9/11 Victim Compensation

9/11 Firefighter’s Recent Death Shows Struggles of PTSD and Struggles With Pension Benefits

By Hansen & Rosasco

Joe Battista was an FDNY firefighter who worked for months at Ground Zero after the September 11th attacks, and then spent time sifting through debris at the Fresh Kills landfill looking for human remains. This soul-crushing work eventually took its toll. Battista was certified by the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) as having 9/11-related […]

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9/11 Suits Against Saudi Arabia

By Hansen & Rosasco

For tens of thousands of victims, survivors, and families who have suffered incomprehensible losses as a result of the September 11th attacks, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) have provided critical compensation and care to help them rebuild their lives. As essential and effective as these two […]

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WTC First Responders and Recovery Workers Need to Act NOW to Preserve Their Right to Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Hansen & Rosasco

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was established to provide compensation and resources to those who have suffered as a result of the September 11th attacks. But for New York first responders, rescue workers, and recovery workers, the VCF is not the only potential source of compensation for 9/11-related illnesses. The conditions caused by 9/11 […]

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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Issues Status Report Outlining Progress Made Since Zadroga Act Reauthorization

By Hansen & Rosasco

By law, the Special Master who administers the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) must issue an annual status report outlining the fund’s activities for the previous year. The reports identify progress and any shortcomings in processing claims and awarding compensation to thousands of first-responders, recovery workers and other individuals who have suffered from cancer and […]

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Daily News Joins Chorus of Voices Urging Federal Agencies and NY Pension Boards to Get Their Acts Together for 9/11 Victims

By Hansen & Rosasco

On the heels of an increasing number of stories about 9/11 victims being denied compensation, benefits, or care for conditions that have already been certified as 9/11-related, the New York Daily News published an editorial urging certain federal agencies and New York City pension authorities to clear roadblocks which they have placed in the way […]

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9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Has Awarded Over $2.8 Billion to Almost 17,000 Claimants According to Most Recent Report

By Hansen & Rosasco

In July, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) released its quarterly report discussing the progress of its work processing claims and granting awards for compensation to those who have suffered from illness and injury or lost a loved one as a result of the September 11th attacks. Thousands of victims, first responders, and recovery workers […]

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

By Hansen & Rosasco

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 […]

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