Los Alamos Nuclear Site
Los Alamos National Laboratory, located only 35 miles from Santa Fe, New Mexico, is probably the most well-known nuclear facility in the United States. It is well-known for a reason—Los Alamos was the location where Robert J. Oppenheimer, the “father of the atomic bomb”, chose to bring together all the resources of the US to develop the first nuclear bomb. Los Alamos eventually developed several atomic bombs, including the two bombs dropped on Japan at the end of World War II.
Although Los Alamos was considered a success based on the bombs it produced, it was as unsuccessful as the majority of other nuclear facilities in protecting its employees. Many workers at Los Alamos later developed cancer or other illnesses due to radiation exposure and exposure to other hazardous materials.
The EEOICPA was implemented for workers like those at Los Alamos, nuclear and uranium workers who served their country and were permanently injured in the process. At Twilight Health, we specialize in helping EEOICPA beneficiaries get the benefits they have earned and the medical care they need for their illnesses. If you or someone you know has developed cancer or other work-related illnesses from your time at Los Alamos, please contact us at Twilight Health. Let us put our knowledge and resources to work on your behalf.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Benefits
The compensation given to former Los Alamos employees and workers after the implementation of the EEOICPA has already been considerable, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. As of October 2017, the amount of compensation received by Los Alamos workers is:
- Part B Compensation: $344,031,932
- Part E Compensation (Includes Survivor, Lump Sum, Wage Loss & Impairment): $245,167,678
- Medical Benefits: $194,231,969
If you worked at Los Alamos and developed an illness from your time there, it may be possible for you to receive compensation as well. Our team at Twilight Health can advise you on your eligibility and can help you apply for benefits, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. The sooner you get in touch, the faster you can get your benefits.
Scope of Work
When the efforts to produce an atomic weapon stalled during World War II, it was decided to make the process more efficient by bringing together everyone working on the project into a single location. Los Alamos was chosen as the location, and it was not long before numerous groups were at the site, including multiple Nobel Prize winners, all with the intention of developing a functional weapon. Los Alamos employed approximately 5,000 people around 1945.
After the war was over and as the Cold War advanced, Los Alamos focused on making weapons that could be mass produced. Later it turned efforts towards a more diverse set of objectives, many of which were not focused on weapon design.
Workers at Los Alamos faced the same risks as many other nuclear and uranium workers across the country. Working conditions led to exposure to serious hazards, including radiation, that would ultimately result in cancer and other illnesses.
Twilight Health focuses on serving Los Alamos workers and other workers in similar situations who suffer from serious illnesses and quality for EEOICPA benefits. If you are a previous Los Alamos worker, we urge you to contact us to learn more about your medical care options.
Compensation for Workers at Los Alamos
The compensation offered through EEOICPA can include lump sum payments and free medical care for your work-related illness. If you qualify for EEOICPA benefits, you can get high-quality medical care from Twilight Health that addresses all the treatment needs of your condition. Free services include doctor’s visits, prescriptions and more.
How Workers Can Quality for Benefits
The key to getting EEOICPA benefits is meeting the qualifications set by the EEOICPA. Our team at Twilight Health is very knowledgeable in the qualifications for benefits, and we are here to talk to you about your eligibility. Please contact us now to speak to someone who can verify your eligibility and help you with your application.