9/11 is STILL Claiming Victims

Did You Live or Work in Lower Manhattan Between 9/11 & 5/30/02?

The 9/11 dust and fumes are proven to have caused breathing and digestive conditions PLUS over 70 different cancers, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, and skin cancer. Downtown office workers, residents, students, teachers, first responders, and others may be eligible for lifetime health care plus tax-free cash payments from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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You Helped New York City Get Back On Her Feet After 9/11

Were you in Lower Manhattan between September 11, 2001, and May 30, 2002?

Were you an office worker, resident, student, teacher, part of rescue, recovery, cleanup crew, volunteer, or first responder?

If so, you were a vital part of the recovery process for Manhattan. You kept the economy running and helped businesses and individuals get back on their feet. You swept off office desks, cleared the dust from clothing, and tried to resume your daily lives. All the while unknowingly breathing in dangerous dust, chemicals, and toxins.

Unfortunately, many responders and survivors — the lower Manhattan workers, residents, and students — now suffer from a disabling respiratory illness or cancer due to their presence in the Exposure Zone after 9/11. If you believe that your illness or cancer may have been caused by 9/11 in any way, you may qualify for lifetime medical care and a cash payout from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF).

Hansen & Rosasco, LLP, is one of New York’s premier 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund law firms. Our team of caring attorneys, paralegals, outreach professionals, and staff have dedicated our lives to helping 9/11 responders and survivors collect the benefits and awards they deserve. Since 2001, our 9/11 VCF attorneys have helped over 3000 victims recover close to a half a billion dollars.

In your darkest hours, it is important to know that you are not alone. You deserve to have a team of dedicated 9/11 attorneys on your side who won’t give up on you. After all, you didn’t give up on NYC two decades before. We stand by our clients and fight for them because they deserve justice.

Even if you are not sure you qualify, we want to hear your story. Call us today at (855) 353-4907 to see if you or a loved one qualifies!

Why Choose Hansen & Rosasco?

We were there when the Twin Towers fell. We remember the thick dust cloud that hung in the air and the toxic jet fuel fires that burned 24/7 for weeks. That very October, we took our first case on a pro bono basis. It was for a family who lost their 22-year-old son when the North Tower came down. He worked at the Windows on the World Restaurant on the 107th floor. His mother worked for a financial institution on a floor below and had helped him get the job at the restaurant. She got out of the building and to safety before the building fell. Her young son did not. Our 9/11 lawyer met with the mother who was devastated by survivor guilt for both getting her son the job in the restaurant and getting out herself. After hearing that story, and successfully getting her family compensation, we knew that helping  9/11 victims was a calling, not just the practice of an area of law.

Since that day, our lawyers have led the way in helping 9/11 victims and their families. Hansen & Rosasco has represented thousands of 9/11 victims and recovered millions of dollars for our clients from the 9/11 VCF. We know the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claims back and forth. We are a large enough law firm to get you maximum compensation from the VCF, but small enough to care.

Our 9/11 lawyers take a personal approach to learning about each and every case and ensure that a senior partner who has over 25 years of experience, is personally available to all our clients.

We are also proud to have a Director of 9/11 Outreach and Education in-house here at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP. Phil Alvarez is the brother of Luis Alvarez whom the law, Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Act was named.

Our firm is the only major 9/11 law firm to also personally handle victims’ claims for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

What is the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program?

The World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) and the Victim Compensation Fund are integrally linked. Before you can receive a VCF award, you must first have a WTCHP qualifying illness. The WTCHP gives 9/11 survivors and responders free medical care, treatment, and benefits for qualifying illnesses. To date, there are over 70 qualifying cancers and hundreds of medical conditions. Receiving these benefits and care is easy with the help of an experienced 9/11 attorney.

At Hansen & Rosasco, LLP, we have a team of full-time paralegals who do nothing but move WTCHP applications along, especially for those with serious or terminal cancers. They answer questions for clients regarding the WTC Health Program and contact the Program when our clients need extra help or have issues with the Program. This team is our “official liaison” to the WTCHP and can get through to the WTCHP and are true problem solvers.

Do You Need a Lawyer to File a 9/11 Victim Compensation Claim?

The simple answer is no. You do not need a lawyer to file a 9/11 VCF claim. However, it is strongly recommended that 9/11 survivors and responders retain a lawyer to help handle the claim from the start.

How can a 9/11 lawyer help?

