Workplace accidents can still happen in spite of health and safety protocol, but when nuclear power is involved, an accident can cause severe, permanent consequences.
Workers run the risk of exposure to radioactive particles, dangerous chemicals, or fires. With the high risks involved with the job, plant employees are often uninsured as the consequences of working with nuclear power can last a lifetime. This leaves workers struggling to pay for their healthcare even after they’ve retired. Fortunately, workers can enlist the help of agencies such as Nuclear Care Partners to file EEOICPA claims.
Nuclear Accidents and Cancer
Workers involved in nuclear accidents are more susceptible to radiation sickness. High doses of ionizing radiation causes bleeding from the nose, mouth and rectum, bruising, fatigue and confusion, hair loss, nausea and vomiting, inflammation and burns. Other cancers associated with radiation are liver and kidney cancers, leukemia, bladder, ovarian and breast cancers among others.
Free Healthcare for Nuclear Workers
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act is a program that compensates former workers.
It is a compensation fund for nuclear workers who have radiation-induced cancer to pay for their medical bills and provide home care aide for terminally ill patients.
By taking care of the financial side of things, the EEOICPA allows families to make the most of the time they have left.
There is a wealth of information out there regarding compensation packages. The Department of Energy provides resources that one could use to get the care they need in return for the service they’ve done.