Grand Junction Attorneys Helping with RECA Claims
In 1990, Congress passed the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) to award uranium mine workers, millers, ore haulers and others who suffer from illness as a result of exposure to radiation from government nuclear tests. Recent changes to this and other similar laws, such as Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, make qualifying for awards easier.
At KILLIAN DAVIS Richter & Mayle, PC, you are in good hands with our knowledgeable lawyers who are experienced in handling RECA claims for disabled or ill clients and families who have lost a loved one due to radiation exposure. We are very familiar with the laws and eligibility requirements. We can help determine if you qualify to file a claim, and if so, we will take action on your behalf.
If you believe you are entitled to an award under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, please contact our firm in Grand Junction, Colorado; Shiprock, New Mexico; and Grants, New Mexico to schedule a free consultation to get your questions answered.
Are You Eligible to File a Claim?
According to the Radiation Exposure Compensation Program, people may qualify for benefits if:
- They were exposed to radiation in the Four Corners area, Southwest United States and Pacific Northwest, including but not limited to the states of Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington. People living in North Dakota and South Dakota also may qualify for compensation.
- They are a living spouse or dependent child of an employee who died as the result of illness
- They worked as a uranium miner at least 40 months, or as a uranium miller or ore transporter at least one year during the specified periods
- They lived or worked "downwind" of the jobsite in certain counties of Utah, Nevada and Arizona for at least two years during the relevant periods
- They worked on the toxic jobsite during the relevant periods
- They contracted a program qualifying disease from the toxic exposure, including leukemia, lymphomas, lung cancer and other types of serious cancer
These eligibility requirements change depending on your former job and state. For specific benefits information, please see http://www.justice.gov/civil/torts/const/reca/index.htm or schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.
Speak to a Grand Junction Radiation Exposure Compensation Lawyer
To learn more about the eligibility requirements for filing a claim under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act and to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer, email us or call 970-241-0707 for a no-obligation, free consultation. We serve clients in the following areas:
- Grand Junction, Colorado
- Grants, New Mexico
- Shiprock, New Mexico
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
We have helped many clients in the Four Corners area recover compensation for leukemia, lung cancer or other related respiratory diseases. Let us help you too.