9/11 Victim Blog

Category: First Responders

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

April 11, 2018

By on 9/11 Victim Compensation

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 exposure can and do impede victims’ ability to work and support their families. As with other injuries or illnesses which keep people off the job, 9/11-related conditions can be the basis of claims for workers’ compensation benefits. But many New Yorkers were having trouble getting… READ ARTICLE