Families fight for Workers’ Comp benefits after radiation exposure
Posted on June 9th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
Years after being exposed on the job to radiation and toxic materials at an Ohio uranium enrichment plant, families of the exposed workers are fighting a state ruling that is keeping them from receiving workers’ compensation death benefits. According to the state, the claims missed the 2-year statute of limitations to receive benefits for a work-related injury. But the families claim they should not be penalized since they had no knowledge of the fact they were working in a life-threatening environment. Some of the employees worked from the plant for decades until dying of cancer or other diseases. A lawyer in Columbus buy paxil cr currently represents 38 plaintiffs from this plant. He argues that Congress acknowledged in 2000 that a large number of nuclear weapons workers in the Cold War were put at risk without their knowledge or consent. Therefore, these families should be an exception to the 2-year rule.
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