Once these two facts are proven, you can be awarded a one-time lump sum payment of up to $75,000. Your lawyer can help you throughout the RECA claims process and any appeals that may arise from a denied claim. 

Reach Out to a RECA Attorney Today

If you are considered an on-site participant or your family member was an on-site participant, you could be entitled to financial compensation. A dedicated RECA lawyer at Stephens & Stephens wants to help you through the claims process—or fight alongside you through your appeal if your claim has been denied

Schedule a no-cost, risk-free case review when you call our office at 716-852-7590. Or fill out our quick contact form, and we will reach out to you to discuss the circumstances of your case.