The Attorneys of Rockland Injury Law are compassionate and experienced, we represent people who are ill due to the September 11 attacks.
What is the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?
The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) is a program created to provide compensation for the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Many people suffered physical harm or were killed due to the terrorist-related aircraft crashes on September 11, 2001. In the immediate aftermath of the collapse of the Twin Towers people became ill from breathing in the toxic dust. These victims include the dedicated rescue workers, office workers who were caught in the dust cloud on the 9/11, workers who returned to work in dusty and dangerous environments, residents whose apartments were not properly remediated of the toxic dust, and school children whose classrooms remained filthy long after 9/11.
In the days, weeks and months following September 11, these victims breathed in the harmful dust and smoke which contained toxic chemical remnants of the World Trade Center Towers. This has caused many victims to develop serious ailments, including a variety of cancers, asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease, asbestosis, chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, GERD, and sleep apnea.
The Zadroga Act
Recognizing the need to provide health care and compensation to the individuals affected by the 9/11 attacks, President Obama signed into law the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 on January 2, 2011. The 2011 version of the Act devoted approximately $2.775 billion to compensate victims for their injuries through the Victim Compensation Fund and an additional $1.5 billion to funding medical treatment and monitoring for World Trade Center related injuries.
In December 2015, Congress authorized an additional approximately $4.5 billion in compensation over the next five years. The amended legislation also provides health care for the next seventy-five years. Previously submitted claims, as well as newly diagnosed conditions and recent deaths are eligible to receive compensation.
Rockland Injury Law Represents the Victims of the 9/11 Attacks
At Rockland Injury Lawyers, we are a dedicated group of experienced partners, associates, and paralegals who will work on your VCF claims. If you or a loved one is ill as a result of exposure to toxic dust and fumes in lower Manhattan as result of the collapse of the World Trade Center in the months following 9/11 or a loved one has passed away because of it, please contact us. We are dedicated and will provide you with the representation you deserve after facing such a catastrophe.