Department of Energy Employees Occupational Injury Compensation
The federal government has established a program to provide compensation to workers at the Department of Energy facilities. Workers who have suffered from a cancer, beryllium disease or chronic silicosis are eligible for a lump sum payment of $150,000.00 and sometimes payment of medical expenses associated with that disease. The worker's surviving spouse or other relative is also eligible to file for compensation if the worker has passed away.
This federal program also awards workers and their families with federal workers' compensation benefits for those individuals who may not have been diagnosed with a cancer, but who have a work related illness, such as Parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathy, asbestosis, COPD, bronchitis or other lung disease.
Nassios & McLaughlin has represented nearly one thousand individuals and their families seeking lump sum compensation and workers' compensation claims and has recovered approximately $30 million dollars for our clients.
You may find the following link to the U.S. Department of Labor website helpful, regarding lump sum and federal worker' compensation claims.