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Zadroga Act Compensation Can Include Pain and Suffering Damages

By Hansen & Rosasco

Many of the losses suffered by victims of the September 11th attacks aren’t necessarily reflected in medical bills or in paychecks which never come. The trauma from that terrible day can be felt in pain, psychological or emotional distress, and the inability to enjoy life as it once was. While such losses can’t be seen, […]

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Understanding the Differences Between Group A and Group B Zadroga Act Claims

By Hansen & Rosasco

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 was reauthorized in 2015. This was no small accomplishment. It took the commitment of thousands of individuals who were advocates for victims, first responders, and recovery workers effected by the September 11th attacks. The 9/11 attorneys at Turley, Hansen & Partner actively and proudly assisted […]

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

By Hansen & Rosasco

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 […]

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Advocates Seek Workers’ Compensation Benefits for 9/11 Volunteers

By Hansen & Rosasco

Since 2003, the 9/11 Volunteer Fund was only compensating those who were volunteering under agencies such as FEMA or the Red Cross. Advocates argue that this was unfair to those who had selflessly gone down Ground Zero on their own volition and strongly feel that these benefits were improperly denied. Just recently it was announced that the Workers’ Compensation Board will reconsider and offer workers’ compensation benefits to those who did not volunteer under an agency. According to a recent Newsday article, the appellate division will review “any re-opening/re-consideration requests for Claimants who have received decisions which were decided upon the volunteer affiliation basis.”

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