An overview of the EEOICPA and RECA Act

If you are suffering from prolonged illness as a result of the toxic effect of radiation in your body while at work, then you are eligible to claim for a monetary compensation from the employer. As per the EEOICPA and RECA laws, the employees and survivors or their immediate family members in their absence can claim a significant amount of money as a compensation for health hazards and monetary losses. US organizations that are involved with manufacturing nuclear weapons or are part of the uranium industry come under these laws. To know more about the laws and claim a recovery amount contact the expert lawyers at United Energy Workers Healthcare. Find the nearest branch from the list of multiple offices they have and book a free initial consultation with the legal experts.

What is EEOICPA?

The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) covers the rights of the workers who fell ill while working in a toxic atmosphere. EEOICPA provides lump-sum compensation and multiple health benefits to the victims and to the family members of a deceased worker. The Part B of the act gives up to $1, 50,000 worth of compensation and full medical expenses. Part E on the other hand provides compensation up to $2, 50,000 to the workers or survivors. To be eligible for the compensation, the worker should have approved medical documents that state that he has been suffering from radiogenic cancer or any other serious medical condition due to working in a covered DoE facility. To claim the compensation, expert legal help is required to establish the case and represent the same in the court. The legal consultation charges may vary between 2% to 10% of the total tax-free settlement amount.

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What is RECA?

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) provides payments to people who suffer from a lifelong health condition due to overexposure to radiation at the uranium weapons facilities. The claimants may include the uranium miners, the millers or the ore-transporters. To prove eligibility for claiming the payment, the individual or a family member must go through various complex processes that include medical screening, verification of documents related to employment and medical conditions etc. To avoid the complications, it is best to appoint a law firm specializing in Energy Workers Healthcare. They will analyze your case thoroughly and help you collect all the necessary documents for eligibility and present your case to claim maximum compensation.

Proving your eligibility to be an approved claimant is a complicated and lengthy process that might leave you frustrated. The United Energy Workers Healthcare has a team of legal experts who have complete knowledge about the laws and years of experience handling similar cases. They will guide you through the legal processes and ensure maximum benefits based on your level of suffering. So, don’t hesitate or feel frustrated while claiming your legal rights. Book a free consultation with the competent lawyers who will diligently fight your case in the court to recover the compensation amount and medical expenses.