At Hansen & Rosasco, LLP, our lawyers understand the legal intricacies and governmental red tape of filing 9/11 claims. We know the laws inside and out and can push through claims efficiently, oftentimes avoiding years of delays. Your time is better spent on your treatment and focusing on your health. Let us do the legwork of finding witnesses, preparing the necessary sworn statements, and proving your presence in the Exposure Zone. We know how to advocate on your behalf to maximize your award, including appearing at hearing and handling appeals for no extra fee. We will deal with the deferral government so you don’t have to.

We can help you because we’ve been there since the beginning. Assisting 9/11 survivors and their families is all we do and it shows.

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We Are Still Registering Victims for the 9/11 VCF Claim

We Have Won Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Awards for Thousands of Clients!

$3.4 million for a Wall Street Executive with Cancer
$3.4 million for a Wall Street Executive with Cancer

Hansen & Rosasco 9/11 lawyers won $3.4 million in VCF awards for “loss of earnings” and “pain and suffering” for a Wall Street professional who became completely disabled by 9/11-related metastatic breast cancer. Hansen & Rosasco, LLP also represented and won Social Security Disability benefits for this client.

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$3.2 million for a NYC Police Officer with Cancer
$3.2 million for a NYC Police Officer with Cancer

Hansen & Rosasco 9/11 lawyers represented and won $3.2 million for “loss of earnings” and “pain and suffering” in VCF awards for a NYC police officer who became completely disabled by 9/11-related colorectal cancer.

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$1.9 million for Widow of telecommunications line worker with cancer
$1.9 million for Widow of telecommunications line worker with cancer

Our 9/11 lawyers secured $1.9 million in VCF awards and funeral expenses for the widow and family of a Verizon worker who died from WTC-related colon cancer.

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VCF Frequently Asked Questions

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You Are Eligible For the 9/11 VCF if:

If you were present in the NYC “9/11 crash site area” between 9/11/2001 and 5/30/2002, and you are now suffering from a qualifying medical condition (including one of over 70 types of cancer), there is a good chance that free lifetime healthcare and a tax-free cash award are available to you.

VCF Eligibility Includes:

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Types of 9/11 Related Cancers

Since 9/11 more than 100,000 people have applied for and received help for their 9/11-related illnesses and cancers. More than 35,000 people who were present near Ground Zero in the months after 9/11 will develop an illness or cancer related to the September 11th attacks in the next decade.

Have you been diagnosed with a 9/11 related cancer?

If you are diagnosed with cancer and were present in the Exposure Zone during the months that followed 9/11, the VCF presumes that 9/11 caused your cancer. The WTCHP lists over 70 different cancers that they believe could be caused by 9/11. You do not have to prove that 9/11 caused your cancer – you simply need to call our law firm and let us go to work for you.

We can prove that you were present in the Exposure Zone and will gather the necessary evidence needed to win your claim. To date, we have helped thousands of residents, students, workers, first responders, and their families receive large cash payouts from the VCF.

9/11 Cancers Certified for Eligibility:

Plus over 60 others!

See the full list of common 9/11 cancers and illnesses!

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Our Reviews Speak Volumes:


This firm is remarkable. They are dedicated to their clients and helped my mother after she was diagnosed with lymphoma. They really held her hand and reassured her that everything was going to be ok. This firm put my mom's mind at ease and let her focus on her treatment as they took care of her claim. Wonderful people working here.

—Jessica N.05/28/2019


This firm helped my sister who lived downtown after she got breast cancer and thyroid cancer. They got her affidavits, took care of the calls with the VCF, and got her a substantial award.

—Randy G.05/13/2019


My husband volunteered down at Ground Zero and wound up getting cancer. We were devastated when that happened. This firm gave us light at the end of the tunnel. They helped us figure out how to get into the health program and helped us get the monetary benefits we deserved.

—Laura M.05/06/2019


When I first called the firm they told me do not worry about the VCF focus on your health. That was all I had to do, and they took care of the rest. I really could not have done this without them. Thank you.

—M. M.05/03/2019


I want to extend my most sincere thank you to the team at Hansen and Rosasco. Troy and Sam threw me a life vest when I needed it most. I really do not know where I would be now without their help.

—Kellen H.04/22/2019

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Why Us? It’s All We Do!

Hansen & Rosasco, LLP 9/11 lawyers have represented and supported the 9/11 community since soon after the attacks in 2001. Our long-standing experience has made Hansen & Rosasco, LLP one of the most respected and successful 9/11 law firms. Our 9/11 lawyers take a personal approach to learning about each and every case and ensure that a senior partner who has over 25 years of experience, is personally available to all our clients.

Our firm is the only major 9/11 law firm to also personally handle victims’ claims for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.

Put our focused experience to work for you and get the protection and payout you deserve.

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