In the past, nuclear testing was done in dangerous ways in places like Bikini Atoll. If you are a veteran, there is a chance that you were a victim of nuclear exposure when you were serving in the military, and you might have experienced negative health impacts — such as cancer — because of it. If this is the case, then you might be hoping that you will be compensated for some of your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses that might relate to the nuclear exposure. These are a few things that you can do if you are hoping to be compensated in this manner.
Gather Evidence of Your Service
Of course, one of the first steps that you will need to take is to provide evidence that you were, in fact, exposed to nuclear testing while you were an active service member or otherwise affiliated with the military. Documents that prove that you served in the military and that support your claim that you were stationed in a dangerous area during a dangerous time should suffice.
Gather Evidence of Health Impacts
Some people who were exposed to nuclear testing have not actually faced any health impacts because of it, but there are also many people who have been diagnosed with cancer or who have suffered from other serious health impacts due to nuclear exposure. If you, unfortunately, fall into the latter category, you can help ensure that you are properly compensated by gathering up as much evidence about these health impacts as possible.
If you already have documentation from a doctor about your condition, for example, you'll need to gather up this documentation. If you are currently seeing a doctor, you should talk to your doctor about the fact that you are seeking compensation so that they can provide you with additional helpful paperwork. If you have medical bills that you have received for related medical care, then you should also gather up those medical bills and receipts so that you can hopefully be compensated for the money that you have spent or the bills that you might still owe money for.
Hire an Attorney
Once you have gathered up all of this documentation and evidence, it is a good idea to hire an attorney who has experience with helping veterans like you with seeking the compensation that they are entitled to. Then, the attorney can help you with taking the necessary steps to fight for compensation.