Can I file a claim if I was part of the recent 9/11 lawsuit?

New Zadroga 9/11 Act Victim Compensation Fund FAQ’s from Justice Department

By Hansen & Rosasco

On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed the Zadroga Act, which reopens the September 11th Victim Compensation Fundof 2001. The Zadroga Act expanded the scope of the original VCF to enable more individuals who suffered physical injury or death as a result of the September 11th attacks to obtain compensation from the program. The VCF will accept claims for five years and will complete the payment of claims during 2016-17. you must submit your claim within two years of the date you know of the physical injury or death resulting from the attacks (or, if you already know of the physical injury or death in question, within two years of the date that the regulations are finally updated).
Congress has appropriated a fixed sum of money for the VCF. This fixed sum is $2.775 billion. Congress has also determined that $875 million of that total amount may be paid out in the first five years of the VCF program. The remainder may be paid in the sixth year.

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Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Sheila Birnbaum Wins Hearts and Minds of 9/11 Victims at Town Hall Meeting

By Hansen & Rosasco

Ms. Birnbaum directly addressed the difficult issue of whether there was enough total money ($2.8 billion) in the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to fully compensate all claimants. Ms. Birnbaum deftly handled all the audience questions. She looked claimants in the eye and did not over-promise. She explained difficult concepts of damages in plain language, while always assuring the claimants that the process would be fair and transparent. She was part therapist, part skilled litigator, part hometown hero and most of all – a friend and advocate for victims.

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9/11 Zadroga Act Claims Free Webinar: What You Need to Know About the Victim Compensation Fund

By Hansen & Rosasco

Join experienced New York 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) attorneys Troy G. Rosasco and Daniel J. Hansen for a fact filled webinar discussing the new Zadroga Act. Subjects covered will include: Who is Eligibile?, What Illnesses are Covered?, How Do You File a Claim?, What is Needed to Prove Your “Damages”, including “pain and suffering”?, Who is the “Special Master”?, How Much Money Can You Expect to Receive?, Can You File if You Already Collected Money from the Old VCF or other Lawsuits?, and How Long Will the Claims Process Take?

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Facts About 9/11 Victims Compensation Under The Zadroga Act

By Hansen & Rosasco

What is the Zadroga 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund? On January 2, 2011, President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010. James Zadroga was a NYPD Detective who died from inhaling toxic dust while working at Ground Zero. He inspired Congressional passage of federal funds that would provide for healthcare and […]

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Zadroga 9/11 Act Information Videos for Victims and Survivors

By Hansen & Rosasco

ZadrogaClaimsInfo.com is pleased to announce a new series of Internet videos produced by our attorneys explaining the Zadroga Act and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. These videos are intended to give victims and survivors of the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy more helpful information, insight and commentary about their rights under the Zadroga Act and the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Zadroga Act videos cover such topics as :

Overview of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010
What are the Most Common Medical Conditions in 9/11 WTC Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) claims?
Are you eligible to file a 9/11 WTC Victim Compensation Fund claim?
Can you file a claim with the Victim Compensation Fund if you participated in a prior 9/11 lawsuit?
How do I File a 9/11 WTC Victim Compensation Fund Claim?
How do I Choose the Right Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund Lawyer?

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Zadroga 9/11 Act Questions and Answers from Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney

By Hansen & Rosasco

Click here for Answers to Frequently Asked Zadroga 9/11 Act Questions
Click here for a Brief Zadroga Act Summary
Click here for a list of Zadroga Law Deadlines
Click here for a Detailed Summary of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

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How Much Can Zadroga Act Lawyers Charge in WTC Victim Compensation Fund Claims if I Settled a Prior 9/11 Lawsuit?

By Hansen & Rosasco

What attorney’s fee amount can be properly charged by a lawyer representing a 9/11 first responder, construction worker or clean-up worker who also now wants to file a claim under the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund? In other words, under the Zadroga Act, individuals who settled their lawsuit who also file a WTC Victims Compensation Fund claim will never pay more than a 10 percent attorney’s fee on all amounts received (the total received from the settled lawsuit plus the amount awarded by the Fund). The final question is whether it is difficult to switch to a new attorney to file a claim under the Victims Compensation Fund? The answer is “NO”.

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Can I file a Zadroga compensation claim if I was part of the recent 9/11 lawsuit against New York City, the Port Authority and others?

By Hansen & Rosasco

Yes. However, there are significant limitations for those who have either “pending” or “settled” civil action. These limitations, and potential strategies to maximize any recovery under the Zadroga Act, should be discussed with an attorney. The limitations in the statute are detailed below: (f) Limitations on Civil Actions- (1) APPLICATION TO DAMAGES RELATED TO DEBRIS […]

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