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

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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Posted under: Can I file a claim if I was part of the recent 9/11 lawsuit?, First Responders, How much can an attorney charge to represent me in a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?, Lawyer Representation, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?

Verizon, Con Ed, AT&T and Other Utility Workers Covered by 9/11 Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund

By Hansen & Rosasco

The Zadroga 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund now covers utility workers who were restoring electrical and phone service during the massive clean-up efforts in the months following the attacks at any time until May 30, 2002.
workers and volunteers that were crucial to the cleanup efforts were the utility workers such as Con Ed, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and other utility workers who worked in the WTC area in the 8 1/2 months after 9/11.

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Posted under: Illnesses Covered, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Nadler Says Manhattan Downtown Residents Eligible for Zadroga 9/11 Victims’ Compensation Fund Awards

By Hansen & Rosasco

Are downtown Manhattan residents who were exposed to toxic dust as a result of the 9/11 attacks and clean up eligible for a Victims’ Compensation Fund (VCF) Award under the new Zadroga 9/11 Act? The answer is YES, according to Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Co-Author of the Zadroga Act. As reported in The Tribeca Trib, there is confusion regarding Zadroga 9/11 Act eligibility for downtown Manhattan residents.

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Posted under: First Responders, Lawyer Representation, Survivors, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, Who is eligible for compensation and health benefits?, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

9/11 Rescue Workers Facing 4 Month Health Treatment Gap

By Hansen & Rosasco

The New York Daily News reports that 9/11 First Responders could face a four month treatment gap because Congress never officially passed this year’s budget. the new World Trade Center Benefits and the World Trade Center Compensation Fund does not become effective until this July.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, vowed to find a fix for the gap in funding for the approximate 60,000 people who are enrolled in various World Trade Center health and monitoring programs.

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Posted under: First Responders, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, World Trade Center Health Program

9/11 WTC Victims Continue to Fight Asthma, COPD, RADS, Chronic Bronchitis says Study

By Hansen & Rosasco

New England Journal of Medicine has found that many of the rescue workers and responders to the World Trade Center attacks continued to suffer breathing difficulties that did not improve in the years since being exposed to the toxic dust and debris. 9/11 WTC workers who inhaled the thick dust at Ground Zero and nearby have not just the “World Trade Center Cough,” but also bronchitis, asthma and symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and decresed lung function.

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Survivors, The Victims' Compensation Fund, What medical benefits and monitoring are provided?

9/11 Fire Department Hero Loses Battle with WTC Related Cancer

By Hansen & Rosasco

A FDNY hero who led his fellow firefighters out of the World Trade Center North Tower just before it collapsed, saving countless lives, has lost his battle with 9/11 related bone marrow cancer at age 51. Unfortunately, like so many 9/11 first responders who have contracted cancer (including multiple myeloma and other blood cancers) related to their service at Ground Zero, this particular cancer was too strong to beat in the end.

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

Who is Eligible for Zadroga Award under the Re-Opened Victims’ Compensation Fund?

By Hansen & Rosasco

newly re-opened Victims Compensation Fund in the Zadroga 9/11 Act provides for a monetary award to a wide range of individuals involved in the rescue, clean-up, and repair efforts. Victim Compensation Fund may provide for monetary compensation to all workers and volunteers who were at the following locations

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Posted under: First Responders, Illnesses Covered, Survivors, The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures, World Trade Center Health Program, Zadroga 9/11 Eligibility

James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Signed by President Obama

By Hansen & Rosasco

President Obama signed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act into law this afternoon while still on vacation in Hawaii.
Now, the “Special Master” of the re-opened Victims’ Compensation Fund has 180 days to issue new regulations to implement the Zadroga Act. let us all be grateful that this day has finally come

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Posted under: The James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act of 2010, The Victims' Compensation Fund, Victim Compensation Fund Claim Procedures