Were you or a loved one the employee of a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor or subtractor? Did you suffer a serious illness due to toxic exposure at a DOE facility?
No one should have to worry about whether their job is going to leave them with lasting and potentially deadly health consequences. The good news is that you may be entitled to compensation under Part E of the EEOICPA, otherwise known as the Energy Employee Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act.
Read to learn more about Part E, then reach out to an EEOICPA attorney for help.
EEOICPA Part E
Part E of the EEOICPA provides up to $250,000 in compensation—as well as the payment of medical expenses—to employees of DOE contractors and subcontractors or their surviving family members.
The criteria for receiving the benefits under Part E involve having developed certain serious illnesses or medical conditions as the result of exposure to a toxic substance while working at certain DOE facilities.
Furthermore, uranium workers, including miners, millers, and ore transporters, can also receive up to $50,000 in cash compensation on top of their compensation from Section 5 of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA).
Part E takes a broad view of toxic substances, and cites each of the following as examples:
The compensation available to you as a claimant can vary and tops out at $250,000. Some of the types of compensation include:
- Lost Income – Calculated by adding up the number of years that you were unable to work due to your illness; each year can add $10,000 or $15,000 in compensation, depending on the average annual wage.
- Physical Impairment – Upon completion of an impairment rating, you can be awarded $2,500 for each one percent of total body impairment.
- Survivor Benefits – These start at $125,000, adding in wage-loss benefits to not exceed a total of $175,000 in total compensation.
In addition to these cash benefits, impacted individuals may also be eligible to receive integrated healthcare benefits at no personal cost to them.
Interested in learning more about Part E of the EEOICPA? Contact an attorney with Stephens & Stephens for a free consultation.
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