• 9/11 Victim Programs
  • Victim Compensation Fund (VCF)
  • WTC Health Program (WTCHP)
  • Wrongful Death VCF Claims

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    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Here's What You Need to Know about 9/11 Prostate Cancer Claims

    Prostate cancer is a major health concern for men around the world, affecting millions of men globally. But did you know there's a shocking connection between the devastating terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and an increased risk of prostate cancer? September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to delve into the facts about prostate cancer and 9/11 exposure, explore symptoms of prostate cancer, and consider the treatment options and avenues for financial compensation that are available to 9/11 first responders and survivors through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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    NY Governor Signs the 9/11 Notice Act

    NY Governor Signs the 9/11 Notice Act: Educating Civilian Victims Eligible For Lifetime 9/11 Healthcare and Compensation

    On September 11th, 2023, the New York State Governor signed legislation (S. 2946-B/A. 75-B), the “9/11 Notice Act.” This new law requires employers to inform employees of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and the World Trade Center Health Program. This new legislation will help alert over 360,000 civilian survivors of 9/11 of their eligibility to file for free lifetime medical care and substantial compensation for illnesses such as 69 types of cancer.  

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    Choosing the right 9/11 lawyer can make all the difference in the size of your payout

    Published on LegalReader.com

    Were you in Lower Manhattan for any reason between September 11, 2001 and July 30, 2002? Since then have you been diagnosed with any type of cancer or breathing condition?  If so, you may be entitled to significant compensation and free lifetime medical care from the federal government. Congress passed the James Zadroga Act in 2010 and re-opened the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund to compensate victims and families for illnesses arising out of exposure to toxins in lower Manhattan after the Twin Towers fell.  Sixty nine + different cancers are now covered and eligible victims may be entitled to hundreds of thousands of tax free compensation in addition to free lifetime medical care. However, navigating the federal bureaucracy to obtain these valuable benefits can be difficult for anyone – much less someone who is dealing with a serious illness.

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    Job Protections for Those with 9/11 Cancers

    If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a type of cancer associated with 9/11 exposure, it is crucial to be informed about the rights and job protections available to you. The legal framework surrounding 9/11-related cancers and illnesses can be complex, but a clear understanding of these laws and the corresponding job protections can help safeguard your employment while you undergo necessary medical care and recovery. 

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