From 1950 until the late 1980s, the Savannah River Site (SRS) conducted multiple operations that played a vital role in the U.S. nuclear weapons complex. Of greatest importance were the production of plutonium and tritium. Many facilities were built at SRS to support these production efforts and to address their resulting environmental impacts.
Today SRS remains a key Department of Energy facility with an important national security mission of maintaining the nation’s nuclear weapons stockpile and ensuring future production capabilities.
The federal government acknowledges that there were more than 2100 toxic substances at the SRS including confirmation of Asbestos in 168 buildings and Beryllium in 75 buildings.
Former workers at SRS are thought to have experienced exposures to a wide variety of toxic materials as well as ionizing radiation, at levels that would place them at increased risk or at high risk to occupational disease and cancers.
The Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser, located in Knoxville, Tennessee, in association with the Energy Workers Legal Resource Center, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and the Hodge-Langley Law Firm, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina are assisting former and current SRS workers, and survivors, who may have been exposed to dangerous toxic substances in the course of their work. Former SRS workers or their survivors may qualify for U.S. Department of Labor Energy, Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) benefits and State Workers’ Compensation benefits.
- If you are a current or former worker or survivor, you may qualify for $150,000 or more in EEOICPA benefits because of a diagnosis of beryllium disease or cancer.
- If you are a current or former worker or survivor, with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis, occupational cancers, or other work related conditions, you may qualify for compensation from the EEOICPA.
- If you are a current or former worker or survivor, you may qualify for State Workers’ Compensation Benefits for occupational illnesses or disease in addition to EEOICPA benefits.
- If you are a current or former worker or survivor, you may have the right to reopen a denied claim made for EEOICPA benefits and a right to claim State Workers’ Compensation Benefits.
If you wish to discuss a potential claim, under the EEOICPA or Workers’ Compensation, concerning a diagnosis an occupational related condition, please call 1-800-806-4611 for further information.
*Results may vary and no results are guaranteed.
If you need more information about a Social Security Disability/SSI matter, personal injury matter (car wreck, boating accident, slip and fall, etc.), EEOICPA claim, long or short-term disability, VA disability, Railroad Retirement Board disability, or a workers compensation matter, please contact the Law Offices of Tony Farmer and John Dreiser for a free case evaluation. We can be reached at (865) 584-1211 or (800) 806-4611, through Facebook, or through our website. Our office handles claims throughout East Tennessee, including Knoxville, Chattanooga, Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City, Morristown, Maryville, Rogersville, Dandridge, Tazewell, New Tazewell, Jefferson City, Strawberry Plains, Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Loudon, Kingston, Halls, Maynardville, Crossville, Cookeville, Jamestown, Sweetwater, Lenoir City, Athens, Oak Ridge, Clinton, LaFollette, Lake City, Jacksboro, Bean Station, Cosby, Newport, White Pine, Mosheim, Wartburg, Sunbright, Pigeon Forge, Greeneville, Harriman, Dayton, Spring City, and Deer Lodge.