9/11 Victim Blog

Can I Recover 9/11 Victim Compensation for Future Lost Earnings?

July 14, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

The amounts awarded by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) attempt to address the wide range of physical, emotional, and financial losses suffered by victims, first responders, recovery workers, and their families. One of the most tangible impacts of a 9/11-related illness is the inability to work and the loss of wages as a result. A large percentage of VCF awards are for such “economic” losses, not only for wages already lost but also for the loss of future earnings as a result of a disability, inability to work, or limited ability to work due to 9/11-related injuries or illnesses…. READ ARTICLE

9/11 World Trade Center Health Program 2017 Anniversary Statement of John Howard, MD

July 10, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Cancers

The 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program is an essential part of the 9/11 James Zadroga Act passed by Congress in 2010.  The program provides 100% health care coverage to 9/11 responders and survivors for both physical and psychological conditions related to their 9/11 related illnesses. Last week, Dr. John Howard, the Director of the Program, issued the above  video statement regarding the status of the program on it 7 th anniversary. When new potential clients call our office for lawyer representation in a 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund claim, they are often unaware of the important and potentially life saving… 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

Can I Appeal If My Claim for VCF Compensation is Denied?

June 30, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on FAQ

Sadly, it is not uncommon for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund (VCF) to deny eligible claims for compensation or issue an award for a substantially smaller amount than it should be. There are many reasons why 9/11 compensation claims are denied. Often, the failure of the claimant to submit a complete application or provide necessary supporting documentation will lead to a denial or disappointing award. Fortunately, VCF rules allow for adverse decisions to be appealed. But 9/11 claim appeals can be complicated. Having an experienced 9/11 attorney on your side when completing your initial application can reduce the likelihood of… READ ARTICLE

How Do I Prove I Was At a 9/11 Crash Site in Order to Make a Claim for Zadroga Act Compensation?

June 23, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on FAQ

The effects of the September 11th attacks were felt across the country and around the world. But only those victims, first responders, and recovery workers who were present at or around a 9/11 crash site at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, or Shanksville, Pennsylvania are eligible to receive Zadroga Act compensation. In order to have a viable claim for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), your application must contain sufficient proof that you were indeed present at one of the sites. The WTC lawyers at Turley, Hansen & Rosasco have worked with thousands of 9/11 victims and… READ ARTICLE

Can I Recover 9/11 Victim Compensation for Mental Illness?

June 16, 2017

By Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on 9/11 Victim Compensation

The impact of the September 11th attacks on victims, first responders, and recovery workers takes many forms. Physical injuries, illnesses, and conditions are the most visible and common ways in which the trauma of 9/11 manifests itself among survivors. But the psychological impact of that horrible day and its aftermath – including such conditions as PTSD, anxiety, and major depressive order – is just as real and can be just as devastating. Physical Injury Required to Obtain 9/11 Victim Compensation However, the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) was established to compensate victims for their 9/11-related physical injuries and the economic… READ ARTICLE