Downtown Manhattan Workers
Representing the VCF Rights of Downtown Manhattan Workers
Many people are unaware that the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund includes not only first responders, but also any Downtown Manhattan office and other employees who worked in the area at any time from September 11, 2001 through May 30, 2002. Eligibility for the 9/11 Fund includes those who were at their jobs in the area on the day of the 9/11 attacks, as well as those who returned to work in the toxic areas during any time in the months that followed, until May 30, 2002.
You were told it was safe to return to work. You were told that the air was safe to breathe, and the water safe to drink – and we have long known that this was a lie. If you worked in the “Exposure Zone” during this time period, and now suffer from a cancer or related illness, you could be eligible for VCF payments from the 9/11 Fund.
Our firm secured a $3.4 million award from the WTC VCF for a Wall Street area professional who was disabled by metastatic breast cancer, which was registered as a 9/11-related condition.
Downtown Manhattan Professional's Award
The Wall Street area professional’s award included “loss of earnings” (also referred to as economic losses), plus an award for “pain and suffering” damages (also referred to as non-economic losses). And, our World Trade Center lawyers won lifetime Social Security benefits for this client, in addition to the VCF payment. This is but one client we have helped – someone who resumed her regular work schedule in Lower Manhattan, after having been told by the EPA that it was safe.
Eligibility & VCF Payments
In order to be eligible for VCF payments, you must collect proper Proof of Presence documents. You can visit our Proof of Presence in the NYC “Exposure Zone” page here. LINK TO NEW PROOF OF PRESENCE PAGE Our World Trade Center lawyers at Hansen & Rosasco, LLP will help you gather proper documentation for both the VCF and the WTC Health Program.
If you were working in the “Exposure Zone” in Downtown Manhattan during this time period and have become ill as a result, you may have 9/11 Fund eligibility for these same kinds of VCF payments. We aim to educate all survivors about the benefits and eligibility within the WTC VCF.
Contact our World Trade Center Lawyers Today
Please contact our World Trade Center lawyers to learn more about 9/11 Fund eligibility, as well as VCF payments you might be eligible for. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve and the care you need for your cancers or other related conditions. Call us at 855-982-4636 or fill out a contact form here