9/11 Victim Blog

Category: Zadroga Act Compensation

What is the Status of Your Zadroga Act Compensation Claim?

August 31, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on Zadroga Act Compensation

Since it was first established, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) has received and processed thousands of claims. It continues to receive new claims every week. Given the large volume of VCF claims and the detailed review and analysis involved in processing and approving them, it can often take a long time before any compensation (or denial) gets in the hands of a 9/11 victim, first responder, or recovery worker. If you are waiting on a determination as to your claim for Zadroga Act compensation, you’ll understandably want to get information as to the status of your claim as it… READ ARTICLE

Zadroga Act Compensation Can Include Pain and Suffering Damages

July 28, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on Zadroga Act Compensation

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, they are very real, and awards of Zadroga Act compensation can include damages for what is commonly referred to as “pain and suffering.” However, such claims have certain limitations and there are caps that have been placed on the amount that can be awarded for… READ ARTICLE

How Does the Victim’s Compensation Fund Determine If a Condition is “9/11-Related”?

July 7, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on Zadroga Act Compensation

The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) and the Zadroga Act which established it has been a life-saving godsend for thousands of victims, first responders, recovery workers and their families who have suffered serious illnesses, injuries, or death as a result of that terrible day. Applying for Zadroga Act compensation can be complicated, and you have to meet specific criteria in order to be eligible. One of those criteria is having a condition that has been certified as being “9/11-related.” But what exactly does that mean and how is this critical determination made? Eligible Conditions To be eligible for compensation from… READ ARTICLE

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

June 9, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on Zadroga Act Compensation

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 the “Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act” in passing this important piece of legislation that provides benefits, treatment, and compensation to the thousands of individuals and families dealing with 9/11-related illnesses and losses. The Reauthorization Act included several changes to the Victim… READ ARTICLE

How Does The 2015 Reauthorization of the Zadroga Act Affect You?

May 12, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on FAQ

After a hard-fought battle, the 9/11 Zadroga Act was reauthorized in 2015. The 9/11 attorneys at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco, LLP actively and proudly assisted the “Citizens for the Extension of the James Zadroga Act” in passing this important piece of legislation that provides benefits, treatment, and compensation to the thousands of individuals and families dealing with 9/11-related illnesses and losses. The Reauthorization Act included several changes to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) program, including changes to how Zadroga Act awards are awarded. The Reauthorization Act made the following changes to the law: The VCF was directed to make full… READ ARTICLE

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

February 24, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on Zadroga Act Compensation

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 Losses Pursuant to the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act of 2015, new regulations were enacted that put caps on the amounts that Group B claimants could receive from the VCF for non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. Group B claims are… READ ARTICLE