9/11 Victim Blog

Monthly Archives: February 2017

What Qualities Should You Look for When Seeking a 9/11 Lawyer to Help You with Your Claims?

February 28, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

9/11 was one of the darkest days in American history. Though the years continue to pass since that fateful September morning, the pain, illness and trauma caused by the attacks remain a daily presence in the lives of thousands of victims, first responders and their families. As a country, we came together to help those impacted by the attacks. When it became clear that those in and around Ground Zero on 9/11 and thereafter were developing a wide range of health problems, the federal government responded by establishing a fund to provide compensation and resources to victims and their families…. READ ARTICLE

How the Reauthorization Act Changes Group B Claims for Zadroga Act Compensation

February 24, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on Zadroga Act Compensation

When the 9/11 Zadroga Act was reauthorized in 2015, several changes were made to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) program. Many of these changes have a direct impact on how compensation awards are made and how much Zadroga Act compensation an individual claimant may receive for certain types of losses. Caps on Damages for Non-Economic Losses Pursuant to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015, new regulations were enacted that put caps on the amounts that Group B claimants could receive from the VCF for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. Group B claims are… READ ARTICLE

3 Reasons to Hire a 9/11 Attorney to Help You with Your Zadroga Act Claims

February 22, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

Living with a 9/11-related cancer, injury or other illness can be a daily challenge — physically, emotionally and financially. While help is available for individuals and families struggling with the ongoing aftermath of the September 11th attacks, getting that help can often be a struggle in itself. Complicated filing requirements, often-changing rules and regulations and strict deadlines are just a few of the hurdles that can stand in the way of obtaining Zadroga Act compensation. That’s why we’re here. Since 2001, the 9/11 attorneys at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco have worked tirelessly to help 9/11 victims get the resources they… READ ARTICLE

What Treatments Can I Receive for Cancers Covered by The Zadroga Act?

February 17, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on Zadroga Act Compensation

A cancer diagnosis can be devastating.  Whole families can find themselves facing an uncertain future with fear, anxiety and questions about what to do next. If you are one of the thousands of people who have developed cancer because of your presence at or around Ground Zero during or after 9/11, there are resources available to get you the 9/11 cancer treatment you need at little or no cost to you. If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer that you believe is related to 9/11 and you haven’t already enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP), you… READ ARTICLE

Victim Impact Statements – What Needs to Be Included to Maximize 9/11 Victim Compensation?

February 15, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

The true impact that a 9/11-related illness, injury or death has had on a victim and their family can’t be measured in dollars and cents alone. The trauma, pain and loss felt by those who have suffered because of the terrorist attacks aren’t necessarily reflected in medical bills, paystubs or invoices. These “non-economic” losses are often part of victim compensation awards. But claims for such losses, including pain and suffering, must be supported by documentation and evidence. This can include “victim impact statements” which reflect how the 9/11 attacks and aftermath have affected the claimant and those around them. Pain… READ ARTICLE