New Fund for 9/11 First Responders Accepting Claims Starting Today
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Oct 03, 2011 in Personal Injury
Many of the first responders and clean-up workers assisting in the aftermath of the 9/11 Terrorist attacks did not receive compensation because of the very restrictive rules on those eligible for compensation under the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. A new law establishes a medical monitoring/treatment program and compensation for those involved in the response, recovery, and clean-up operations after the 9/11 attacks. Our law firm has experience handling claims against funds such as this as we represented several clients pro bono thought the Trial Lawyers Care Project in 2002-2003. That particular fund was administered by Ken Feinberg. Our lawyers currently are representing victims of the Gulf Oil Spill in their claims against the GCCF which is also administered by Ken Feinberg.
If you or someone you love wishes to make a claim against the new 9/11 fund, our law firm can help. Contact us at 888-213-8140. The initial phone consultation is free and we charge just a 10 % contingent fee on these cases. Call 888-213-8140 and ask for Kevin Goldberg.
The ailments covered by the new law include personal injuries, Aerodigestive disorders and musculoskeletal disorders and include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), lung disease, respiratory disorders, asthma, COPD, cough syndromes, airway disorders, chronic rhino sinusitis, chronic laryngitis, GERD, sleep apnea, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and other musculoskeletal disorders. Unfortunately, cancer does not seem to be covered by the new fund at this time. The new 9/11 Fund was established by the Zadroga Act and signed into law on 1/2/11 by President Obama. The Justice Department Published rules governing the fund which can be viewed by clicking here. 9.11 Rules.pdf this particular fund is administered by Sheila Birnbaum who is a life-long New York Resident.
Unlike the original 9/11 Victim Fund, this new Fund covers those present at the World Trade Center site and any other crash site (including the Pentagon) and debris removal routes. The time frame is expanded from just 9/11/01 exposures to any exposures 9/11/01 through 5/30/02. People eligible include clean-up/debris removal workers, uniformed and non-uniformed personnel and community residents/volunteers. The Fund has $2.775 Billion Dollars but only $875 Million is available before 2016 (perhaps the rest can be used to help cancer victims). Payments to victims will be subject to reductions for prior compensation, collateral sources, and are TAX FREE!