19.Nov, 2014 0

EEOICPA videos: Hugh Stephens, Esq. continues his description the Dose Reconstruction process of the EEOICPA (video 6)

Video #6 of our ongoing efforts to keep the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) both accessible and understandable sees Hugh continue his clarification of the Dose Reconstruction process. Here he pays particular attention to the dosimeter badges that atomic weapons workers wore while employed at nuclear bomb…

9.Nov, 2014 0

EEOICPA videos: Hugh Stephens, Esq. describes the Dose Reconstruction process of the EEOICPA (video 5)

Below, in the fifth of our series of videos explaining the sometimes tricky minutae of the EEOICPA claims process, Hugh outlines the Dose Reconstruction process used by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to determine the Probability of Causation (POC) in EEOICPA claims, or whether an atomic…

5.Nov, 2014 0

EEOICPA videos: Hugh Stephens, Esq. discusses the 22 cancers associated with the EEOICPA (video 4)

Here, in the fourth video of our series dedicated to making the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Act (EEOICPA) more accessible, Hugh talks about the 22 specific cancers that may have been caused by a worker’s exposure to radiation and toxic substances during the atomic bomb making process and so…

3.Nov, 2014 0

EEOICPA videos: Hugh Stephens, Esq. explains the SEC process of the EEOICPA (video 3)

Below you will find the third in our series of videos geared toward making the EEOICPA more understandable. In this video, Hugh describes the reasons why the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) process exists within the framework of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA), as well as how…

30.Oct, 2014 0

EEOICPA videos: Description of Part B of the EEOICPA by Hugh Stephens, Esq. (video 2)

Below you will find the second in our series of videos geared toward making the EEOICPA more understandable. In this vdeo, Hugh explains Part B of the EEOICPA and how it applies to both Department of Energy (DOE) facilities and Atomic Weapons Employer (AWE) facilities, and how the main issue…

27.Oct, 2014 0

EEOICPA videos: Intro to the EEOICPA (video 1)

In our continuing efforts to make the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) both more accessible and more understandable, we have created a series of short videos in which Hugh Stephens explains the Act itself, along with the various finer points that must be taken into consideration in…

22.Jun, 2014 0

10 Reasons to Engage EEOICPA Counsel

Claims Examiners in the Department of Energy Employee Occupational Illness Compensation (DEEOIC) within the Office of Workers Compensation (OWCP) of the Department of Labor (DOL) often attempt to discourage claimants from engaging EEOICPA Counsel (an EEOICPA Attorney or an EEOICPA Lawyer) to assist with an EEOICPA claim. I think it…

23.Nov, 2013 0

DEEOIC – EEOICPA Efficiency Measures and Part E Hearing Loss

We had a hearing recently that involved a hearing loss claim.  The requirements for a hearing loss claim under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICP) are interesting because of the way they reflect a process similar to the process used by NIOSH for Dose Reconstructions under Part B….

3.Nov, 2013 0

Research Your Part E Claim Before Asking Your Doctor to Write a Letter in Support of that Claim

We have been thinking about posting what we consider to be some best practices for EEOICPA claim presentation and development.  Please comment with questions, suggestions or if you have thoughts about other best practices. Under Part B one of the first steps is the filing of the claim which includes…

3.Nov, 2013 0

EEOICPA PART E POPULATION BASED OCCUPATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES

We have been running into some interesting language in the opinions of Contract Medical Consultants (CMCs, formerly known as District Medical Consultants (DMCs)) as we manage PART E Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) claims.  As many of you know these CMCs are the experts hired by the…