Posted Jun 28, 2011 by Turley, Hansen & Rosasco on How long do I have to file a Zadroga 9/11 Compensation claim?
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Daniel J. Hansen, a partner at the Zadroga Act Claim law firm of Turley, Hansen & Partners was quoted last week in Metro NY on the new 9 11 Victim Compensation Fund draft rules released by Special Master Sheila Birnbaum.
Like his partner Troy Rosasco, Hansen was disappointed that the new rules only permit compensation for “physical harm”, not for psychological injuries. “Unfortunately, for the people that are suffering from debilitating cases of post-traumatic stress disorder, the line was drawn against them,” said Hansen. He gave an example of a corrections officer who unearthed both a woman’s body and a child’s hand, causing nightmares and other symptoms to this day.
First responders and victims will have a chance to meet and hear from the new 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Special Master, Sheila Birnbaum, at a “Town Hall” meeting tomorrow night, 6/29 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at the United Federation of Teachers office located at 50 Broadway in lower Manhattan.