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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

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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Uranium Worker

No one should have to suffer a severe, life-altering medical condition from going to work. Sadly, this is the case for many nuclear weapons workers and their families. 

As a uranium worker, you may have also been afflicted with a medical condition because of your exposure to harmful chemicals and substances. Fortunately, under Part B of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), you may be entitled to compensation. Benefits may also be available to you through the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).

Learn more about RECA and EEOICPA compensation for uranium workers in this post. Unsure if you qualify? Let an attorney with Stephens & Stephens look over your claim options for free. 

What Is the EEOICPA?

Passed into law in 2000 and coming into effect the following year, the EEOICPA grants financial compensation and medical benefits to certain eligible workers who became ill after exposure to toxic substances at a Department of Energy (DOE) or similar facilities, such as a subcontractor facility. 

There are two parts to the EEOICPA—Part B and Part E. Generally, Part B provides benefits to workers who developed cancer, beryllium disease or sensitivity, or select other conditions during or after their time working at a DOE facility or eligible atomic weapons employer. 

Part E provides benefits to DOE contractors or subcontractors whose illnesses or medical conditions were aggravated by or caused by their exposure to harmful chemicals in an occupational setting. Part E provides benefits for a wide range of illnesses, including those covered under Part B. 

The types of compensation you can receive under the EEOICPA depend on your illnesses, damages, and the part that applies in your case. 

Successful claimants could be awarded multiple benefits, including:

  • Financial compensation
  • Lost income benefits
  • Impairment benefits
  • Fully integrated medical care services paid by the government

If you’re unsure whether or not you qualify, you can visit an EEOICPA resource center and contact an attorney with Stephens & Stephens for a free claim evaluation. 

Uranium Workers and RECA 

The Department of Justice oversees the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) compensation program, which grants cash compensation to former workers who suffered specific diseases. 

For eligible uranium workers, this equates to a one-time, lump sum cash benefit of up to $100,000. 

RECA also provides cash compensation to qualifying on-site participants at atmospheric nuclear weapons test sites, as well as for individuals who lived downwind of the Nevada test site, who are also referred to as “downwinders.” 

Uranium workers, including uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters, may qualify for compensation.  

Overlap in Compensation Options for Workers

Under Part B of the EEOICPA, eligible uranium workers who also received compensation via RECA may be entitled to an additional payment of $50,000. However, if your RECA claim is denied, then so will your EEOICPA Part B claim—so it’s important to engage a representative with experience handling these claims.

Reach Out for Help with an EEOICPA or RECA Claim

No one should have to face a debilitating illness or medical condition from their work. If you or a loved one were impacted by toxic substances after working as a uranium worker, you may be entitled to compensation. 

At Stephens & Stephens, we’ve helped our clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. Call us at 716-852-7590 or fill out the form below with a description of your illness and we’ll get you started with a free, no-obligation evaluation.